Grant Opportunities, Public Comments and Black History Month

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Grant Opportunities, Public Comments and Black History Month

WE ACT Grant Program Open for Applications

In October 2019, DEC announced that West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc., (WE ACT) was chosen as the administrator for New York's Environmental Justice Capacity Building Grant Program and awarded $1 million to support and grow environmental justice organizations across the state. The organization will award 18 grants – $50,000 each, for a total of $900,000 – to eligible groups throughout New York State’s nine DEC regions. These grants will help build administrative, technical, and programmatic capacity of grassroots and community-based organizations working to achieve environmental justice and sustainability in low-income communities, communities of color, or underserved communities across the state.

Important Dates

  • WE ACT will host a webinar February 13, 2020 to review the proposal process. After they give a brief presentation about the grant program and the RFA, there will be a Q&A for participants. Registration is now open for this event.
  • February 21, 2020 - WE ACT will publish a finalized Q&A document online.
  • Completed applications are due at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 30, 2020. Submit applications online or mail to:
    • WE ACT for Environmental Justice
      Attention: Matt Dean
      1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor
      New York, NY 10031

To learn more about this grant opportunity and to view the request for applications, please visit WE Act's website.

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