EPA Announces Up To $50 Million Available For New EJ Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers

EPA Announces up to $50 Million available for new EJ Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers

A pre-application Assistance Webinar is scheduled for August 16, 2022, for interested applicants to hear about the program and ask general questions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of up to $50 million in grant funding to establish the Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (EJ TCTAC) program. EPA is partnering with the Department of Energy (DOE) to provide funding for 5 – 10 centers across the nation supporting underserved communities, including rural and remote communities.

The Thriving Communities Centers will provide technical assistance, training, and capacity-building support to communities with environmental justice and energy concerns. They will also assist with navigating federal systems such as Grants.gov and SAM.gov, effectively managing and leveraging grant funding, assistance with writing grant proposals, and translation and interpretation services for limited English-speaking participants.


This opportunity is available to public and private universities and colleges; public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations; and intertribal consortia.

Pre-application Assistance Webinars

Applicants are invited to participate in webinars with EPA and DOE to address questions about the EJ TCTAC Program.  A recording of each webinar will be posted for those who cannot attend the live webinars and for reference purposes when preparing applications. The webinar dates and times are as follows:

  1. August 16, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time) 
  1. August 25, 2022, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time) 

Links to access the Pre-application Assistance Webinars and a Frequently Asked Questions document can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/environmental-justice-thriving-communities-technical-assistance-centers

Applications are due on October 4, 2022. Awards will be issued as cooperative agreements and EPA will be substantially involved in the operation of the centers.