The Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) program provides funding at the state, local, territorial, and tribal level to support government activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health impacts in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms.
Model EJG2G programs should leverage existing resources to develop processes or tools that integrate environmental justice considerations into governmental decision-making at all levels. Formerly known as EPA’s State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement Program (SEJCA), this program has been renamed to better reflect the spectrum of entities eligible for this funding.
The EJG2G program goals are to:
- Achieve measurable and meaningful environmental and/or public health results in communities;
- build broad and robust, results-oriented partnerships, particularly with community-based nonprofit organizations (CBO) within disproportionately impacted areas;
- pilot activities in specific communities that create transferable models, which can be expanded or replicated in other geographic areas and;
- strengthen the development and implementation of meaningful approaches to achieve environmental justice.