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PA 1998 ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SMALL GRANTS WINNERS

Release Date: 11/06/98
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FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1998

1998 ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SMALL GRANTS WINNERS

The EPA Office of Environmental Justice awarded $2.5 million to assist 123 community-based organizations, tribal governments, academic institutions and state/local governments to address environmental justice issues and concerns in their communities. The Environmental Justice Small Grants projects address environmental and human health issues including childhood asthma, farm worker pesticide protection, indoor air quality and drinking water contamination. The program has existed for five years and more than $11 million has been awarded to 650 grant recipients. The request for application for next year’s grants will be available in early December and can be obtained by calling the hotline at 1-800-962-6215. For a complete list of 1998 Small Grant Awards, call the hotline or visit our website at: http://es.inel.gov/oeca/oej/98grants.html.


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