Community Change Grants Program

June 13, 2024
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$2 billion now open for the Inflation Reduction Act Community Change Grants Program! EPA is accepting applications on a rolling basis, closing on November 21, 2024. Read the announcement for the NOFO.

From the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): EPA’s new Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants program (Community Change Grants) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for approximately $2 billion dollars in Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funds in environmental and climate justice activities to benefit disadvantaged communities through projects that reduce pollution, increase community climate resilience, and build community capacity to address environmental and climate justice challenges. These place-based investments will be focused on community-driven initiatives to be responsive to community and stakeholder input. They are designed to deliver on the transformative potential of the IRA for communities most adversely and disproportionately impacted by climate change, legacy pollution, and historical disinvestments.

Find past webinars about the Community Change Grants Program here. These informative recordings and the corresponding slide decks are available in both English and Spanish.

This competition is being launched in order to meet the goals and objectives of two Executive Orders (EO 14008 and EO 13985) issued by the Biden Administration that demonstrate the EPA’s and Administration’s commitment to achieving environmental justice and embedding environmental justice into Agency programs. 

If you are interested in pursuing this grant, contact Cassandre Torres, our Community Engagement Liaison, at