Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants

Posted: January 8, 2024

Deadline: November 21, 2024

Grantor: US Environmental Protection Agency

Additional Information

EPA’s new Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants program (Community Change Grants) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity for approximately $2 billion dollars in Inflation Reduction Act funds to benefit disadvantaged communities through projects that reduce pollution, increase community climate resilience, and build community capacity to address environmental and climate justice challenges.

These place-based investments will be focused on community-driven initiatives to be responsive to community and stakeholder input.

Review program guidelines and requirements in full here.

Local governments are eligible to apply as part of a partnership with a community-based non-profit organization (CBO).

There will be two tracks of funding under this opportunity. Track I will fund approximately 150 large, transformational community-driven investment grants of $10 million - $20 million. Track II will fund approximately 20 meaningful engagement grants of $1 million - $3 million. Grants cannot exceed 3-years in duration.


No cost-sharing or matching is required as a condition of eligibility under this NOFO. 

How to Apply

View the recording of the December 7, 2023 webinar

Apply online at Grants.gov here: https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/351071


For more information, please contact CCGP@epa.gov.

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