EPA EJSG program

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At the end of February our fiscal sponsor OEI submitted a grant proposal to the EPA EJ Small Grants Program.  This proposal is for OEI, the POC and Syracuse United Neighbors to collaborate with the city and the county.  This partnership team would educate residents regarding the dangers of an unhealthy home and the resources available to address the hazard.  Also, our proposal has training dollars for the L & M Training Center, located on S. Salina St,  to offer a free five week course to the under- and unemployed or to small contractors.  The training would cover life, business and job skills including two certification courses, OSHA-10 and Renovate Right.  

Last edited on March 2, 2012

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NYSDEC Awards POC and Its Partners a 2012 Environmental Justice Grant

The Partnership for Onondaga Creek (POC) and Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) are pleased to announce the award of $49,967 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to their joint project called “Growing Syracuse’s Next Generation of Environmental Justice Leaders”. Out of 123 state applicants, the POC/OEC project is the sole winner for the Central New York region. The award will be administered by the groups’ fiscal sponsor, the Onondaga Environmental Institute.

“OEI is pleased to serve as the fiscal sponsor on this project,” stated Onondaga Environmental Institute President Edward Michalenko. “The project’s goals to empower youth to be active participants in creating positive change for their communities and the environment aligns nicely with OEI's mission to advance environmental research, education, planning and restoration in Central New York. Amy Samuels, OEI’s Education and Outreach Coordinator, is excited to provide youth technical training and mentoring.”

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