Deadline May 1st, 11pm
The SELA Water Policy and Environmental Justice Capacity Building Small Grant Fund is a joint initiative of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR-LA) and The Water Foundation to provide capacity-building support to organizations working with grassroots communities on the intersection of environmental justice and water policy development within the Southeast LA Cities area. This initiative is meant to expand efforts that identify and address water issues and their root causes in disadvantaged, frontline communities of Southeast LA as well as to create just transition solutions to our region’s water quality and access challenges. The initiative will begin in Spring of 2019 and will continue through the end of 2019.
The primary goals of this initiative are to bring together a collective of local SELA leaders who represent community based organizations and elevate their efforts in 1) educating, training and/or partnering with grassroots community members, (2) building awareness of water quality issues such as water contamination in affected communities through popular education, media and strategic communication with health professionals, and (3) being part of a larger effort or campaign(s) that will increase environmental justice in water policy issues.