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EPA grant policies may affect how recipients manage and administer EPA assistance agreements.  Refer to the resources below for specific information that may be pertinent to your grants.

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Policy and Guidance Documents, Orders, and Terms & Conditions

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Latest Update (YYYY/MM/DD) Type Number Policy Resource Applicability
  Type Number   Applicability
2020/05/13 RAIN RAIN-2020-G04 Establishment of Standards for Submission of Administrative and Financial Assistance Agreement Forms/Documents with Electronic or Digital Signatures by Email
5/13/2020
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) informs applicants and recipients of the process by which EPA will accept administrative and financial assistance agreement forms/documents with electronic or digital signatures by email. Documents submitted through this process will become part of EPA’s official record.
General
2020/05/08 RAIN RAIN-2020-G03 EPA Implementation of Executive Order 13798 "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty" and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum M-20-09, Guidance Regarding Federal Grants and Executive Order 13798
5/8/2020
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) provides guidance to recipients and applicants on Executive Order 13798.
General
2020/03/27 RAIN RAIN-2020-G02 EPA Frequent Questions on Grant Issues in Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency
3/27/2020
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) informs recipients and applicants that EPA has posted Frequent Questions to assist them in applying for and managing EPA financial assistance agreements during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
General
2020/02/03 RAIN RAIN-2020-G01 Standard Form 424B No Longer Required
2/3/2020
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) informs recipients and applicants of federal financial assistance that EPA will no longer collect Standard Form 424B, Assurances for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424B) as part of grant application packages.
General
2019/10/01 RAIN RAIN-2019-G10 Class Exception for Fair Share Objectives Pursuant to 40 CFR Part 33, Subpart D and EPA MBE/WBE Certification Pursuant to 40 CFR Part 33, Subpart B
10/1/2019
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) informs recipients and applicants of the approved exception that temporarily waives the requirements in 40 CFR Part 33, Subpart D and permanently suspends the EPA certification process in 40 CFR Part 33, Subpart B. The certification requirements located in 40 CFR Part 33, Subpart B remain unchanged. This Policy is effective on October 1, 2019.
DBE
2019/08/15 RAIN RAIN-2019-G09 EPA Policy on Participation in Fellowship, Internship, Scholarship and Similar Programs Funded by EPA Assistance Agreements
8/15/2019
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) informs recipients of and applicants for EPA financial assistance (grants and cooperative agreements) that EPA has established a Policy on Participation in Fellowship, Internship, Scholarship and Similar Programs Funded by EPA Assistance Agreements (Participation Policy). This Policy is effective on October 1, 2019.
General
2019/07/17 RAIN RAIN-2019-G08 Waiver from Grants Management Training for Non-Profit Applicants and Recipients Requirement in EPA Order 5700.8 and the Announcement of Availability of New EPA Grants Management Training for Applicants and Recipients
7/16/2019
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) informs recipients and applicants of the approved waiver that eliminates the requirement in EPA Order 5700.8 that non-profits applicants and recipients completed the Grants Management Training for Non-Profit Applicants and Recipients prior to receiving EPA grant funds. This RAIN also notifies recipients and applicants of an updated comprehensive grants management training that is now available.

Training Resources:
General
2019/05/28 RAIN RAIN-2019-G02 Interim General Budget Development Guidance for Applicants and Recipients of EPA Financial Assistance
5/28/2019
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) informs recipients and applicants of federal financial assistance about EPA's Interim General Budget Development Guidance to assist applicants and recipients with properly categorizing costs for object class categories in the Standard Form 424A, “Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs,” when applying for EPA financial assistance.
General
2018/04/13 RAIN RAIN-2018-G01-R EPA Office of Grants and Debarment Guidance on Selected Items of Cost for Recipients
4/13/2018
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) informs recipients and applicants of new guidance on selected items of cost.
General
2018/10/01 RAIN RAIN-2018-G02 Indirect Cost Guidance for EPA Assistance Agreements
10/1/2018
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) informs recipients and applicants of new policy on indirect costs and EPA assistance agreements (grants and cooperative agreements).

Training Resources:
General
2018/08/22 RAIN RAIN-2018-G03 Revision to EPA Financial Assistance Conflict of Interest Policy and EPA Subaward Policy
8/22/2018
This Recipient/Applicant Information Notice (RAIN) informs recipients and applicants of EPA’s revision to our EPA Financial Assistance Conflict of Interest and EPA Subaward Policies.
