EPA ARP Environmental Justice Funding Announced

EPA has announced $50 million in funding for Environmental Justice initiatives under the American Rescue Plan (ARP). EPA will use this funding for grants, contracts, and other agency activities that address unequal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in low-income communities and communities of color to improve air quality, drinking water, revitalization of brownfields, and diesel emissions from buses. These efforts will include EPA’s State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement (SEJCA) program to award competitive grants for training projects, developing citizen-science tools, pollution monitoring, and educational campaigns to enable EJ advocates, scientists, and decision-makers to address pollution and create thriving communities. To see a list of the first projects being funded and how the agency will distribute the ARP funding, read the press release and visit the EPA website.