Published: 
Jan 31, 2022

A.49 Earth Science Applications: Equity and Environmental Justice Clarified

On December 8, 2021 NASA's Earth Science Division (ESD) released program element A.49 Earth Science Applications: Equity and Environmental Justice (EEJ), soliciting proposals to advance progress on equity and environmental justice (EEJ) domestically through the application of Earth science, geospatial, and socioeconomic information. ESD is especially interested in proposals from or partnered with non-Federal domestic organizations, community-based non-profit institutions, tribal governments, local governments, and academic institutions active in addressing EEJ issues that would benefit from the insights offered by NASA Earth science information.

On or about January 31, 2022, Section 5 of A.49 Earth Science Applications: Equity and Environmental Justice will be clarified to indicate that payment of community members for their involvement is permitted and encouraged. New text is in bold. The due date is unchanged: Notices of Intent to propose are not requested and proposals must be submitted by March 18, 2022. 

A pre-proposal teleconference is planned on February 17, 2022, on a no-advance-reservation, first-to-dial-in basis. Questions and agenda suggestions may be sent to Nancy.D.Searby@nasa.gov. Teleconference information is included in the A.49 EEJ Telecon Access Information (.PDF) under other documents on the NSPIRES web page for this program element.

An updated Q&A document has also been posted under other documents on the NSPIRES web page for this program element.