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13746681

Cooperative Agreement

Overview

Grant Description
Description:
This action approves an award in the amount of $8,000,000 to the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ), in Louisiana.

Activities:
The activities to be performed include, consulting with other community based organizations (CBOS) to learn about the history of their communities and the capabilities of their organizations. The recipient will also build organizational capacities of least 250 CBOS in underserved communities within the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Regions 4 and 6. Through the provision of direct services, DSCEJ will assist the CBOS in building their capacities for research and community engagement while also assisting them in applying for several different grants from the EPA, the Department of Energy (DOE), and other agencies. The reach and impact of the Community Investment and Recovery Center (CIRC) will be increased in an effort to sustain capacity-building services beyond the 5-year performance period of this grant.

Subrecipient:
No subawards are included in this assistance agreement.

Outcomes:
The anticipated deliverables include organizational development, identifying and prioritizing needs, providing education on priority environmental issues (air quality, soil contamination, clean energy, etc.), creating community profiles using data and mapping, relationship building, and training and assistance to build knowledge of federal funded programs. The expected outcomes include increased awareness, knowledge and understanding of grants among underserved communities, increased access to grant writing and management resources, and an increase to the number and quality of applications for funding related to environmental and energy justice from underserved communities in the Southeast region. The intended beneficiaries of this grant include underserved communities throughout each of the states in EPA's Region 4: (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee) and EPA's Region 6: (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas).
Awarding / Funding Agency
Place of Performance
Texas United States
Geographic Scope
State-Wide
Related Opportunity
None
Deep South Center For Environmental Justice was awarded Capacity-Building Environmental Justice in Underserved Communities Cooperative Agreement 13746681 worth $8,000,000 from EPA Region 4: Atlanta in September 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Texas United States. The grant has a duration of 4 years 7 months and was awarded through assistance program 66.309 Surveys, Studies, Investigations, Training and Special Purpose Activities Relating to Environmental Justice.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 12/6/23

Period of Performance
9/1/23
Start Date
4/30/28
End Date
16.0% Complete

Funding Split
$8.0M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$8.0M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 13746681

Transaction History

Modifications to 13746681

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
13746681
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Nonprofit With 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other Than An Institution Of Higher Education)
Awarding Office
68HF04 REGION 4 (GRANTS OFFICE)
Funding Office
68T000 REGION 4 (FUNDING OFFICE)
Awardee UEI
MVEKMLDNS5V5
Awardee CAGE
64LA2
Performance District
TX-11
Senators
John Cornyn
Ted Cruz
Modified: 12/6/23