2004 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Bob Hersh <bhersh@cpeo.org>
Date: 8 Jun 2004 20:04:49 -0000
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: EPA announces 30 EJ grants
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This week EPA is awarding cooperative agreements to 30 community-based
organizations across the country to launch projects that address local
environmental and public health issues using a collaborative
problem-solving approach.

The projects include residents and stakeholders of East Baltimore, Md.,
working together on urban redevelopment issues, and a group examining a
New York community's concerns about high levels of lead in drinking
water and the safe use of pesticides in the community. Other projects
focus on lead-based paint, recycling, toxic dust and improper solid
waste disposal.

"These agreements are excellent examples of using a collaborative
process to break down barriers among various stakeholders and to find
solutions. These projects bring together communities and other
stakeholders who understand that environmental justice issues and
concerns can be best addressed through balanced, open and inclusive
approaches at the local level," said Barry E. Hill, Director of EPA's
Office of Environmental Justice. "Collaborative approaches often result
in greater satisfaction among all stakeholders and ensure better
long-term stakeholder involvement in addressing the local environmental
and/or public health issues."

Each organization will receive $100,000 over three years under the
Office of Environmental Justice's Environmental Justice Collaborative
Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program. To accomplish the goals
of these projects, the recipients will form partnerships with other
affected community and grassroots organizations, local governments,
health care providers, industry, and academia. This program was
established in 2003 to provide financial assistance to eligible,
affected local community-based organizations.

More information about the Environmental Justice Collaborative
Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program and the 30 cooperative
agreements is available at: 


Bob Hersh
Brownfields Program Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight (CPEO)
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