State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement Program

To provide funding to State governments to support their efforts to understand, promote and integrate approaches and activities that result in meaningful and measurable environmental and/or public health improvements in communities disproportionately exposed to environmental harms and risks.

The
goals of this program include, but are not limited to, the following: Achieve significant measurable environmental and/or public health results; Build broad, robust, results-oriented partnerships, particularly with community organizations within the affected area(s); Demonstrate a connection to EPA Regional EJ Action Plans and the State's participation in the design and implementation of EPA EJ Action Plan activities; and Implement a strategy to integrate EJ considerations pertinent to the project within the programs, policies, and activities of the appropriate State agency or agencies.

Funding Priority Fiscal Year 2009: To provide funding to State governments to support their efforts to understand, promote and integrate approaches and activities that result in meaningful and measurable environmental and/or public health improvements in communities disproportionately exposed to environmental harms and risks.

To support of activities which are robust, results oriented, collaborative partnerships, and which can be linked to Regional EJ Action Plan activities.

By linking to the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) strategic plans and goals, the Agency's EJ Action Plans are using various activities to address goals which will lead to measurable environmental and public health outcomes.

Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.