The Fiscal Year 2019 EJ Small Grants solicitation is now open!

The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) program awards grants that support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities.  The EJSG program will award approximately $1.5 million nationwide for this competitive opportunity. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 50 grants (5 per EPA region) of up to $30,000 each.  These grants are for one-year projects. Given projected increases in extreme weather events and the vulnerability of underserved populations, this opportunity will emphasize projects that address emergency preparedness and increase resiliency, as well as projects that include the needs of US military veterans and homeless populations.

Full Proposal Due Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time Requirement – All applications must be submitted through Click the following link to view the opportunity on

FY2019 Request for Proposals – Environmental Justice Small Grant Program (amended 12/19/2018)

Informational Pre-Application Assistance Call

Thursday January 31, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Potential applicants are invited to participate in a conference call with EPA to address questions about the EJSG Program and this solicitation. Interested persons may access the pre-application assistance call by dialing 866-299-3188 and entering the code 202-564-6349# when prompted.