On April 13, 2023, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, EPA announced 17 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (TCTACs) to receive $177 million to help underserved and overburdened communities across the country.
EPN was named a formal partner on 10 out of 14 future regional TCTACs and looks forward to serving as many of the regional and national centers as possible. The new technical assistance centers will provide training, assistance, and capacity building on writing grant proposals, navigating federal systems such as Grants.gov and SAM.gov, and effectively managing grant funding.
The EJ TCTAC program is part of the administration’s efforts to reach the goals of the Justice40 Initiative and assist communities with environmental justice concerns address generational disinvestment, legacy pollution, infrastructure challenges, and build a clean energy economy.
Pictured above are EPN staff Michelle Roos and Davina Resto, EPA Administrator Michael Regan, and EPN staff Kya Williams and Kathy Pope.