Academic Institutions – Communities – Agencies Network (ACA-NET)

A multi-year, collaborative research effort that provided technical assistance to environmentally impacted communities of color.  The development of ACA-NET led to the creation of a strategic community, capacity-building model for environmental justice communities regarding the assessment and remediation of threats from the release of hazardous substances to human health.

Conduct research; develop a model to enhance citizen participation in Superfund related decision-making; collect and analyze data; identify existing and relevant federal partnerships; research barriers to effective interagency coordination; conduct a research colloquium to identify resources; research and evaluate the effectiveness of computer technologies in networking with people of color communities; and compose environmental reports.