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COVID-19 quick take: EPA earmarks $1M for state environmental justice grants

Susan Swann, Esq.  

Susan Swann, Esq.  

(May 1, 2020) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 30 announced (2020 WL 2079331) plans for five $200,000 grants to help state and local governments work with environmental justice groups to counter the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in low-income and minority communities.

The EPA’s State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement Program will create five $200,000 grants, each to be paid out over a period of up to two years.
The grants will support public education, community health efforts and emergency planning in vulnerable communities, as well as innovative forms of outreach to areas with poor internet access.

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