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EPA Region 5 Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC)

Ohio State University Extension - EPA (Region 5) Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC)

Web page developed by Gwynn Stewart, MS – Assistant Professor, Community Development (Noble County)
(Region 5 grant led by University of Minnesota)

Is your organization looking for help to find, apply for, or manage funding for community-driven climate and environmental justice projects? The mission of the Great Lakes Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (Great Lakes TCTAC) is to support community organizations successfully navigate funding opportunities to access the resources they need to lead in the clean energy transition, pollution clean-up, and green workforce development.  

There are a variety of federal funding opportunities focusing on community climate resiliency and healthy environments.

White Papers (Coming soon)

  • A Study on Environmental Justice and its Flip Side, Environmental Injustice Thomas W. Blaine, Associate Professor  - Ohio State University Extension
  • Programs and Resources to Assist Appalachian Ohio by: Thomas W. Blaine, Associate Professor - Ohio State University Extension

Meet the Ohio State Extension TCTAC Community Development Team:

Ken Martin, PhD – Professor, Community Development
Myra Moss, MA, MBA – Professor & Educator, Community Development
Gwynn Stewart, MS - Assistant Professor, Community Development (Noble County)
Kyle White, MBA – Educator IV, Community Development (Medina County)
Thomas Blaine, PhD  – Associate Professor, Community Development
Dan Remley, PhD – Field Specialist, Food, Nutrition, and Wellness & Associate Professor, Ohio State University Extension
Jerry Thomas, PhD – Associate Professor and Field Specialist, Community Economics
Jessica Burns - Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources/Community Development (Vinton County)