General
2018/09/07 RAIN RAIN-2018-G04 Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Procurements by EPA Assistance Agreement Recipients and Subrecipients
9/7/2018
The final Best Practice Guide for Procuring Services, Supplies, and Equipment Under EPA Assistance Agreements describes the financial transactions covered by the competitive contracting requirements and other rules you must follow when awarding and administering EPA funded contracts.  Other rules that cover purchasing systems such as, conflicts of interest, cost and price analyses, required contract clauses, and bonding requirements for construction are discussed in the Interim Procurement Guide.  It also provides guidance on unique EPA limitations on expenditures for consulting services.
General
2018/09/07 RAIN RAIN-2018-G05 Interim EPA Guidance on Participant Support Costs
9/7/2018
EPA has developed interim guidance on participant support costs (PSC). EPA participant support cost policies apply to direct EPA funding as well as EPA funded pass-through agreements with subrecipients. Potential applicants and recipients should use this guidance as a reference when preparing budgets for and managing EPA financial assistance agreements.
General
2018/09/21 RAIN RAIN-2018-G06 EPA Requirements for Enrolling in the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) System and Disbursing EPA Funds Within 5 business Days of Drawdown
9/21/2018
This RAIN informs recipients and applicants of EPA’s policy regarding the use of the ASAP system and disbursing funds promptly.
General
2020/02/03 RAIN RAIN-2018-G07-R2 Full Application Submission with Initial Proposal Submission Requirement
Second Revision Date: 2/3/2020
First Revision Date: 12/21/2018
Original Date: 9/27/2018
This RAIN informs recipients and applicants of a new requirement that all initial applications for competitive and non-competitive grants and cooperative agreements include all the forms necessary for award.

Training Resource:
General
2018/10/01 Terms and Conditions   EPA General Terms and Conditions effective October 1, 2018 or later
Specifies EPA's general terms and conditions that apply to recipients and sub-recipients, effective October 1, 2018.
General
2018/09/07 EPA Guidance   Best Practice Guide for Procuring Services, Supplies, and Equipment Under EPA Assistance Agreements
9/7/2018
The guide describes the financial transactions covered by the competitive contracting requirements and other rules you must follow when awarding and administering EPA funded contracts.
General
2007/12/05 EPA Guidance   Cost review template and guidance for project officers grants under 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart A
Provides a template for cost reviews of applicants that are conducted by project officers.
States
2007/03/05 EPA Guidance   Environmental programs covered by Interim Cost Review guidance
Lists the programs that are applicable to the Interim Cost Review Guidance.
States
2016/08/16 EPA Guidance   Guidance on Lobbying Restrictions
Reminds nonprofit organizations, universities, and other non-government recipients of EPA grants that, with very limited exceptions, you may not use Federal grant funds or cost-sharing funds to conduct lobbying activities.
General
2017/03/20 EPA Guidance   Interim Davis Bacon Act Guidance
This guidance is intended to supplement Department of Labor (DOL) regulations and the Davis Bacon Terms and Conditions of EPA assistance agreements.
Construction
2007/03/05 EPA Guidance   Interim guidance on cost review of grants/performance partnership grants awarded under 40 CFR Part 35 Subpart A
This Interim Guidance clarifies the application of cost review requirements for grants in order to provide a more consistent approach to performing cost reviews for program grants/Performance Partnership grants (PPGs).
States
2017/03/20 EPA Guidance   Conformances Under the Davis-Bacon Act
Provides details about conformance procedures under the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), which requires that all contractors and subcontractors performing construction, alteration and repair (including painting and decorating) work under federal or District of Columbia contracts in excess of $2,000 pay their laborers and mechanics not less than the prevailing wage and fringe benefits for the geographic location.
Construction
2003/03/18 EPA Order EPA Order 3120.5 EPA Order on Policy and Procedures for Addressing Research Misconduct
Addresses fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in research misconduct.
General
2016/06/15 EPA Order EPA Order 1000.17 Policy and Procedures on Protection of Human Research Subjects in EPA Conducted or Supported Research (issued July 30, 1999)
The purpose of this document is to establish EPA procedures and responsibilities for implementing the requirements set forth in Title 40 CFR Part 26.
