EPA Offers $100,000 Grants for Projects Creating Green Jobs

To support underserved populations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting applications for a $100,000 grant for projects that promote Green Jobs.

To be considered, grant applications must be from incorporated non-profits or from Native American tribal governments. Organizations submitting grant applications must also demonstrate they have already worked within the affected population.

The EPA defines "underserved population" as a community, including minority, low-income, or indigenous populations or communities, that is disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks and has a local environmental and public health issue.

Proposed projects must be withing the EPA's region 6 geographic boundaries that include the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Applications must be postmarked by May 10, 2011. For more information, including eligibility requirements, purposes, goals, and general procedures, please download the EPA's program description.