Founded in 1988, WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s (WE ACT) mission is to build healthy communities by ensuring that people of color and/or low-income residents participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. WE ACT envisions a community that has informed and engaged residents who participate fully in decision-making on key issues that impact their health and community; strong and equal environmental protections; and increased environmental health through community-based participatory research and evidence-based campaigns.

This grant provides general support for WE ACT to continue its work to empower and organize low-income people of color to build healthy communities, including building network connectivity at the federal, state, and local levels to ensure federal policies take climate and environmental justice considerations into account; coordinate with partners on policy and regulatory priorities; expand staff and organizing capacities; and promote clean energy policies and emissions reduction programs.