Research
2014/02/06 EPA Order EPA Order 5700.5A1 EPA's Policy for Competition of Assistance Agreements
This Order establishes EPA policy and requirements for the competition of assistance agreements (grants, cooperative agreements and fellowships).
General
2013/10/01 EPA Order EPA Order 5700.7A1 EPA's Policy for Environmental Results under EPA Assistance Agreements
This Order establishes EPA policy for addressing environmental results under EPA assistance agreements, including results that advance EPA’s environmental and human health mission.
General
2019/07/03 EPA Order EPA Order 5700.8 EPA's Policy on Assessing Capabilities of Non-Profit Applicants for Managing Assistance Awards
Dated: 2/23/2009
Waiver Issued: 7/3/2019 (see RAIN 2019-G08, Waiver from Grants Management Training for Non-Profit Applicants and Recipients Requirement in EPA Order 5700.8 and the Announcement of Availability of New EPA Grants Management Training for Applicants and Recipients)
This order establishes internal controls for determining the administrative and programmatic capability of non-profit organizations applying for EPA assistance agreements. This order also enhances post-award oversight by requiring EPA award officials to take appropriate remedies against non-profit recipients that materially fail to comply with the terms and conditions of assistance agreements.
General
1977/05/24 Executive Order E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands
Order to avoid to the extent possible the long and short term adverse impacts associated with the destruction or modification of wetlands and to avoid direct or Indirect support of new construction in wetlands wherever there is a practicable alternative.
Construction
2000/08/11 Executive Order E.O. 13166 Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI, limited English proficiency
Requires Federal agencies to develop and implement a system to provide services to those with limited English proficiency (LEP).
General
2001/02/17 Executive Order E.O. 13202 Preservation of Open Competition and Government Neutrality Towards Government Contractors’ Labor Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction Projects
Order to (1) promote and ensure open competition on Federal and federally funded or assisted construction projects; (2) maintain Government neutrality towards Government contractors’ labor relations on Federal and federally funded or assisted construction rojects; (3) reduce construction costs to the Federal Government and to the taxpayers; (4) expand job opportunities, especially for small and disadvantaged businesses; and (5) prevent discrimination against Government contractors or their employees based upon labor affiliation or lack thereof; thereby promoting the economical, nondiscriminatory, and efficient administration and completion of Federal and federally funded or assisted construction projects.
General
2001/03/06 Executive Order E.O. 13208 Amendment to Executive Order 13202, Preservation of Open Competition and Government Neutrality Towards Government Contractors' Labor Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction Projects
Ordered the addition of section 5 to Executive Order 13202 specifying conditions when a party may be exempted from certain requirments of the Executive Order 13202.
General
1997/03/16 Executive Order E.O. 13043 Seat Belt Use
Requires federal employees to use seat belts while on official business; requires motor vehicle occupants to use seat belts in national park areas and on Department of Defense (DOD) installations; encourages Tribal Governments to adopt and enforce seat belt policies and programs for occupants of motor vehicles traveling on highways in Indian Country; and encourages federal contractors, subcontractors, and grantees to adopt and enforce on-the-job use policies and programs
General
2010/10/01 GPI GPI 11-01 Managing Unliquidated Obligations and Ensuring Progress under EPA Assistance Agreements
This policy establishes procedures for managing Unliquidated Obligations (ULOs) under EPA assistance agreements, including grants, cooperative agreements and fellowships. It also includes provisions to further the timely progress of work under EPA assistance agreements.
General
2012/10/01 GPI GPI 11-03 State Grant Workplans and Progress Reports
The purpose of this policy is to address issues raised by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) about the management of state categorical program grants by establishing essential elements for the content of grant workplans and associated progress reports.
States
2012/10/01 GPI GPI 12-06 Timely Obligation, Award and Expenditure of EPA Grant Funds
The purpose of this policy is to further EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment by ensuring the timely obligation, award and expenditure of EPA grant funds.
General
2013/11/01 GPI GPI 13-02 Streamlining Tribal Grants Management
This policy provides a framework for a streamlined, consistent approach to managing grants (including cooperative agreements) awarded to tribes.
Tribes
2015/10/01 GPI GPI 15-01 Performance Partnership Grants for States
This policy increases awareness of the administrative and programmatic flexibility available through Performance Partnership Grants (PPGs), encourages PPG use and ensures consistent PPG implementation and management. This policy is issued jointly by the Office of Grants and Debarment (OGD) and by the Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR), the National Program Manager (NPM) for PPGs.
