Fordham University set to invest in environmental justice with $50 million EPA grant

By Brian Roewe
April 12, 2024

The largest grant ever awarded to Fordham University in its 183-year history is set to funnel millions of federal dollars to community organizations undertaking environmental justice projects across the Bronx and beyond.

The Catholic and Jesuit school is one of 11 institutions nationwide selected for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program. Most, including Fordham, received a $50 million grant to manage and distribute to community groups across the country and U.S. territories that are working to address air pollution, food access, toxic cleanups, adaptation to climate change, and other environmental and sustainability challenges.

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