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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

  • FY19 Guidelines For Brownfields Assessment Grants
    EPA-OLEM-OBLR-18-06 - Closing Date:  January 31, 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. EPA provides brownfields funding for three types of grants: Brownfields Assessment Grants, Brownfields Cleanup Grants, and Brownfields Multipurpose Grants.  Under this RFP, EPA is seeking proposals for Assessment Grants, only, to provide funds to inventory, characterize, assess, and conduct planning (including cleanup planning) and community involvement related to brownfield sites.
     
  • FY19 Guidelines For Brownfields Cleanup Grants
    EPA-OLEM-OBLR-18-07 - Closing Date:  January 31, 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. EPA provides brownfields funding for three types of grants: Brownfields Assessment Grants, Brownfields Cleanup Grants, and Brownfields Multipurpose Grants.  Under this RFP, EPA is seeking proposals for Cleanup Grants, only, to provide funds to carry out cleanup activities at a specific brownfield site owned by the applicant.
     
  • FY19 Guidelines For Brownfields Multipurpose Grants
    EPA-OLEM-OBLR-18-08 - Closing Date:  January 31, 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. EPA provides brownfields funding for three types of grants: Brownfields Assessment Grants, Brownfields Cleanup Grants, and Brownfields Multipurpose Grants.  Under this RFP, EPA is seeking proposals for Cleanup Grants, only, to provide funds to carry out cleanup activities at a specific brownfield site owned by the applicant.

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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