States
2018/08/22 GPI GPI 15-02 EPA's Financial Assistance Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy
Amended: 8/22/2018 (see RAIN 2018-G03)
This policy is intended to prevent personal and organizational conflict of interests in the award and administration of EPA financial assistance.
General
2018/09/07 GPI GPI 16-01 EPA Subward Policy
8/22/2018
Amended: 8/22/2018 (see RAIN 2018-G03)
Amended: 9/7/2018 (see RAIN 2018-G04)
This policy establishes the requirements and procedures for Grants Management Offices and Program Offices in making determinations regarding subrecipient eligibility, overseeing pass-through entity monitoring and management of subawards, and authorizing fixed amount subawards under 2 CFR 200.330, 200.331, and 200.332 (“the applicable regulations”).
General
2014/10/01 Terms and Conditions   Brownfields Public Awareness terms and conditions effective October 1, 2014
Specifies that the cooperative agreement recipient agrees to clearly reference EPA investments in the project during all phases of community outreach outlined in the EPA-approved work plan, which may include the development of any post-project summary or success materials that highlight achievements to which this project contributed.
General
2014/10/01 Terms and Conditions   Clean Water Act Section 319 Public Awareness term and condition effective October 1, 2014
Specifies conditions for recipients to provide signage that informs the public that the project is funded by EPA.
General
2014/10/01 Terms and Conditions   Cybersecurity Grant condition for Other Recipients, including Intertribal Consortia
Specifies a cybersecurity grant condition for collecting, managing, and transferring data.
General
2014/01/13 Terms and Conditions   EPA General Terms and Conditions applicable to 40 CFR part 30 and 31 effective January 13, 2014
Specifies EPA's general terms and conditions that apply to 40 CFR Part 30 and 31 recipients and sub-recipients, effective January 13, 2014.
General
2014/10/01 Terms and Conditions   EPA General Terms and Conditions applicable to 40 CFR part 30 and 31 effective October 1, 2014
Specifies EPA's general terms and conditions that apply to 40 CFR Part 30 and 31 recipients and sub-recipients, effective October 1, 2014.
General
2017/04/27 Terms and Conditions   EPA General Terms and Conditions effective April 27, 2017 or later
Specifies EPA's general terms and conditions that apply to recipients and sub-recipients, effective April 27, 2017.
General
2014/12/26 Terms and Conditions   EPA General Terms and Conditions effective December 26, 2014 through October 5, 2015
Specifies EPA's general terms and conditions that apply to recipients and sub-recipients, effective December 26, 2014.
General
2016/01/27 Terms and Conditions   EPA General Terms and Conditions effective January 27, 2016 or later
Specifies EPA's general terms and conditions that apply to recipients and sub-recipients, effective January 27, 2016.
General
2016/03/29 Terms and Conditions   EPA General Terms and Conditions effective March 29, 2016 or later
Specifies EPA's general terms and conditions that apply to recipients and sub-recipients, effective March 29, 2016.
General
2017/10/02 Terms and Conditions   EPA General Terms and Conditions effective October 2, 2017 or later
Specifies EPA's general terms and conditions that apply to recipients and sub-recipients, effective October 2, 2017.
General
2016/10/03 Terms and Conditions   EPA General Terms and Conditions effective October 3, 2016 or later
Specifies EPA's general terms and conditions that apply to recipients and sub-recipients, effective October 3, 2016.
General
2015/10/06 Terms and Conditions   EPA General Terms and Conditions effective October 6, 2015 or later
Specifies EPA's general terms and conditions that apply to recipients and sub-recipients, effective October 6, 2015.
General
2017/04/18 Terms and Conditions   EPA Logo and Seal Specifications for Signage
Describes EPA logo and seal specifications for signage produced by grant recipients.
General
2014/12/26 Terms and Conditions   EPA Office of Research and Development Research Terms and Conditions effective from December 26, 2014 to March 29, 2016
Provides EPA’s interim implementation of the federal-wide standard research terms and conditions, effective from December 26, 2014 to March 29, 2016.
Research
2016/03/29 Terms and Conditions   EPA Office of Research and Development Research Terms and Conditions effective March 29, 2016 or later
Provides EPA’s interim implementation of the federal-wide standard research terms and conditions, effective March 29, 2016.
