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Grant Writing Workshop in New Orleans this Thursday

Release Date: 04/11/2006
Contact Information: Contact: Cynthia Fanning, 214-665-2200,

(Dallas, Texas - April 11, 2006) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a new grant opportunity for communities impacted by Hurricanes Katrina or Rita. Organizations with projects to address local environmental or public health issues stemming from the hurricanes may apply by April 30, 2006.

Eligible applicants for this program are limited to local non-profit community-based organizations and local environmental justice networks, local universities or colleges, and local churches located within the states of Louisiana and Texas.

To help organizations prepare grant applications, EPA will host a grant writing workshop at Carrolton United Methodist Church, 921 South Carrolton (Wesley Room) in New Orleans on Thursday, April 13, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

In addition, EPA will host a conference call Wednesday, April 12, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., to provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions about the grant application process. The conference call-in number is 1-866-299-3188. When prompted, callers should enter code 2146652713.

The program, "Environmental Justice Grants in Support of Communities Directly Affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita," is funded at $150,000. EPA will make awards for the amounts of $25,000 or $50,000 only. For more information, please visit