Advancing Environmental Justice through Technical Assistance Mini-Grants Program

The National Environmental Health Partnership Council, with support from CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, hosts the Advancing Environmental Justice through Technical Assistance Mini-Grants Program.

The program supports community-based organizations working to advance environmental justice. Five grantees are receiving technical assistance and $10,000 grants. Learn more about the grantees:

Hui o Hoʻohonua (HOH808) / Mālama Puʻuloa (ʻEwa, Hawai'i)

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Hui o Ho‘ohonua (HOH808) is a non-profit created by community members of the Ewa moku (district or land division), which includes Pu’uloa (Pearl Harbor). Their mission is to end the perpetuation of historical trauma to Ewa’s land, water and people through reciprocal learning, working side by side with the Ewa community, and serving its kupuna (elders) and current residents.

Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas, Inc. (Oxnard, California)

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Lideres Campesinas is a statewide network whose mission is to strengthen the leadership of farmworker women and girls so that together, they become the bridge that reaches the social, economic and political changes that ensure their human rights. The organization is dedicated to leadership development, outreach and education, and technical assistance in issues directly affecting farmworker communities in California.

South Baltimore Community Land Trust (Baltimore, Maryland)

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South Baltimore Community Land Trust is a community led land trust whose vision is quality affordable housing for all in communities free of environmental injustice.

Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

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The mission of Healthy Homes Coalition is to prioritize children’s health and well-being by eliminating harmful housing conditions, beginning in Grand Rapids’ hardest hit neighborhoods. They achieve this mission through direct services, community organizing, and continuous collaboration. 

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (Atlanta, Georgia)

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The mission of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance is to improve the quality of life within the West Atlanta Watershed by protecting, preserving and restoring the community’s natural resources.