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.

Learn more and access the application materials:
Call for proposals 2021 |  Grant Application  |   Scoring Sheet

Applications Due: September 17, 2021 at 5:00pm

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September 9, 2021
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Previously Funded Community Grants
Partnership Effort for the Advancement of Children’s Health (PEACH) Durham, NC Toxic metal education and outreach
Partners for Environmental Justice (PEJ) Raleigh, NC Youth watershed and environmental justice programming
Cape Fear River Watch Wilmington, NC Coal ash spills and water quality research
Cumberland County Department of Public Health Fayetteville, NC Asthma research and outreach
Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Raleigh, NC Environmental health literacy programming
Haw River Assembly Bynum, NC Community solutions for safe drinking water
Sound Rivers, Inc. Washington, NC Assessing toxin patterns and pathways in waterways
Sustainable Sandhills Fayetteville, NC Removing hurricane-induced mold; healthy home outreach
Clean Aire NC Charlotte, NC Citizen science air quality monitoring in low-income neighborhoods
Piedmont Environmental Alliance Winston-Salem, NC Citizen science air quality monitoring in schools
Reinvestment Partners Durham, NC Lead education and outreach


Questions? Contact Katy May, or 919-515-2681.