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EPA Grants

Office of Land and Emergency Management Grants and Funding

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This page provides access to information on funding opportunities available in EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM). In support of EPA's policy initiative to encourage competition in the award of grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance agreement vehicles, OLEM requires that all discretionary funding opportunities subject to the Agency's competition policy be published on this site. We encourage you to bookmark this page and visit regularly. OLEM grant and other funding opportunities will be posted as they become available.

This page offers information on assistance agreement (i.e., grants, cooperative agreements, etc.) opportunities only. For a detailed listing of OLEM contracting opportunities, please refer to the EPA Acquisition Forecast Database.

An Application Kit including application forms and other useful information is available to assist you in applying for these grants.

OLEM Anticipated Funding Opportunities

During FY 2019, OLEM currently anticipates issuance of competitive grant solicitations in the following areas:

Environmental Workforce and Job Training Grants, Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grants, Brownfields Assessment Grants, Brownfields Multi-Purpose Grants, Brownfields Cleanup Grants, State Assistance Grant, Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes.

This information is subject to change and is not a firm commitment that these opportunities will be posted.

Complete details on specific funding opportunities are posted to the "Open Announcements" section of this site, and Grants.gov, as they become available. 

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Open Announcements

Following are full text announcements of current OLEM funding opportunities. For your convenience, the listing of funding opportunities is organized by Program areas. Click on the links below for a current listing of funding opportunities available in each of the Program areas.

Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization

  • FY20 Guidelines for Brownfield Cleanup Grants
    EPA-OLEM-OBLR-19-07 - Closing Date: December 3, 2019
    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act (P.L. 115-141), requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance for grants to assess and clean up brownfield sites. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. This guidance provides information on applying for Cleanup Grants. Entities that were awarded (or have been selected by EPA for an award for) a Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Multipurpose Grant (EPA-OLEM-OBLR-18-08) may not apply for an FY20 Cleanup Grant under this solicitation.
     
  • FY20 Guidelines for Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund Grants
    EPA-OLEM-OBLR-19-06 - Closing Date: December 3, 2019
    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act (P.L. 115-141), requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance for grants to assess and clean up brownfield sites. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. This guidance provides information on applying for Revolving Loan Fund Grants.
     
  • FY20 Guidelines For Brownfields Assessment Grants
    EPA-OLEM-OBLR-19-05 - Closing Date: December 3, 2019
    The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended by the Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act (P.L. 115-141), requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish guidance for grants to assess and clean up brownfield sites. EPA’s Brownfields Program provides funds to empower states, communities, tribes, and nonprofit organizations to prevent, inventory, assess, clean up, and reuse brownfield sites. This guidance provides information on applying for Assessment Grants. Entities that were awarded (or have been selected by EPA for an award for) a Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Multipurpose Grant (EPA-OLEM-OBLR-18-08) may not apply for an FY20 Assessment Grant under this solicitation.
     
  • FY20 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants
    EPA-OLEM-OBLR-19-03 - Closing Date: October 21, 2019 - EXTENDED
    This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities to conduct research and provide technical assistance to new, existing, and/or prospective EPA Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grantees. In addition to providing on-going technical assistance throughout the project period, the successful applicant will be responsible for developing an annual meeting to facilitate peer-to-peer networking and provide training to the EWDJT grantees.
     

Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis

  • Office of Land and Emergency Management Program Tribal Support Cooperative Agreements
    EPA-OLEM-OCPA-19-04 - Closing Date: November 13, 2019
    This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications to provide training, technical assistance, research, and tools to build tribal capacity to implement Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) programs in Indian country. The recipient will conduct two separate projects that promote discussion, collaboration, engagement, and partnership among tribes and federal agency representatives. Project One will provide trainings, including the Tribal Lands and Environment Forum (TLEF), for tribal professionals on OLEM-related topics of interest to tribes including solid and hazardous waste, underground storage tanks, brownfields, emergency response, etc. Project Two will conduct research to identify Superfund issues of importance to tribes, conduct research on those issues, and disseminate the results of the research to tribes through reports and tools to support their participation in the Superfund program.

Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

There are currently no open announcements for the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery.

Office of Underground Storage Tanks

There are currently no open announcements for the Office of Underground Storage Tanks.

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Closed Announcements

Proposals are no longer being accepted for these announcements whose closing dates have expired. Generally, these announcements will remain posted for one year following the closing date for submission of proposals.

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