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Grants and Funding

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FY 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) Grant (PDF) (32 pp, 950 K, About PDF) Proposals were due by Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Pollution Prevention Information Network Grant Summaries for 2011 - 2013 are now available online.

P2 Grant Summaries and SRA Grant Summaries are now available online for FY 2013.

FY 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Pollution Prevention Grant Program (PDF) (43 pp, 506 K, About PDF) Amendment to FY 2014 P2 Grant RFP. Proposals were due by Thursday, March 20, 2014

FY 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program (PDF) (38 pp, 351K, About PDF). Proposals were due by Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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

Measuring Pollution Prevention

The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics is responsible for overseeing several grant programs for tribes and states which promote pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation. All Requests for Proposals are published on Grants.gov.

Pollution Prevention Grant Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 66.708

The P2 grant program funds grants/cooperative agreements that implement pollution prevention technical assistance services and/or training for businesses and support projects that utilize pollution prevention techniques to reduce and/or eliminate pollution from air, water and/or land. In fiscal year 2013 EPA has approximately $4.1 million to award P2 grants.

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 2014 RFP (PDF) proposals must address one of 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

FY 2014 P2 Grant Program Request for Proposals (PDF) (43pp, 492K, About PDF) Amendment to FY 2014 P2 Grant RFP. Proposals were due by March 20, 2014.

Questions and Answers

General Q&A's on the P2 Grant Program.

Requirement to Provide Estimates of Outcomes for Proposed Grant and Cooperative Agreement Projects and To Track Progress.

Grant Summaries

A summary of each of the P2 grants awarded, listed by the year they were awarded: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Grant Results

These grants produce annual environmental results in pounds of hazardous materials reduced, BTUs of energy, water and dollars saved. The Pollution Prevention Program reports the environmental results of grants.

P2 Grants Results for FY 2010 (PDF) (3 pp, 27.7K, About PDF)

P2 Grants Results for FY 2011 (PDF) (6 pp, 31.7K, About PDF)

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Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 66.708

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: $80,000 - $115,000

Average Number of Cooperative Agreements Issued Per Year: 8

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 2014 Request for Proposals for the Pollution Prevention Information Network Grants Program (PDF) (32 pp, 950 K, About PDF). Proposals were due by Tuesday April 15, 2014.

Grant Summaries

Availble online now: a summary of the PPIN grants awarded from 2011 - 2013.

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Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 66.717

SRA awards support pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation work. Applicants must demonstrate new or innovative techniques for education or training that promote P2 and 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 - $147,000 per year

Average Number of Grants Issued Annually: 20

FY 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program (PDF) (38 pp, 351K, About PDF).

Proposals were due by Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 11:59 pm (EDT).

Questions and Answers

Grant Summary

A summary of each of the SRA grants awarded, listed by the year they were awarded: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Grant Results

These grants produce annual environmental results in pounds of hazardous materials reduced, energy and water saved or conserved and dollars saved. The Pollution Prevention Program reports the environmental results of SRA grants

SRA grants results for FY 2010 (PDF) (2 pp, 21.8K, About PDF)
SRA grants results for FY 2011 (PDF) (3 pp, 20.1K, About PDF)

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General Information

EPA Order 5700.7A1 (PDF) (29 pp, 180 K, About PDF) This Order describes EPA's policy requiring environmental results.

EPA Regional P2 Coordinators
The P2 grant and Source Reduction Assistance programs are both administered in the EPA regional offices. The RFPs for these programs will list the contact information in all 10 of the EPA Regions. This page lists information about P2 contacts and P2 web sites for each of the EPA regions.

P2 Grant Archive
For historical information on the P2 Grant Program, including past summaries and results as well as P2 Grant products, see the P2 Grant archive page.

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