Inflation Reduction Act – Community Change Grants Program

EPA’s new Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants program (Community Change Grants) will invest approximately $2 billion dollars in Inflation Reduction Act 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 respond to 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.

EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights plans to issue the Community Change Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in early autumn 2023.

Assistance Program Type
Environmental Justice
Topics and Sectors Targeted