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Grants and Funding

Highlights

FY 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program (PDF). Proposals are due by Thursday, May 28, 2015.

National Grants Webinar - presentation now available.

FY 2015 P2 Grant Program Request for Proposals (PDF). Proposals are due by May 14, 2015.

FY 2015 P2 Information Network (PPIN) Grant Program Request for Proposals (PDF) . Proposals are due by May 22, 2015.

Grant results for the P2 Grant and the SRA Grant programs 2011 - 2013 have been posted.

Results from EPA P2 grants and SRA grants for 2011 now available.

Measuring Pollution Prevention

The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 authorizes EPA to issues grants to states and federally-recognized tribes to promote pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation. All Requests for Proposals are published on Grants.gov.

Pollution Prevention Grant Program

The P2 grant program supports grants and/or cooperative agreements that provide pollution prevention technical assistance services or training to businesses. Funded projects use P2 techniques that reduce and/or eliminate pollution from air, water and/or land. In fiscal year 2015, EPA anticipates approximately $3.97 million will be available under this program.

Quick facts for P2 Grants:

Eligibility: State governments, colleges and universities (recognized as instrumentalities of the state), federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.

Match Requirement: 50 percent match; for tribal governments that place P2 grant activities into a performance partnership grant (PPG) the match for the federally-recognized tribe gets reduced to 5 percent.

Review of Proposals: Along with other requirements as noted in the FY 2015 RFP proposals must address the following regulatory criteria to merit further review.

  1. Make specific technical assistance available to businesses seeking information about source reduction opportunities, including funding for experts to provide on-site technical advice to businesses and to assist in the development of source reduction plans;

  2. Target assistance to businesses for whom lack of information is an impediment to source reduction; and

  3. Provide training in source reduction techniques.

Range of Awards: $20,000 - $180,000 per year

Average Number of Grants Issued Annually: 40

For a more detailed description read the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 66.708.

FY 2015 P2 Grant Program Request for Proposals (PDF) (41 pp, 701K, About PDF). Proposals are due by Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Grant Summaries

Summaries of P2 grants awarded are available for the following years:


Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN)

The PPIN grant program funds grants/cooperative agreements that support a national network of P2 information centers that coordinate training and information resources across the nation to minimize any duplication of effort among state programs. The centers offer training and promote new P2 technologies.

Quick Facts for PPIN

Eligibility: State governments, colleges and universities (recognized as state entities), federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.

Match Requirement: 50 percent match.

Review of Proposals: PPIN grant proposals must address one of the following regulatory criteria in order to merit further review.

  1. Make specific technical assistance available to businesses seeking information about source reduction opportunities, including funding for experts to provide on-site technical advice to businesses and to assist in the development of source reduction plans;
  2. Target assistance to businesses for whom lack of information is an impediment to source reduction; and
  3. Provide training in source reduction techniques.
    After this initial screening, further evaluation is performed by applying the PPIN grant program's threshold and evaluation criteria.

Range of Awards: $60,000 - $110,000

Average Number of Cooperative Agreements Issued Per Year: 8

For a more detailed description read the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 66.708.

An evaluation of the PPIN program was conducted in 2007-2008 and the report is published on the EPA website: Evaluating the Effectiveness of the EPA Pollution Prevention Information Network Grant Program (PDF) (204 pp, 2 MB, About PDF).

FY 2015 Request for Proposals for the Pollution Prevention Information Network Grants Program (PDF) (32 pp, 950 K, About PDF). Proposals are due by Friday, May 22, 2015.

Grant Summaries

Summaries of PPPIN grants awarded are available for the following years:

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Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program

SRA awards support P2 through source reduction and resource conservation work. Applicants may demonstrate work encompassing surveys, studies, research, investigation, experimentation, education, training and/or innovative practices that promote P2/source reduction efforts.

Quick Facts for SRA grants

Eligibility: The fifty states, the District of Columbia, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, local governments, city or township governments, independent school district governments, state controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations (other than institutions of higher education), private institutions of higher education, community-based grassroots organizations, and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.

Match Requirement: 5 percent match.

Range of Awards: $10,000 - $130,000 per year.

Average Number of Grants Issued Annually: 20

For a more detailed description read the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 66.717.

FY 2015 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program (PDF). (37 pp, 816K, About PDF)

Proposals are due by Thursday, May 28, 2015.

Grant Summary

Summaries of the SRA grants awarded are available for the following years:

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Guidance on grant programs and measurement of results

P2 Program: National
Grants Webinar

On Wednesday, March 25, P2 Program staff from EPA HQ and EPA Regions 7 and 9 presented a brief overview of the Pollution Prevention, Pollution Prevention Information Network and Source Reduction Assistance grant programs in relation to the P2 program’s National Emphasis Areas, a new feature in the FY 2015 RFPs.

P2 and SRA grants program guidance

P2 grant guidance for applicants (PDF) (6pp, 44K, About PDF)

SRA grant guidance for applicants (PDF) (6pp, 47K, About PDF)

SRA Grant Writing Tutorial (PDF) (19pp, 1.9M, About PDF)

Measuring P2 Results

Guidance to Grantees on Reporting P2 Outcomes (PDF) (8pp, 56.4 K, About PDF)

Regional P2 Measurement Guidance (PDF) (9 pp, 121.7K, About PDF)

Measuring Pollution Prevention


Annual Reports of Grant Results

These P2 grant programs produce annual environmental results in the following metrics:

Read more about how to measure pollution prevention.

P2 Grants

SRA Grants

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