Environmental justice education, research grants available | Coastal Review – Coastal Review Online

The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting grant applications for environmental education and research on health impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations.

The EPA is calling for grant applications from those eligible to support environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment.

The Environmental Education Grants Program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods or techniques. EPA has distributed between $2 and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, supporting more than 3,800 grants since 1992.

The 2021 Environmental Education grant competition closes Dec. 6. More details are at https://www.epa.gov/education/grants

As part of its Science to Achieve Results program, the EPA also is seeking applications proposing transdisciplinary research with approaches that explore and analyze environmental problems at the intersection of climate change, environmental justice and vulnerable populations and/or lifestages.

Proposed projects should address all of the following research questions:

  1. What may be the most influential community-, population- or lifestage-specific vulnerabilities caused by ongoing climate change that would elevate exposure to pollutants or contaminants and further exacerbate the health effects from exposure to pollutants or contaminants in underserved communities?
  2. What are the cumulative health impacts of climate change related stressors on vulnerable groups or susceptible lifestages in underserved communities?
  3. How can community-based scientific research results be translated