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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 2016, 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

  • National Brownfields Training Conferences Co-Sponsorship FY 2019-2024
    EPA-OLEM-OBLR-18-05 - Closing Date: October 19, 2018
    This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities for financial assistance to assist non-federal personnel (states, tribes, local governments, non-profits, industry and community groups) in participating in three National Brownfields Training Conferences to be planned and held over a five-year period, beginning in 2019. The National Brownfields Training Conferences provide training, research and technical assistance to communities to facilitate the inventory of brownfield sites, site assessments and remediation of brownfield sites, community involvement, and site preparation. The successful applicant will be the primary non-federal co-sponsor for the conference. EPA will be the primary federal co-sponsor.

Office of Underground Storage Tanks

  • Implementation of the Compliance/Prevention Underground Storage Tank Program And The Cleanup Of Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program.
    EPA-OLEM-OUST-18-04 - Closing Date: November 15, 2018
    This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals to promote the prevention, identification, corrective action, and management of releases from federally-regulated underground storage tanks (USTs) through training of state and tribal personnel, information exchange, dissemination of the results of studies and research electronically, and coordination that promotes cooperation among federal, state, and tribal programs. Funding under this announcement shall be used for activities that support state and tribal underground storage tank compliance/prevention programs and state and tribal leaking underground storage tank cleanup programs. The goals of these cooperative agreements are to provide states and tribes with training opportunities, technical information, communication exchange of research and demonstration projects, and a forum for federal, state, and tribal partners to give insights on lessons learned.

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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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