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Source Reduction Assistance Program

Detailed information about this program is below:

Category Information About This Specific Program
Title Source Reduction Assistance Program, Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 66.717

Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) awards support pollution prevention (P2) through source reduction and resource conservation work. SRA awards will support one or more of the P2 program’s National Emphasis Areas:

  1. Business-Based Pollution Prevention Solutions Supporting Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Priorities and Chemical Safety;
  2. Food Manufacturing and Processing; and
  3. State or Community Approaches to Hazardous Materials Source Reduction.
These areas will promote national environmental themes and strategies reflected within EPA’s P2 program.
Type of Assistance Grant
Eligible Applicants Consortia or Intertribal Consortia, Educational Institutions, Nonprofit Groups (excluding entities with lobbying activities), State/Territorial Agencies, Tribal Agencies, Universities
Eligible Activities Projects should fall under the categories of surveys, studies, research, investigation, experimentation, education, training and/or demonstrations. Projects should assist in reducing hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants entering waste streams or otherwise released into the environment (including fugitive emissions) prior to recycling, treatment or disposal. Grant activities may involve, but are not limited to, equipment or technology modifications, process or procedure modifications, reformulation or redesign of products, substitution of raw materials, improvements in housekeeping, maintenance, training and inventory control. Demonstration projects must involve new or experimental technologies, methods or approaches where the results will be disseminated so that others can benefit from the knowledge gained.
Excluded Activities/Other Restrictions Proposals that principally support recycling, cleanup, treatment, disposal and/or energy recovery efforts (e.g., incinerating solid waste to generate electricity) will not be considered for funding.
Pre-Funding Requirements (if applicable) Not applicable
Typical Award Amount (if applicable) From $25,000 to $117,600, average award of $60,860
Total Awarded Fiscal Year 2016 (if applicable) $1,077,070
Match Requirement (if applicable) EPA requires a minimum five (5) percent match of the total allowable project cost. The match may be issued in the form of cash and/or in-kind contributions.
Solicitation Process/Timeline Proposal deadline is usually during the late spring/early summer.
Proposal Elements/Scoring Criteria Proposal review information and criteria are available in guidelines.
Contact Information (primary contact and website or other source) Michele Amhaz
Phone: (202) 564-8857
CFDA Number 66.717 web page
Website Information about Successful Tribal Applicants/Projects Grant Programs for Pollution Prevention website
Headquarters Office U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (MC 7409M)
Washington, D.C. 20460