The Diversity and Environmental Justice Grant Program
The Diversity and Environmental Justice Grant Program is an internal funding opportunity for staff to advance projects within programs or departments that increase diversity of participants and/or prioritize equity and environmental justice in their practices and outcomes.
Recipients use funds to collaborate with justice-oriented organizations and with communities that bear the disproportionate burden of environmental pollution. Grants support two to five projects each year.
The grants have supported a variety of activities, including partnering with local artists, storytellers and community leaders to facilitate a dialogue on clean energy and climate change; equipping people who live near oil and gas fields with information to identify and respond to potential methane pollution; and translating important health information into the languages spoken by people who bear the greatest burden of environmental hazards.