Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requests applications for the State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreements Program (SEJCA) to support/produce model state activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health results in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms and risks by leveraging or utilizing the existing resources or assets of state agencies. SEJCA goals are to 1) achieve measurable and meaningful environmental and/or public health results in communities; 2) build broad and robust, results-oriented partnerships, particularly with community organizations within affected area; 3) pilot activities in specific communities that create models which can be expanded or replicated in other geographic areas; 4) reinforce connections to EPA Regional Environmental Justice (EJ) Action Plan and state's participation in the design and implementation of EPA EJ Action Plan activities; and 5) strengthen the development and implementation of specific approaches to achieve environmental justice.

Projects should leverage state information, state leadership, state results, relationships between delegated programs and state environmental justice policies, and state targeting of disproportionately burdened areas.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should summarize 1) the community of focus and the PI’s relationship with that community, 2) problem(s) to be addressed, 3) project goals, 4) project activities, and 5) an evaluation plan.

Amount:

$160,000

MU Deadline for letter of intent::

4:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2009

Sponsor Deadline:

April 10, 2009

URL for more information: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/grants/index.html

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.