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EPA Grants Overview for Applicants and Recipients

EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment is accomplished, in large part, by the awarding of funds to other organizations to conduct environmental program or projects. When EPA transfers funds for a public purpose, it uses a legal instrument called an assistance agreement, which may be in the form of a grant or cooperative agreement. Every year, EPA awards more than $4 billion in funding for assistance agreements to state and local governments, tribes, universities nonprofit recipients, and other entities. EPA's environmental statutes are the legal basis for funding assistance agreements.

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View Key Grant Resources for Applicants and Recipients for more information.