Frequent Questions

How is a cooperative agreement different from a grant?

The primary difference between a grant and a cooperative agreement is the level of U.S. government involvement in the project during the project’s performance period.

Is my organization eligible to apply for the EJ Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program?

An eligible applicant MUST BE one of the following entities:

  • Nonprofit organization- including environmental justice networks
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Native American Organizations (includes Indian groups, cooperatives, partnerships, associations)


Applicants must be located within the same state, territory, commonwealth, or tribe in which the proposed project is located. In addition, eligible applicants must demonstrate that they have worked directly with the affected community.

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