Grants/Scholarships: CalEPA Environmental Enforcement

Environmental Enforcement and Training Grant Opportunity

The Environmental Enforcement and Training Account Grant Program (Penal Code section 14300 et seq. and Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 10014 et seq.) provides a non-general fund source of financial assistance for environmental enforcement, education and training to enhance statewide enforcement of environmental laws. Funding sources primarily include court-approved and administratively ordered contributions from environmental enforcement settlements.

Section 14300 provides for disbursement of account funds as follows:

Every year approximately 25% of the fund is available for CalEPA grants described above. These grants are awarded once a year. Grant amounts vary annually.

Who May Apply:  Grants may be awarded to public agencies and private nonprofit entities for training public prosecutors, peace officers, firefighters, and state or local environmental regulators in the investigation and enforcement of environmental laws. Local environmental regulators may request local assistance grants to assist in the investigation and enforcement of environmental laws, based upon a showing of substantial need and a lack of other available funding sources.

Local environmental regulators may request local assistance grants to assist in the enforcement of environmental laws, based upon a showing of substantial need and a lack of other available funding sources.

How to apply: Applications for grants are accepted August 1st through August 31st every year. The current year’s application will be posted during the last week in August.

Applications should be sent to:
Jessica Diedesch
CalEPA, Office of the Secretary
1001 I Street, MS 25C
Sacramento, CA 95814

Questions concerning the grant process or on making a contribution to this fund may be directed to  Jessica Diedesch at (916) 322- 2935.