EPA Rolls Out Training Grants For Environmental Justice Communities
Inside Climate News reports on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) initiative to address environmental justice by awarding $12 million in grants for a technical training center. The center, part of the Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers program, aims to help underserved communities access funds for climate resilience and pollution abatement from the Biden administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act. Adam Ortiz, EPA Mid-Atlantic administrator, announced the grant in Ivy City, symbolizing the disproportionate pollution burden on communities of color. Sixteen such centers, receiving a total of $177 million, will provide training in grant application processes, grant writing, and community engagement to enable these communities to access federal funding opportunities under the Justice40 initiative. The EPA, partnering with the Department of Energy, emphasizes clean energy transition and financing options to advance energy justice.