TCTAC Trainings

 


 

UPCOMING TCTAC TRAININGS (Updated April 8, 2024)

 

Download the EPA Region 2 Technical Assistance & Funding Resources Guide for March 2024 in English & Spanish (PDF)

 

EPN’s SAM.gov Registration Office Hours
April 10 & Apr. 27 – 2:00-3:00 PM
The Environmental Protection Network (EPN) will help you begin, continue, or finish your SAM.gov registration process during these virtual training sessions. As a reminder, federal funding applicants must have an active SAM.gov and Grants.gov registration in order to apply. Sign up here to get the Zoom link and email EPN’s Davina Resto with any questions.

 

Finance Action Organisers Network’s Spring 2024 IRA Pathways Cohort: Clean Energy Finance Campaigns
The Finance Action Organisers Network is hosting a five-week program, which alternates between Zoom classroom sessions and one-on-one campaign navigation support for your organization, and will provide the opportunity to walk away with a draft “campaign in a box,” including a rap to test with your base, an issue cut and possible demands, and a villain to go after that aligns with your existing campaign narratives. You’ll get support to fill out a campaign planning template and follow-up navigation support as needed. This application is due April 12, and you’ll be notified if you’ve been selected by April 17.

 

NJDEP: Navigating the DEP Seminar Series
April 20 – 10:00 AM-2:30 PM
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is hosting “Navigating the DEP: A Series of Environmental Seminars for Overburdened Communities,” in-person events designed to help environmental justice advocates based in New Jersey learn about its tools, regulations, permitting processes, and opportunities for funding. These seminars are free and open to the public, with lunch being provided. The next seminar will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10:00 AM-2:30 PM at the Mastery High School of Camden, located at 800 Erie Street in Camden, NJ. The focus will be on Understanding the Regulatory Process II. Register here and contact Christina Gonzalve (christina.gonzalve@dep.nj.gov) with questions.

 

WE ACT’s Environmental Health & Justice Leadership Training: Clean Air and Climate
April 30 – 6:00-7:00 PM
Join WE ACT’s Director of Environmental Health, Dr. Micaela Martinez, on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 from 6:00-7:00 PM for an introduction to environmental justice, environmental health, climate change, and health disparities to prepare more leaders for advocacy work. We will explore the impacts of climate change on human health and the link between climate change and air pollution. We will also cover health disparities related to climate and pollution. Sign up here to get the Zoom link.

 

EPA Grants Management Training for Applicants and Recipients
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Grants announced new requirement that, as of March 4, 2024, all new grant applicants and recipients (organizations that have never received an EPA grant, or if they last received an EPA grant before October 1, 2014) must complete two online courses, the “EPA Grants Management Training for Applicants and Recipients” and the “How to Develop a Budget.” This requirement must be completed by new applicants and recipients prior to receiving grant funds. For further information on both courses, applicability, accessing the courses, and utilizing available tools and resources, email EPA_Grants_Info@epa.gov and please reference: RAIN-2024-G01.

 

US DOT & DOE Technical Assistance for Electric School Buses
The U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Transportation’s Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) has launched a Clean Bus Planning Awards program to help school districts or other bus fleet operators work with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop a customized electrification plan for their fleets. This could be for school districts that have received EPA funding, or that want to apply for it. If you are a school district interested in technical support to deploy electric school buses, rather than just applying for funding for electric school buses, the click here to learn more and apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

EPA EJ Screen Tool Resources
The EPA has training and resource guides in English and Spanish for its Environmental Justice Screen. You can see their EJ Screen office hours and list of trainings here.

 

 

PREVIOUS TRAININGS:

 

EPA Davis-Bacon Grant Term and Condition Webinar
The New EPA Davis-Bacon Grant Term and Condition Webinar was held on Thursday, March 28, 2024. The webinar covered procurement regulations and requirements and will discuss EPA’s new Davis-Bacon Term and Condition that is required for certain programs that involve construction activities. A recording will be posted here.

 

EPA Procurement, Subawards, and Participant Support Costs Webinar
The EPA Procurement, Subawards, and Participant Support Costs Webinar was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2024. The webinar covered procurement regulations and requirements. Specific topics included best practices for contracts, consultants, equipment, and supply purchases; review of subawards (grant awards provided by a pass-through entity to a subrecipient); and participant support costs (payments to individuals who participate in grant activities but are not employees of the grant recipient). A recording will be posted here.

 

NJEJA’s Organizational Growth: Building a Sustainable Future for Your Organization
On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, the New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance (NJEJA) held a candid conversation on leveraging federal funding to help build and sustain your organization. WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) Co-Founder & Executive Director Peggy Shepard and Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE) Executive Director Dwaign Tyndal discussed what they have learned about applying for and managing federal grants as a grassroots organization. Download the presentation here and watch the video replay here.

 

NJDEP: Navigating the DEP Seminar Series
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection hosted “Navigating the DEP: A Series of Environmental Seminars for Overburdened Communities,” in-person events designed to help environmental justice advocates based in New Jersey learn about its tools, regulations, permitting processes, and opportunities for funding. Seminars were held on February 21, March 23, and April 20, 2024. Contact Christina Gonzalve (christina.gonzalve@dep.nj.gov) with questions.

 

NFWF: 2024 America the Beautiful Challenge Applicant Webinar
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) held an Applicant Webinar on February 29, 2024 for its Request for Proposals for the America the Beautiful Challenge. This program, which was launched in 2022 with support from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is dedicated to funding landscape-scale conservation and restoration projects that implement existing conservation plans across the nation. Full proposals due on July 16, 2024. Awards are expected to be announced in November 2024. Complete details are available here.

 

SWEA’s Environmental Justice & Community Organizing 101
The South Ward Environmental Alliance (SWEA) hosted a virtual training session on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 for those interested in learning about environmental justice and community organizing. You can watch the video here, and download the presentation here.

 

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund & Green Financing 101 Webinar
On February 20, 2024, the GGRF Best Practices Alliance held a webinar on green financing, what to know about EPA’s GGRF, and how organizations and nonprofits can participate and prepare for the $27 billion in funds for environmental justice communities. The EPA’s $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) will provide competitive grants to finance clean energy and climate projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Institute for Policy Integrity’s Introduction to Justice40 & the CEJST Tool
On January 22, 2024, the New York University School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity hosted a webinar as part of our EPA Region 2 New Jersey & New York Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) to provide an overview of Justice40 and the Climate & Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) that was developed for it. You can watch the video replay here and download the presentation here (PDF).

 

Clean Energy Group’s Community Solar: Models and Resources to Benefit Your Community
On December 5, 2023, the Clean Energy Group hosted an introduction to community solar webinar as part of our EPA Region 2 New Jersey & New York Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC). The webinar featured speakers from the Clean Energy States AllianceNational Community Solar Partnership, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory covering potential models for community solar, as well as what resources are available to community groups and municipalities through National Community Solar Partnership and National Labs. Watch the video replay here and download the presentation here (PDF).

 

 

 

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