Five Colorado organizations will each receive $ 75,000 from the US Environmental Protection Agency for local projects that help improve and maintain the health of their communities.
The winners of the Small Grants for Environmental Justice program are:
Colorado grants are among $ 14.1 million for 133 in 37 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Ninety-nine of these grants were $ 75,000 each and the remaining 34 were $ 200,000 each. Money comes from the American rescue plan stimulus money signed by President Joe Biden in March.
“These projects will advance a wide variety of projects in our states and tribes, including efforts that will improve climate resilience, healthy indoor environments, sustainable energy use, and water and air quality.” , in the places that need it most, ”EPA Regional Administrator KC Becker, the former president of Colorado House, said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing our grant recipients make progress on the opportunities they have identified to improve the health of their communities.
The grants address needs such as indoor and outdoor air quality, access to food, community planning, water treatment, community agriculture, green jobs, emergency preparedness. emergency, toxic exposures, water quality, ports, train stations and “healthy homes,” the EPA said in a press release.