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Rock Hill Community Organization To Receive EPA Environmental Justice Grant

Release Date: 04/01/2009
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, (404) 562-8293, marraccini.davina@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – APRIL 1, 2009) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award an Environmental Justice Small Grant to A Place for Hope, Inc., in Rock Hill, S.C., to address environmental justice challenges. The award is one of forty grants, up to $20,000 each, being given to community-based organizations and local and tribal governments in 28 states for community projects aimed at addressing environmental and public health issues.

What: Rock Hill Environmental Justice Small Grant Award

Who: Beverly Banister, EPA Region 4 Acting Deputy Administrator;

          Cynthia Peurifoy, EPA Region 4 Environmental Justice Program Manager;
          Nancy Whittle, Community Liaison, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control;
          Roy Blake, York County Councilman for District 4;
      Dr. Jennifer Leigh Disney, President of A Place for Hope, Inc.’s, Board of Directors; and
          Karen McKernan, Executive Director of A Place for Hope, Inc.

When: Thursday, April 2, 2009 from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Where: A Place for Hope Community Center
1020 Archer Drive
      Rock Hill, S.C.

For more information on the grants program: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/index.html