Technical Assistance

EPN’s pro bono Capacity-Building Technical Assistance Program provides assistance to communities; NGOs; and state, local, and tribal agencies disproportionately impacted by environmental and health issues. EPN's network of volunteers assists organizations to more effectively and meaningfully participate in government decision-making by helping them navigate EPA, potential grants, regulatory processes, federal policies, and publicly available data to support their work.

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Meet Our Technical Assistance Community Outreach Team

EPN has Community Outreach Associates across the country, each focused on connecting communities in their regions with our 550+ EPA alumni volunteers to provide pro bono technical assistance on community-identified projects.

Learn More About Our Pro Bono Capacity-Building Technical Assistance Program

Our pro bono capacity-building technical assistance program provides a number of resources for communities, community-serving NGOs, and under-resourced government agencies, including: public funding opportunity guides, webinars and convenings, office hours, and 1:1 support. We have assisted over 1,000 groups with technical assistance and helped communities secure over $540 million in federal funding.
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Inquire Here

Please complete our inquiry form for assistance or to learn more about EPN's pro bono Capacity-Building Technical Assistance Program, including our Community Air Monitoring Grant Support Group.

Technical Assistance for Federal Funding

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Funding Updates

EPN provides biweekly-ish updates on current federal funding opportunities and other funding resources for our network of partners.

Access Federal Funding

Hundreds of billions of dollars from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Inflation Reduction Act are currently available and are intended to fulfill the objectives of the Justice40 Initiative. In an effort to assist disadvantaged and under-resourced communities access this funding, EPN has created these resources to assist in the application process.

EPA 101

EPN has over 550 alumni of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—scientists, lawyers, economists, and others—who use their expertise to collaborate with frontline leaders and organizations on environmental issues to produce tangible health benefits. These videos provide information on some of our volunteers and their expertise.

Technical Assistance Updates & Resources

Working Together: Shared Stories of Technical Assistance Collaboration

EPN technical assistance webinars provide communities, and the EPN volunteers collaborating with them, the opportunity to share the environmental challenges they are working on with our larger volunteer community, additional community organizations, partners, and government agencies, providing potential new avenues of support for community-led issues and information about our technical assistance work to new audiences.
Testimonials

Testimonials

EPN has been fortunate to receive positive feedback from many communities that we’ve assisted on fracking, flooding, grant writing, and more. Here communities provide their experience working with our volunteers. [Updates coming soon!]

Testimonials

“…because of our connection with EPN and their advocacy for us, we are getting the responsive action we need from the US Environmental Protection Agency. I cannot thank you enough...what you have done to help us with fracking here in Ohio is HUGE!!! We are celebrating this weekend—this is the most hope I have had in 10 years!”
- Lea Harper, Freshwater Accountability Project
“I believe that …EPN has… the knowledge, connections, experience, and general wherewithal to help you make progress on solving your problem. My clinic and our clients are very grateful.”
- Mark Templeton, University of Chicago Abrams Environmental Law Clinic