U.S. EPA to award $1 million for environmental justice projects
The U. S Environmental Protection Agency will announce $1 million in grants at a national workshop on environmental justice for community organizations.
At the workshop, Granta Nakayama, assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, will present $100,000 grants to 10 community-based organizations for projects aimed at addressing environmental and public health issues as childhood asthma, farm worker pesticide protection, fish consumption, indoor air quality, drinking water contamination, and lead poisoning prevention.
DATE: Tuesday, June 5, 2007
TIME: 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Brief descriptions of awardees’ projects
11:00 am – 11:05 am – Remarks and introduction, Charles Lee, director, Office of Environmental Justice
11:05 am – 11:10 am – Remarks, Granta Nakayama, assistant administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
11:10 am – 11:30 am – Awards presentation and photo opportunity
11:30 am – 11:45 am – Media availability with AA Nakayama, Director Lee and awardees
Radisson Hotel at DC National Airport
2020 Jefferson Davis Hwy
(703) 920 - 8600
Participants: Granta Nakayama, assistant administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. EPA
Charles Lee, director, Office of Environmental Justice
Representatives from each of the 10 community-based organizations that are receiving funding through the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Program
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