Jump to main content.

Environmental Justice

Region 5 EJ Contact

Environmental Justice Program Coordinator

Lara Lasky (lasky.lara@epa.gov)
Fx: 312-385-5538

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program Coordinator

Margaret Millard (millard.margaret@epa.gov)
Fx: 312-385-5355

Compliance & Enforcement Data Tools
Environmental Justice in your Community

Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. EPA has this goal for all communities and persons across this Nation. It will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.

Get Funding

The following resource list supports environmental justice community initiatives. It includes a grants calendar, a grants tutorial and links to EPA grant programs that may have an environmental justice focus.

Environmental Justice in Action

Environmental Justice Small Grants

In 1994, EPA establishted the EJ Small Grants program to support and empower communities. The following are examples of work done with EJ Small Grants funding.

Milwaukee 30th Street Corridor

In Milwaukee's 30th Street Corridor, the state, city, EPA and community groups worked to improve the cumulative effects of pollution and public health issues related to medical care and lack of healthy food.

Region 5 Environmental Justice State Contacts Exit EPA Disclaimer

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Local Navigation

Jump to main content.