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Pollution Prevention (P2)

FY 2018 and FY 2019 Pollution Prevention Grant Program Request for Proposals

The Pollution Prevention Grant Program is announcing the availability to fund grants and/or cooperative agreements to:

  1. Provide technical assistance and/or training to businesses/facilities about source reduction techniques to help them adopt and implement source reduction approaches, and to increase the development, adoption, and market penetration of greener products and sustainable manufacturing practices.
  2. Identify, develop, document and share P2 best management practices and innovations so this information may inform future technical assistance, and these P2 approaches and outcomes may be replicated by others.

Proposals are due Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:59 pm, (EDT). If Congress appropriates Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and 2019 funds for the P2 Program at levels comparable to FY 2017 funding levels, the EPA may award a total of approximately $9.38 million in federal P2 grant funding for these two-year assistance agreements (approximately $4.69 million in FY 2018 funds and approximately $4.69 million in FY 2019 funds). P2 awards are expected to be performed in each EPA region and will be funded in the form of grants or cooperative agreements. Please note that notwithstanding the potential amounts stated above, these amounts are estimates only and the amount of grant funding awarded will be dependent on Congressional appropriations, funding availability, the quality of proposals received, satisfactory performance and other applicable considerations.

Eligible applicants for these grants are: States, state entities, colleges and universities (recognized as instrumentalities of the state), federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia. Please refer to the request for proposals for further information.

For the convenience of grant recipients, an Excel version of an example reporting matrix (1 pg, 148 K) is made available here and may be used for the required reporting.

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