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How to Apply for Grants

A large part of EPA's mission to protect the environment and public health is accomplished by awarding grants and other assistance agreements. It is EPA's policy to promote competition in the award of assistance agreements to the maximum extent practicable. If you are interested in applying for a competitive assistance agreement, solicitations may be viewed under Find Current Funding Opportunities and by searching Grants.gov.

All initial proposals/applications submitted for EPA assistance agreement awards must be submitted using Grants.gov. Applicants that have limited or no internet capacity should refer to the PDF on the Exceptions to the Grants.gov Requirement page describing the process to request an exception.

Below are resources to assist you with applying for EPA assistance.


EPA Grantee Forms: Download standard forms for grant applicants and recipients. Forms for fellowships also are provided.

EPA Grants 101 Tutorial: Use these easy-to-follow flowcharts to learn how to successfully apply for, manage, and complete an EPA grant. A checklist for EPA grant applicants/recipients is also provided.

Application Kit for Federal Assistance: This tool helps applicants decide whether to apply for a grant and learn about EPA's competition policy, rules and regulations.

EPA Grant-Writing Tips: This website provides general guidance that applicants can use to assist them in applying for EPA funding opportunities.

Exceptions to the Grants.gov Requirement: This website provides information on how to request an exception to the Grants.gov requirement.

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