//The Biden administration has a new strategy for getting federal funds to grassroots environmental groups

The Biden administration has a new strategy for getting federal funds to grassroots environmental groups

US Vice President Kamala Harris (right) and Michael Regan (left), administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), during an event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, on Friday, January 27th, 2023. | Image: Jemal Countess / UPI / Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Environmental Protection Agency named 11 “grantmakers” today, universities and nonprofit organizations that will be in charge of doling out $600 million of federal funding to locally led environmental projects. It’s a new strategy aimed at making it easier for small grassroots groups — especially those burdened with the most pollution — to access funding.

Those groups will be able to apply for subgrants from the EPA’s grantmakers, who’ve been assigned to oversee funds for certain regions. The 11 grantmakers include some of the most prominent voices fighting a legacy of environmental racism and injustice in the US.

That includes the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), made up of member organizations across the US — from Brooklyn’s oldest…

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