EPA Environmental Dataset Gateway


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Title: US EPA EJ Grants
Abstract: This is a provisional dataset that contains point locations for all Environmental Justice (EJ) grants given out by the US EPA. There are many limitations to the data so it is advised that these metadata be read carefully before use. Although the records for these grant locations are drawn directly from the official EPA grants repository (IGMS Integrated Grants Management System), it is important to know that the IGMS was designed for purposes that did not include accurately portraying the grants place of performance on a map. Instead, the IGMS grant recipients mailing address is the primary source for grant locations. Particularly for statewide grants that are administered via State and Regional headquarters, the grant location data should not be interpreted as the grants place of performance. In 2012, a policy was established to start to collect the place of performance as a pilot for newly awarded grants that were deemed community-based in nature and for these the grant location depicted in this database will be a more reliable indicator of the actual place of performance. As for the locational accuracy of these points, there is no programmatic certification process, however, they are being entered by the Grant Project Officers who are most familiar with the details of the grants, apart from the grantees themselves. Limitations notwithstanding, this is a first-of-breed attempt to map all of the Agencys grants, using the best internal geocoding algorithms available, and is a useful tool for getting to an understanding of the distribution of USEPA grant-giving. The EJ Grants layer contains Places of Performance for single locations or areas where EJ grants are applied. This layer consists of grant data that is derived from an Environmental Justice grant program. This includes any grants that have a Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) code identifier of 66.604, signifying Environmental Justice Hazardous Substances Research Small Grants to Community Groups and Environmental Justice Small Grants Program for Community Research. It also contains any grant whose program code acronym is equivalent to EJ (Environmental Justice Community/University Partnership Grants Program), EQ (Environmental Justice Small Grant Program), TJ (State and Tribal Grants for Environmental Justice), PS (Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Grants Program), EP (Environmental Justice Assistance), or RJ (Environmental Justice Research Assistance). In addition to the above program code and CFDA code criteria, this data contains grants from the following grant programs: Environmental Justice Pollution Prevention Grants Program Surveys, Studies, Investigations, and Special Purpose Activities Relating to Environmental Justice Environmental Justice Training and Fellowship Assistance Assistance to Nonprofit Organizations with Activities Relating to Environmental Justice Environmental Justice Hazardous Substances Research Small Grants to Community Groups State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement Program
Purpose: This dataset is used by the GeoGrants application for display of Environmental Justice (EJ) Grants locations.
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Resource(Server) URL: https://geopub.epa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/EMEF/EJgrants/MapServer/0
Download URL: https://edg.epa.gov/metadata
Open/Close section Time Period of Content
Publication Date: 20120427
Progress: Completed
Frequency: The Grants are refreshed daily.
Open/Close section Date Range
Begin Date: 198712
End Date: 201511
Currentness: Publication date
Open/Close section Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -174.200050
East Bounding Longitude: -64.685100
North Bounding Latitude: 71.295070
South Bounding Latitude: 17.701010
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.htm
Access: None
Use: None
Open/Close section Theme Keywords
Theme Topics: Environmental Justice, Grants
Open/Close section Contact Information
Originator: US Environmental Protection Agency
Email: balassiano.kim@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing and physical address
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Telephone: 202-579-3540
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
File Identifier: {1CD3FBEA-0925-429B-8AAE-DDA1B5CA5489}
Metadata Date Stamp: 2018-07-25
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998