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Pollution Prevention (P2)

FY 2020 and FY 2021 Pollution Prevention Grant Program Request for Applications

The Pollution Prevention Grant Program is announcing the availability of funds to provide technical assistance (e.g., information, training, tools) to businesses in order to encourage the development and implementation of source reduction practices (also known as “pollution prevention” or “P2”). Source reduction practices can help businesses save money by reducing resource use, expenditures, waste and liability costs, while at the same time reducing their environmental footprint and helping to protect human health and the environment. The application period has closed.

EPA anticipates awarding approximately $9.38 million in total federal pollution prevention grant funding over a two-year funding cycle ($4.69 million in FY 2020 funds and approximately $4.69 million in FY 2021 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 include: States, state entities (e.g., colleges and universities recognized as instrumentalities of a state), federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia. Please refer to the Request for Applications web link provided at the bottom of this page for further information.

For the convenience of grantees, an Excel version of an example reporting matrix(152 K) may be used for required grant reporting. This spreadsheet may be used by FY 2018 – FY 2019 grantees or by FY 2020 – FY 2021 grantees.

More information on P2 the grant program.

The P2 grant guidance has been updated to reflect questions and answers posed during our P2 Grant webinar held, February 19, 2020.

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