Deadline to apply for Community Impact Grants

Date(s) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017
3:00 pm

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The deadline to submit an application for an Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant from Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Environmental Justice is 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The grants aim to mitigate environmental and public health threats in low-income and minority communities.

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.


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