Webinar to explain how to apply for Community Impact Grants

November 29, 2016
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Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

A webinar to explain how to apply for Community Impact Grants to  mitigate environmental and public health threats in low-income and minority communities will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 by the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Environmental Justice. Not-for-profit community-based organizations are eligible to apply. Register for the webinar here.

Previous projects have included citizen science, water/air quality monitoring, urban farming, alternative energy projects, curriculum development, green infrastructure installation and more. A list of previous projects and winners is available here.

Organizations can request up to $50,000; $3 million is available. Projects must address a community’s exposure to multiple harms and risks and include a research component that will be used to expand the knowledge of the affected community.

All applicants are required to register and prequalify in the Grants Gateway before applying for a Community Impact Grant. This is a web-based grants management tool used to improve the way grants are administered by the state. Once registered and prequalified, organizations can then apply for the grant in the Grants Gateway. Instructions and application are available here.

The deadline to submit an application for the Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant is 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.

For a complete list of guidelines, contact the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Environmental Justice at (866) 229-0497 or justice@dec.ny.gov.

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One Response to Webinar to explain how to apply for Community Impact Grants

  1. Donna on December 5, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Good information, Connie.

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