An official website of the United States government.

We've made some changes to If the information you are looking for is not here, you may be able to find it on the EPA Web Archive or the January 19, 2017 Web Snapshot.

EPA Grants

Office of Land and Emergency Management Grants and Funding

You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's About PDF page to learn more.

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, as they become available. 

Top of Page

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.

Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office

  • Implementation of State Coordination in Support of the Federal Facility Hazardous Waste Cleanup Program
    EPA-OLEM-FFRRO-18-02 - Closing Date: June 25, 2018
    This request for proposals (RFP) solicits proposals from eligible entities to promote and stimulate research for use by state environmental officials to address Federal Facility Hazardous Waste Cleanup Program policy and implementation issues of importance to states. The project will provide support for state participation in developing tools, procedures and guidance to promote efficient cleanup work by states under CERCLA Section 120.

Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

  • FY 2018 Tribal Waste Management Capacity Building Training Grant
    EPA-OLEM-ORCR-18-03 - Closing Date: July 13, 2018
    This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities that will provide training and travel scholarships to federally-recognized tribes in support of waste management capacity building on tribal lands. The recipient will conduct four training courses that will assist tribes in the development and implementation of sustainable waste management programs. The trainings are as follows: 1) Managing Household Hazardous Waste Collection at Transfer Stations; 2) Managing Wasted Food and other Organic Materials; 3) Developing and Updating Integrated Waste Management Plans; and 4) Implementing Integrated Waste Management Plans through Waste Diversion Programs. In addition, the recipient should incorporate mechanisms and tools within the curriculum that will assist tribes with capacity building. Specifically, each training course will provide information on the following: recycling, composting, managing wasted food, reducing and managing the amount of waste that is generated, as well as proper collection and disposal of household hazardous waste. Each training course should include tribal speakers that have developed and implemented successful waste management programs. Also, the recipient will offer travel scholarships for participants to attend each training course.
  • FY 2018 Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program For Tribes.
    EPA-OLEM-ORCR-18-01 - Closing Date: June 28, 2018
    This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals 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.

    In an effort 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 proposals 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.

Top of Page

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.

Top of Page