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June 2019

Webinar: Starting a New Groundwork Trust in Your Community

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Groundwork USA, in partnership with the National Park Service and EPA, is now accepting Letters of interest from communities wishing to begin the process of applying for Groundwork USA program funding and technical assistance and to join the Groundwork Network. For complete details on the application and selection process, including eligibility requirements, submission details, and evaluation criteria, download the Call for Letters of Interest. Letters of Interest must be received by Groundwork USA by July 31, 2019. A free informational webinar will be held June 4,…

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Webinar: Monitoring Neighborhood Change – Using Data to Track and Prevent Displacement

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

Presenters Mychal Cohen, Research Analyst, Urban Institute Sarah Duda, Deputy Director, Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University Somala Diby, Research Analyst, Urban Institute Description  In this second webinar of our Urban Waters Learning Network series on gentrification and displacement, we will explore different ways data is being used by communities and decision-makers to understand displacement vulnerabilities, inform infrastructure investments and policies, predict areas at risk of gentrification and displacement, and assess equitable development plans. Mychal Cohen of the Urban Institute, will…

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Grants and Funding: EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants

June 10

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants require training in: brownfield assessment and/or cleanup activities Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training EPA encourages applicants to develop their curricula based on local…

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Webinar: Building Community Resilience – Climate Education as a First Step

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Presenters Jennifer Sloan, Director of Education of The Science Barge, Groundwork Hudson Valley Alicia Lehrer, Executive Director, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council Juliana Gonzales, Executive Director, The Watershed Project Description The effects of climate change on urban areas—like flooding, heat, and drought—are clear to urban waters practitioners around the nation. However, the science of a changing climate can be complex and unclear to the communities that are affected. Join us for this webinar to hear from organizations that are communicating climate…

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Webinar: Federal Financing for Nutrient Reductions – Grants and Lending Opportunities

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

The EPA and USDA are hosting this webinar on federal grants and innovative financing options for reducing nutrients. Our featured speakers will highlight financing opportunities from USDA and EPA and discuss innovative approaches for funding point source and non-point source control for nutrient reductions. This is the first in a four-part webinar series featuring case studies of successful approaches from across the country for funding nutrient reductions. Register for the webinar.

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Grants and Funding: Women in Environmental Justice

June 14

EILEEN FISHER announced the launch of a new Supporting Women in Environmental Justice grant program, which recognizes that women and girls globally are the most vulnerable to climate change and hold the firsthand experience to solve it.  They are interested in funding organizations working in the following areas: Increasing women’s participation in decision-making. Training women and girls in climate change adaptation, mitigation and/or advocacy. Engaging women in the sustainable economy. You’ll find descriptions of these themes, full program guidelines, and the link to…

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