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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, and Tips on Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal & Preparing a Budget are 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, 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 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants
    EPA-OLEM-OBLR-19-01 - Closing Date: June 10, 2019
    This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to deliver Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field. While Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants require training in brownfield assessment and/or cleanup activities, these grants also require that Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training be provided to all individuals being trained. EPA encourages applicants to develop their curricula based on local labor market assessments and employers’ hiring needs, while also delivering comprehensive training that results in graduates securing multiple certifications.

Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

  • FY 2019 Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program For Tribes
    EPA-OLEM-ORCR-19-02 - Closing Date: August 1, 2019
    This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits Applications from federally-recognized tribes or intertribal consortia for the development and implementation of hazardous waste programs and for building capacity to address hazardous waste management in Indian country. In accordance with the EPA Indian Policy of 1984, EPA recognizes tribal governments as the primary parties for managing programs for reservations.

    To maximize the benefits to tribes from the limited funding to support the Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes, EPA has reassessed the criteria used to evaluate Applications submitted for funding through this grant program beginning in FY 2015. The goal of this effort is to provide technical assistance to a greater number of tribes for activities that involve hazardous waste management on tribal lands.

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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