Research
2015/10/14 Terms and Conditions   Federal-wide standard terms and condition (T&C)
Implements the requirements of the Uniform Guidance as it applies to research and research-related grants made by the Federal awarding agencies to institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations.
Research
2013/10/01 Terms and Conditions   FY2014 National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act) Programmatic Terms and Conditions
Specified terms and conditions for FY 2014 cooperative agreements.
General
2013/10/01 Terms and Conditions   FY2014 State Clean Diesel Program (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act) Programmatic Terms and Conditions
Specified terms and conditions for FY 2014 cooperative agreements.
States
2014/10/01 Terms and Conditions   FY2015 National Clean Diesel (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act) Programmatic Terms and Conditions
Specified terms and conditions for FY 2015 cooperative agreements.
General
2014/10/01 Terms and Conditions   FY2015 State Clean Diesel (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act) Programmatic Terms and Conditions
Specified terms and conditions for FY 2015 cooperative agreements.
States
2014/10/01 Terms and Conditions   FY2015 Tribal Clean Diesel (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act) Programmatic Terms and Conditions
Specified terms and conditions for FY 2015 cooperative agreements.
Tribes
2015/10/01 Terms and Conditions   FY2016 National Clean Diesel (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act) Programmatic Terms and Conditions
Specified terms and conditions for FY 2016 cooperative agreements.
General
2015/10/01 Terms and Conditions   FY2016 State Clean Diesel (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act) Program Programmatic Terms and Conditions
Specified terms and conditions for FY 2016 cooperative agreements.
States
2016/10/01 Terms and Conditions   FY2017 National Clean Diesel (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act) Programmatic Terms and Conditions
Specified terms and conditions for FY 2017 cooperative agreements.
General
2016/10/01 Terms and Conditions   FY2017 State Clean Diesel (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act) Program Programmatic Terms and Conditions
Specified terms and conditions for FY 2017 cooperative agreements.
States
2017/04/21 Terms and Conditions   Signage Required Term and Condition
Specifies conditions for recipients to provide signage at construction sites and requirements to notify the EPA Project Officer about public or media events.
General
2015/07/06 Terms and Conditions   State Grant Cybersecurity Condition
Provides a State Grant Cybersecurity Condition as of July 6, 2015.
States
2016/07/06 Terms and Conditions   Tribal Grant Cybersecurity Condition
Provides a Tribal Grant Cybersecurity Condition as of July 6, 2015.
Tribes
1977/05/24 Executive Order E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands
Order to avoid to the extent possible the long and short term adverse impacts associated with the destruction or modification of wetlands and to avoid direct or Indirect support of new construction in wetlands wherever there is a practicable alternative.
Construction
2000/08/11 Executive Order E.O. 13166 Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI, limited English proficiency
Requires Federal agencies to develop and implement a system to provide services to those with limited English proficiency (LEP).
General
2001/02/17 Executive Order E.O. 13202 Preservation of Open Competition and Government Neutrality Towards Government Contractors’ Labor Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction Projects
Order to (1) promote and ensure open competition on Federal and federally funded or assisted construction projects; (2) maintain Government neutrality towards Government contractors’ labor relations on Federal and federally funded or assisted construction rojects; (3) reduce construction costs to the Federal Government and to the taxpayers; (4) expand job opportunities, especially for small and disadvantaged businesses; and (5) prevent discrimination against Government contractors or their employees based upon labor affiliation or lack thereof; thereby promoting the economical, nondiscriminatory, and efficient administration and completion of Federal and federally funded or assisted construction projects.
General
2001/03/06 Executive Order E.O. 13208 Amendment to Executive Order 13202, Preservation of Open Competition and Government Neutrality Towards Government Contractors' Labor Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction Projects
Ordered the addition of section 5 to Executive Order 13202 specifying conditions when a party may be exempted from certain requirments of the Executive Order 13202.
General
1997/03/16 Executive Order E.O. 13043 Seat Belt Use
Requires federal employees to use seat belts while on official business; requires motor vehicle occupants to use seat belts in national park areas and on Department of Defense (DOD) installations; encourages Tribal Governments to adopt and enforce seat belt policies and programs for occupants of motor vehicles traveling on highways in Indian Country; and encourages federal contractors, subcontractors, and grantees to adopt and enforce on-the-job use policies and programs
General

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Laws, Regulations, and Public Policy

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Type Number   Applicability New
Law or Regulation 41 U.S.C 4712 IG Statement: Whistleblower Protection Statement from Inspector General O’Donnell
February 3, 2020 memorandum from Inspector General Sean O’Donnell that emphasizes the important role whistleblowers play in the OIG’s efforts and provides information to employees about their whistleblower rights and the safeguards in place to protect whistleblowers.
