UGA to lead efforts to address environmental justice in Georgia
ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Engineering will serve as one of eight university partners with nonprofit research institute RTI International to establish a new Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (EJ TCTAC) to help communities across the Southeast advance environmental justice.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the $10 million in grant funding over the next five years to serve communities in EPA Region 4, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and six Tribal Nations. The center, named Resource for Assistance and Community Training in Region 4 (REACT4EJ), is one of 17 EJ TCTACs announced by the EPA in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Read more.