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Grist highlights TCTAC program in article about getting climate money to small towns

In an article about efforts to bring more federal funding to small towns tackling environmental issues, Grist highlighted the Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers designated by the U.S. EPA with the goal to help “underserved and overburdened” communities access federal funds. The centers, mostly based at universities or environmental groups, will provide training on grant writing and management as well as practical assistance like translation services for community outreach and meetings. "It’s not going to solve every problem,” said Daniel Blackman, a regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “But what it’s going to do is it’s going to address the concern you have in those individuals being able to write and access federal funding and grants.” The story was reported in partnership with WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station. The Independent Tribune, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Dothan Eagle, Omaha World-Herald, Waco Tribune-Herald, KVIA-TV (ABC 7) and other outlets shared the Grist report.


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