General 0
Law or Regulation 16 U.S.C 1451 et seq. Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972
Provides for the management of the nation’s coastal resources, including the Great Lakes, with the goal to preserve, protect, develop, and where possible, to restore or enhance the resources of the nation’s coastal zone.
General 1
Law or Regulation 16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq. National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968
Created to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
General 1
Law or Regulation 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq. Coastal Barriers Resource Act
Addresses problems caused by coastal barrier development with the goals of minimizing loss of human life by discouraging development in high risk areas; reducing wasteful expenditure of federal resources; and protecting the natural resources associated with coastal barriers.
General 1
Law or Regulation 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq. Endangered Species Act of 1972
Protects and recovers imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend; species may be listed as either endangered or threatened and all species of plants and animals, except pest insects, are eligible for listing as endangered or threatened.
General 1
Law or Regulation 16 U.S.C. 74 et seq. National Historic Preservation Act
The act established processes for historic preservation in the United States, including requirements for federal agencies to evaluate the impact of all federally funded or permitted projects on historic properties (buildings, archaeological sites, etc.).
Construction 1
Law or Regulation 2 CFR 1500 Environmental Protection Agency’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
EPA's adoption of 2 CFR 200 and promulgation of additional regulations specific to EPA.
General 1
Law or Regulation 2 CFR 200 Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG)
Establishes a government-wide framework for grants management and provides an authoritative set of rules and requirements for federal grant awards.
General 1
Law or Regulation 2 CFR 200 Subpart E Cost principles for determining the allowable costs
Establishes cost principles for federal awards.
General 1
Law or Regulation 2 CFR 200 Subpart F Standards for audits of grant recipients
Establishes audit requirements for federal awards.
General 1
Law or Regulation 2 CFR 200 Subparts B through D Administrative requirements for grants and cooperative agreements
Establishes general provisions, pre-federal award requirements and contents of federal awards, and post federal award requiements.
General 1
Law or Regulation 2 CFR Part 1532 Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
Prescribes policies and procedures governing the debarment and suspension of contractors by agencies.
Suspension and Debarment 1
Law or Regulation 2 CFR Part 176 Davis Bacon Act
An Act to revise, codify, and enact without substantive change certain general and permanent laws, related to public buildings, property, and works, as title 40, United States Code, ""Public Buildings, Property, and Works"".
Construction 1
Law or Regulation 2 CFR Part 180 OMB Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension
Provides Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance for Federal agencies on the governmentwide debarment and suspension system for nonprocurement programs and activities.
Suspension and Debarment 1
Law or Regulation 20 U.S.C. 1681 - 1683 and 1685 - 1686 Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX)
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.
General 1
Law or Regulation 22 U.S.C. 7104(g) Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (Section 106(g))
Combat trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude.
General 1
Law or Regulation 29 U.S.C. 794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504)
No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance or under any program or activity conducted by any Executive agency or by the United States Postal Service.
Construction 1
Law or Regulation 31 U.S.C. Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977
Establishes government-wide criteria for determining the appropriate legal instrument for funding an extramural activity, distinguishing between acquisition (procurement/contracts) and assistance (grants and cooperative agreements) based on the principal purpose of the legal relationship between the parties.
General 1
Law or Regulation 33 U.S.C. 1251 Clean Water Act
Establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for surface waters.

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General 1
Law or Regulation 40 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter B Grants and Other Federal Assistance
Establishes regulations for grants and other federal assistance administered by EPA.
General 1
Law or Regulation 40 CFR Part 35 State and Local Assistance
Provides administrative requirements for various state and local grants.
General 1
Law or Regulation 42 U.S.C 4151 et seq. Architectural Barriers Act of 1968
The ABA requires that buildings or facilities that were designed, built, or altered with federal dollars or leased by federal agencies after August 12, 1968 be accessible.
Construction 1
Law or Regulation 42 U.S.C 6101 et seq. Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
General 1
Law or Regulation 42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq. Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VI
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
General 1
Law or Regulation 42 U.S.C. 30h-3 Safe Drinking Water Act
The Act authorizes EPA to establish minimum standards to protect tap water and minimum standards for state programs to protect underground sources of drinking water from endangerment by underground injection of fluids.
