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EPA Grants

EPA Policies for EPA Grant Recipients

EPA grant policies may impact EPA assistance agreement recipients.  Refer to the EPA grant policies below for specific information that may be pertinent to your grants. 

Title Date Description
Best Practice Guide for Procuring Services, Supplies, and Equipment Under EPA Assistance Agreements N/A The Interim Procurement Guide 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.
Grants Policy Issuance (GPI) 16-01: EPA Subward Policy 2/17/2016 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”).
Grants Policy Issuance (GPI) 15-02: EPA's Financial Assistance Conflict of Interest Policy 9/25/2015 This policy is intended to prevent personal and organizational conflict of interests in the award and administration of EPA financial assistance.
Grants Policy Issuance (GPI) 15-01: Performance Partnership Grants for States 2/24/2015 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.
Grants Policy Issuance 12‐06: Timely Obligation, Award and Expenditure of EPA Grant Funds 2/24/2015 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.
Grants Policy Issuance 11-03: State Grant Workplans and Progress Reports 10/1/2012 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.
Grants Policy Issuance 13-02: Streamlining Tribal Grants Management 11/1/2013 This policy provides a framework for a streamlined, consistent approach to managing grants (including cooperative agreements) awarded to tribes.
Grants Policy Issuance 11-01: Managing Unliquidated Obligations and Ensuring Progress under EPA Assistance Agreements 10/1/2010 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.

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