Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended, authorizes a noncompetitive $50 million grant program to establish and enhance state and tribal response programs. CERCLA section 128(a) response program grants are funded with categorical State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) appropriations. Section 128(a) cooperative agreements are awarded and administered by the EPA regional offices. Generally, these response programs address the assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of brownfield sites and other sites with actual or perceived contamination. Below are links to the annual CERCLA 128(a) funding guidance documents.
The term "state" is defined in this document as defined in CERCLA section 101(27).
The term "Indian tribe" is defined in this document as it is defined in CERCLA section 101(36). Intertribal consortia, as defined in the Federal Register Notice at 67 FR 67181, Nov. 4, 2002, are also eligible for funding under CERCLA section 128(a).
- 2018 - Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs (PDF)(25 pp, 297 K)
- 2017 - Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs (PDF)(25 pp, 277 K)
- 2017 - Sample Work Plan 1 (PDF)(10 pp, 241 K)
- 2017 - Sample Work Plan 2 (PDF)(10 pp, 76 K)