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Community Grants

An annual grant program for community groups and educators to address environmental health.

The Community Grant program helps groups across the state address environmental health issues in their communities. While any secondary school educators, nonprofits, and community organizations can collaborate and apply, funds can only be released to 501 c3 status organizations.

Funding may be used for one year of research, data analysis, community engagement, citizen science, education or evaluation related to a local environmental health issue. More than 80 community-based groups and educators from across the state have applied to the CHHE Community Grant Program. Information on those selected for funding can be seen below.

Grantees may receive up to $8,000 and preference may be given to groups whose projects directly align with CHHE research. Funding will be on an annual basis, with applications due mid-late September.

Previously Funded Community Grants

2020
Partnership Effort for the Advancement of Children’s Health (PEACH)Durham, NCToxic metal education and outreach
Partners for Environmental Justice (PEJ)Raleigh, NCYouth watershed and environmental justice programming
2019
Cape Fear River WatchWilmington, NCCoal ash spills and water quality research
Cumberland County Department of Public HealthFayetteville, NCAsthma research and outreach
Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Raleigh, NC
Environmental health literacy programming
2017
Haw River AssemblyBynum, NCCommunity solutions for safe drinking water
Sound Rivers, Inc.Washington, NCAssessing toxin patterns and pathways in waterways
Sustainable SandhillsFayetteville, NCRemoving hurricane-induced mold; healthy home outreach
2016
Clean Aire NCCharlotte, NCCitizen science air quality monitoring in low-income neighborhoods
Piedmont Environmental AllianceWinston-Salem, NCCitizen science air quality monitoring in schools
Reinvestment PartnersDurham, NCLead education and outreach

Questions? Contact Katy May, kmay2@ncsu.edu or 919-515-2681.