State and Tribal Response Program Grant Funding Guidance Resources
Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended, authorizes a non-competitive $50 million grant program to establish and enhance state and tribal response programs. These CERCLA § 128(a) grants are funded with categorical State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) appropriations. CERCLA § 128(a) cooperative agreements are awarded and administered by the EPA regional offices. Generally, these response programs address the assessment, cleanup, and redevelopment of brownfields and other sites with actual or perceived contamination.
The term "state" is defined in this document as defined in CERCLA § 101(27).
The term "Indian tribe" is defined in this document as it is defined in CERCLA § 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 § 128(a).
Solicitations for Brownfield Grants
Below are solicitation notices and guidance for competitive and non-competitive funding opportunities offered by the Brownfields Program.
Grant Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response Programs
- FY 2019 128a Funding Guidance Webinar Presentation (8pp, 309 K)
- FY 2019 CERCLA 128a FAQs (3 pp, 94 K)
- Sample Work Plan 1 (10 pp, 241 K)
- Sample Work Plan 2 (10 pp, 76 K)
NOTE: The sample workplans are for reference purposes only. Please discuss with your regional EPA Project Officer if they are appropriate for you to use.