EPA’s Community Change Grant Program: What Tribes and Community Organizations Need to Know to Apply

When
June 27, 2024 11:00 am — 1:00 pm
Where
Webinar Only
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An ELI Public Webinar
Co-sponsored by:  American College of Environmental Lawyers, ACOEL Foundation, and Universal Access to Clean Water for Tribal Communities (Tribal Clean Water)

In November of 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights announced its new Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants program (Community Change Grants). This program offers approximately $2 billion in funding to support community-driven projects that "deploy clean energy, strengthen climate resilience, and build capacity for communities to tackle environmental and climate justice challenges." The funding is provided by the Inflation Reduction Act. EPA emphasized that the program's benefits will exclusively be available to "disadvantaged communities that are marginalized by underinvestment and overburdened by pollution," including Federally-recognized Tribes. $300 million of the funding is earmarked for eligible tribal projects.

Join the American College of Environmental Lawyers, the Environmental Law Institute, and our co-sponsors for a webinar discussing the Community Change Grants program with speakers from EPA Region 7 and EnDyna, Inc. This webinar aims to assist Federally-recognized Tribes and community-based organizations to understand how they can optimize their efforts to access IRA Community Change Grant funds for climate action and pollution reduction projects.

Panelists:
David R. Tripp, Esq., Owner, David R. Tripp Law Firm, LLC, Moderator
Stanley Holder, Environmental Justice Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7
James Holt, Senior Technical Assistance Advisor, EnDyna, Inc.
Meg McCollister, Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7
LaTonya Sanders, Acting Branch Chief, Community Engagement Branch, EJCEERD, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7
Erin Weekley, Acting Deputy Director, Environmental Justice, Community Engagement, and Environmental Review Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7

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