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PA EPA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITY/UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Release Date: 10/14/97
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FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1997
EPA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
COMMUNITY/UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

EPA today announced the winners of its Environmental Justice Community/University Partnership Grants, which total over $2 million. The program was established to help minorities and low-income communities address local environmental justice issues through formal partnership agreements with colleges or universities. The winners have created projects that will increase environmental awareness, expand community outreach and provide training and education to socio-economically disadvantaged communities impacted by environmental hazards. The 11 projects are: Florida A&M University, Southeastern Center for Community Environmental Health, $250,000; Indiana University Northwest Campus, Environmental Justice Partnership, $246,486; New Mexico Highland University, Pecos River Watershed Plan, $89,064; City College of San Francisco, Environmental Justice Community Education Project, $249,720; Fort Belknap College, Developing and Enhancing Aquatic Resource Analysis Capabilities Through Collaboration, $249,982; Merrimack College, Community Learning for Environmental Assistance to Neighborhoods, $250,000; North Carolina Central University, Reducing Pesticide Exposures in Farm Workers and Farm Worker Families, $249,193; Virginia Commonwealth University, Environmental Justice Partnership, $249,830; Northwest Indian College, River Witness Environmental Justice Project, $245,688; University of Minnesota, A Partnership to Evaluate a Superfund Site on Leech Lake Tribal Lands, $249,781; and Albert Einstein College/Montefiore Medical Center, Community-Based Efforts to Reduce Lead Hazards, $249,720. For descriptions on the individual projects and copies of the application guidance, contact Mustafa Ali at 202-564-2606.

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