The HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Consortium consists of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University (DU/DSCEJ) in New Orleans, LA in partnership with the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University (CAU/EJRC) in Atlanta, GA, and in collaboration with Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) in Detroit, Ml, Concerned Pastors for Social Action (CPSA) in Flint, Ml, Oseola McCarty Development Center in Hattiesburg, MS, the Citizens for Environmental Justice (CFEJ) in Savannah, GA, and union organizations, minority-owned training providers, and local, state, and federal agencies to implement a five year Minority Worker Training Program. DU/DSCEJ will have overall responsibility for the administrative and fiscal management of all program activities. DU/DSCEJ will also provide direct services and will oversee activities conducted at the training sites located in New Orleans, LA and Hattiesburg, MS, and Detroit and Flint;Ml. CAU/EJRC will provide direct services and will oversee activities conducted at the training sites located in Atlanta and Savannah, GA. Hazardous Waste Worker Training Program (HWWTP)

Public Health Relevance

These worker training programs target residents from communities that have sustained negative environmental impact through pollution of the air, soil, and/or water. The programs are aimed at providing the kind of technical skills needed to clean up and rebuild those communities, thereby having a direct positive impact on the health of the communities as a whole.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Type
Hazardous Waste Worker Health and Safety Training Cooperative Agreements (NIEHS) (U45)
Project #
5U45ES010664-15
Application #
8711452
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZES1-SET-G (U4))
Program Officer
Beard, Sharon
Project Start
2000-09-15
Project End
2015-07-31
Budget Start
2014-08-01
Budget End
2015-07-31
Support Year
15
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$1,135,464
Indirect Cost
$70,028
Name
Dillard University
Department
Other Basic Sciences
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
062665468
City
New Orleans
State
LA
Country
United States
Zip Code
70122