Biden-Harris Administration Announces $600M to 11 Grantmakers to Fund Thousands of Environmental Justice Projects Across the Nation as Part of Investing in America Agenda


YPTC encourages clients in the environmental sector to take advantage of Justice40, a U.S. government initiative that directs multiple federal agencies to invest at least 40% of their grant monies in historically underserved communities that are shouldering an unfair burden of pollution and climate change. The categories of investment are climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, and the development of critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure.

As part of Justice40, the Environmental Protection Agency announced on December 20 that it will award $600 million to eleven grantmakers across the country, who will then regrant these funds through a simplified process. Nonprofits and community groups will be able to apply for funds starting in summer 2024 to support their efforts in a range of different environmental project activities.

To learn more about the new EPA investment or other aspects of Justice40, please contact Derick Dreher, Government Funding Department Leader, or Kim Holzmann-Krolick, leader of our Environmental Specialization.

YPTC’s Government Funding department offers research and application services that can help environmental organizations find and apply for funding. Let’s chat!