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.
For details about the FY 2018 grant program, you can view the state and local response programs grant solicitation notice.
NOTE: This page is provided for reference purposes only for the previous year's program. Below are the FY 2017 guidelines and sample work plans .
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).
- FY2017 - Guidelines for State and Tribal Response Programs (PDF)(25 pp, 277 K)
- FY2017 - Sample Work Plan 1 (PDF)(10 pp, 241 K)
- FY2017 - Sample Work Plan 2 (PDF)(10 pp, 76 K)