EPA Order 5700.7A1: EPA's Policy for Environmental Results under EPA Assistance Agreements
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. To help carry out its mission, EPA awards approximately one-half of its budget annually in assistance agreements to state, tribal, local government, educational institutions, and non-profit partners. EPA’s Grants Management Plans (GMP) e.g., goal 5 of EPA’s 2003-2008 GMP, support identifying and achieving environmental outcomes, and goal 1 of EPA’s 2009-2013 GMP, demonstrate the achievement of environmental results explicitly recognize the importance of linking assistance agreements to the agency’s performance goals and include specific objectives to ensure that assistance agreement solicitations, work plans, and funding recommendations discuss anticipated environmental results and how they will be measured.
EPA Order 5700.7A1