Policy, Regulations and Guidance
The Tribal Grants Streamlining Policy (Grants Policy Issuance 13-02), Effective November 1, 2013, is an internal policy that streamlines major aspects of the tribal grants cycle, including the application phase, workplan negotiation, reporting requirements, and performance partnership agreements. EPA worked closely with the Tribal Grants Council and made the draft policy available for Tribal Consultation to ensure tribal concerns and priorities were addressed. EPA expects the policy to enable both EPA and tribal grant recipients to manage tribal grants more effectively and efficiently.
You can view it here: Grants Policy Issuance (GPI) 13-02
Upcoming Regulatory Changes
40 CFR Protection of the Environment
State and Tribal Grants Including Performance Partnership Grants
Executive Order 13208 of April 6, 2001
Executive Order 13202 of February 17, 2001
These documents are available for viewing in Adobe PDF format.
Minority Business Enterprise/Women's Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE Rates)
[The data base allows Minority Business Enterprise/Women's Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Coordinators to input "fair share" goals negotiated by EPA and the recipient. This system also provides to all users the ability to see recipient "fair share" goals.]
MBE/WBE Utilization Under Federal Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Interagency Agreements Form
[The Office is responsible for assuring that small, small disadvantaged and women-owned firms are given equitable opportunity to receive a "fair share" of subagreements during the procurement phase of certain types of financial assistance awarded by the Agency. ]
The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is a cooperative initiative among federal agencies and institutional recipients of federal funds. It was established to increase research productivity by streamlining the administrative process and minimizing the administrative burden on principal investigators while maintaining effective stewardship of federal funds.
The NSF is a participant in the Federal Demonstration Partnership, testing innovative approaches to streamline processes and systems for Federally supported research and education.
Cost Review Guidance establishes uniform procedures and instruction for reviewing and evaluating proposed costs included in assistance applicants budgets
Example Logic Model: Michigan Environmental Results Proposal for Dry Cleaners State Innovation Grant (4 pp, 453 K, About PDF)
Policy for Competition in Assistance Agreements: 5700.5A1 (37 pp, 132 K, About PDF)
It is EPA policy to promote competition in the award of assistance agreements to the maximum extent practicable. When assistance agreements are awarded competitively, it is EPA policy that the competitive process be fair and open and that no applicant receive an unfair competitive advantage.
Recipients of EPA grants and cooperative agreements, will likely need to buy supplies, equipment, and services to complete the project. This guidance will help you meet EPA requirements when making such necessary purchases.