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BOSTON (Apr. 8, 2024) – EPA’s Southeast New England Program (SNEP) is announcing funding to improve climate resiliency in disadvantaged communities throughout Southeast New England. The SNEP Opportunity to Advance Resilience (SOAR) grant program is committed to investing at least $5 million in disadvantaged communities by 2027 with funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. In this first year of the program, EPA selected five grantees across Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts, representing $1.275M in direct investment in disadvantaged communities.

“It is incredible to see the positive impacts the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues to produce for our communities and neighborhoods,” said EPA New England Regional Administrator David W. Cash. “Reinvigorating our communities, especially those that have been disadvantaged for far too long, is a key component of EPA’s mission. With this additional funding for our awardees, we continue to work towards restoring ecosystems, replenishing watersheds

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