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WE ACT Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center Launch
October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
On April 13, 2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (EJ TCTAC) Program, which provides grant funding to eligible applicants to establish technical assistance centers across the nation providing technical assistance, training, and related support to communities with environmental justice concerns and their partners. The new technical assistance centers will provide training, assistance, and capacity building on writing grant proposals, navigating federal systems such as Grants.gov and SAM.gov, and effectively managing grant funding. These centers will also provide guidance on community engagement, meeting facilitation, and translation and interpretation services for limited English-speaking participants.
The EJ TCTAC program will coordinate with and complement the United States Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Thriving Communities Initiative that is providing technical assistance and capacity building resources to improve and foster thriving communities through transportation improvements. EPA and the Department of Energy (DOE) are partnering on this initial rollout of the program. As a part of DOT’s Federal Interagency Thriving Communities Network, the EG TCTAC Program leans into the whole-of-government approach and delivers on the Biden-Harris administration’s Justice40 Initiative to ensure that 40 percent of the benefits of certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities.
Learn more about the program on the WE ACT website.