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EPA Grants

Assistance Agreement Payment Process

  • Award signed by EPA award official
  • Recipient signs acceptance of agreement
  • Finance office notified that award is accepted
  • Funds are made available to recipients

Payment Methods - EPA EFT via ACH

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) via EPA's accounting system
    • Recipient provides banking information to receive funds electronically
    • Submits ACH payment request
    • Payments electronically deposited within 2-3 working days

Enrollment Form for Automated Clearing House Vendor/Misceallaneous Payments - SF 3881 (PDF) (3 pp, 23 K, About PDF)

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EPA payment request Payment methods - ASAP

  • Electronic system thru Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Utilizes ACH and FEDWIRE
  • Federal agencies establish accounts and spending authorizations
  • Recipient initiates payments
  • System approves or rejects payments
  • Approved payments made same or next day
  • Funds are credited to recipient account
  • Enrollment Process
    • Recipient contacts EPA to request enrollment
    • Agency contacts Treasury and provides recipient enrollment data
    • Treasury provides recipient with software, instructions, user IDs, and training
    • EPA reconciles grant balances with recipient and establishes accounts in ASAP
  • Benefits of ASAP
    • One time enrollment
    • No communication software costs
    • Minimal hardware costs
    • Fewer systems
    • Greater flexibility

Required Financial Reports

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