The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance to eligible organizations working to address local environmental or public health issues in their communities. Below are the steps you should follow to apply.
Steps to apply
Here are the five suggested steps to apply:
|Get Started – NOW!
> If you’re not registered, go to Step 2.
> If you are registered, go to Step 3.
|Register – by Thursday, March 9
Registering can take weeks (if not months). If you can’t register by March 9 or soon thereafter, we recommend you use this time to register for the next opportunity.
If you need additional help, send us an email.
|Review EPA Resources – by Friday, March 10
B: Double check the EJCPS eligibility.
D: Review the EJCPS slides.
E: Read the EJCPS FAQs.
|Find Partners & Envision – by Friday, March 17
Find and solidify your partners and collectively envision your proposal.
A: Fill out the EJCPS Partner Survey.
B: Reach out to these potential partners and/or others.
C: Schedule a time to speak with your partners (or EPN if you responded to our survey and are in an application cohort) and brainstorm about proposal ideas.
|Write, Review, and Submit – by Friday, April 7
Although the deadline is Friday, April 14, have your application completed early to give yourself time to troubleshoot if you have any difficulty submitting through Grants.gov.
A: Read through the EJCPS template and create a copy in Google Docs that all partners can access. This will be your draft application.
C: Review your work (ideally more than once) using the EJCPS evaluation criteria to ensure that all requirements have been met in each section and that all possible points should be awarded.
D: Submit to Grants.gov, ideally by Friday, April 7, but no later than the deadline of Friday, April 14. These step-by-step instructions and video can help.
E: Take …a nap!
Thank you to our partners
EPN would like to thank the Anthropocene Alliance (A2), CommunityAQ, and OpenGrants for their collaboration on this effort. In addition, you can find resources created by A2, including a sample EJCPS application, budget template, logic model template, and sample letters of commitment, here.