Construction 1
Law or Regulation 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 and National Flood Insurance Act of 1968
The purpose of the law is to avoid to the extent possible the long and short term adverse impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of floodplains and to avoid direct or indirect support of floodplain development wherever there is a practicable alternative.
Construction 1
Law or Regulation 42 U.S.C. 4331 et seq. National Environmental Policy Act
The purposes of this Act are: to declare a national policy which will encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment to promote efforts 'which will prevent or eliminate damage to the environment and biosphere and stimulate the health and welfare of man; to enrich the understanding of the ecological systems and natural resources important to the Nation; and to establish a Council on Environmental Quality.
Construction 1
Law or Regulation 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Gives EPA the authority to control hazardous waste from the ""cradle-to-grave""including the generation, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. RCRA also set forth a framework for the management of non-hazardous solid wastes.
General 1
Law or Regulation 42 U.S.C. 701 et seq. Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988
Required organizations covered by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 to provide a drug-free workplace.
General 1
Law or Regulation 42 U.S.C. 7401 Clean Air Act
The comprehensive federal law that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources.
General 1
Law or Regulation 42 U.S.C. 7701 et. seq. Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977
It is the purpose of this Act to reduce the risks of life and property from future earthquakes in the United States through the establishment and maintenance of an effective earthquake hazards reduction program.
Construction 1
Law or Regulation 46 U.S.C 1241 Cargo Preference Act of 1954
Requires that a percentage of government-impelled cargoes be transported in privately owned U.S.-registered vessels.
General 1
Law or Regulation 49 CFR Part 24 Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act
Ensures fair compensation and assistance for those whose property was compulsorily acquired for public use under eminent domain law.
General 1
Law or Regulation 5 U.S.C. 1501 - 1528 Hatch Act
Limits certain political activities of federal employees, as well as some state, D.C., and local government employees who work in connection with federally funded program.
General 1
Law or Regulation 7 U.S.C. 2131-2156 Laboratory Animal Welfare Act
Requires that minimum standards of care and treatment be provided for certain animals bred for commercial sale, used in research, transported commercially, or exhibited to the public.
General 1
Law or Regulation 7 U.S.C. 2131-2159 Animal Welfare Act
Requires that minimum standards of care and treatment be provided for certain animals bred for commercial sale, used in research, transported commercially, or exhibited to the public.
Research 1
Law or Regulation P.L. 101 - 391 Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990
Requires federal employees to stay in a fire-safe facility (i.e., an approved accommodation) when commercial lodging is required.
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Law or Regulation Public Law 109-282 Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)
Requires disclosure of all entities and organizations receiving federal funds through a single publicly accessible website, USASpending.gov.
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Law or Regulation Subpart 9.4 of the FAR Debarment, Suspension and Ineligibility
Establishes audit requirements for federal awards.
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Law or Regulation   EPA Laws and Regulations webpage
Introduction to laws and regulations that protect the environment.
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Public Policy 28 U.S.C Chapter 176 Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act of 1990 (Act)
Provides that an organization or individual that is indebted to the United States, and has a judgment lien filed against it, is ineligible to receive a Federal grant.
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Public Policy 40 CFR 33.103 Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in United States Environmental Protection Agency Programs
Provides definitions for related terms.
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Public Policy 40 CFR Part 26 Human Subject Protections
Establishes basic EPA policy for the protection of subjects in human research conducted or supported by EPA.
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Public Policy 40 CFR Part 26 Protection of Human Subjects
Established EPA Policy for protection of subjects in human research conducted or supported by EPA.
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Public Policy 40 CFR Part 33 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
Ensures nondiscrimination in the award of contracts under EPA financial assistance agreements.
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Public Policy 40 CFR Part 34 Lobbying (13 U.S.C. 1352)
Recipients of federal grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and loans are prohibited from using federal (appropriated) funds to pay any person for influencing or attempting to influence any officer or employee of an agency, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress with respect to the award, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any of these instruments.
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Public Policy 50 FR 20864-20865 U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training (50 Federal Register [FR] 20864-20865, May 20, 1985)
Established principles to be considered whenever U.S. Government agencies develop requirements for testing, research, or training procedures involving the use of vertebrate animals.
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