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In 2023, the U.S. EPA, in partnership with the U.S. DOE Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, designated two types of TCTACs: national and regional. Each has an important role to play in the work to support communities working towards environmental justice. Currently, there are 16 hubs with over 144 partners across the United States, with two more hubs expected in May 2024.

 

The national TCTACs are the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), National Indian Health Board (NIHB), and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). National TCTACs use their extensive networks in nonprofits, tribes, and local governments, respectively, to connect environmental justice organizations with even more opportunities. They plan events and trainings, and find and create resources — like this website — that bring environmental justice communities together and elevate their stories.

Who We Are

Diagram describing the EJ TCTACs workflow. It consists of 5 connected layers from smallest to largest.   1: Support Seeker. Support Seeker from an eligible CBO, tribal government, or state/local government requesting expertise in federal grant applications, proposal writing, and grant management for environmental justice projects.  2: Regional TCTAC. Regional TCTAC prepared to provide technical assistance in collaboration with an extensive regional network of partners.  3: Regional Partners. Regional Partnerships with over 160 organizations nationwide ready to support regional efforts in building capacity on the ground.  4: National TCTAC. National TCTAC coordinating with regional centers and partners through resource-sharing and networking opportunities.  5: Thriving Communities Network. Thriving Communities Network expanding our program's access to a range of technical assistance providers.

How Do EJ TCTACs Work?

The regional TCTACs are the main points of contact for eligible entities looking to get support. If you are in a community with environmental justice concerns, your regional TCTAC can help you navigate federal programs, encourage community engagement, and provide other tools to make your environmental justice projects successful.

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