Hazardous Waste Management State Program Support
To assist State governments in the development and implementation of an authorized hazardous waste management program for the purpose of controlling the generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes. Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2019: Assistance to State governments in the development and implementation of an authorized hazardous waste management program for the purpose of controlling the generation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
In fiscal year 2016, States continued to develop and implement programs providing cradle to grave control of hazardous wastes (under Section 3011). In fiscal year 2016, States continued to develop and implement programs providing cradle to grave control of hazardous wastes (under Section 3011).Fiscal Year 2017
In fiscal year 2017, States continued to develop and implement programs providing cradle to grave control of hazardous wastes (under Section 3011).Fiscal Year 2018
In fiscal year 2018, States continued to develop and implement programs providing cradle to grave control of hazardous wastes (under Section 3011)
Solid Waste Disposal Act, Section 3011(a)&(c), Public Law -, U.S.C.
Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2018, of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 H.R. 1892, Public Law 115-123, February 9, 2018
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State agencies responsible for hazardous waste management within the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and interstate agencies established by the appropriate states and approved by the EPA Administrator under Section 1005. Eligibility for assistance agreements with funds made available by Public Law 115-123 for hazardous waste and solid waste activities is limited to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.
The State work plan is to be sent to the appropriate EPA Regional Office by the date 60 days before the beginning of the budget period (typically by August 1 of each year, if the budget period is the Federal fiscal year).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. The hazardous waste management staff of the appropriate EPA Regional Office (listed in the address appendix of the Catalog) is available to assist in preparation of the application.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through https://www.grants.gov. Additional information on applying for EPA grants can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/grants/how-apply-grants.
EPA reviews each application. They shall be subjected to administrative evaluation to determine adequacy of the application in relation to grant regulations and to technical and program evaluation to determine the merit and relevancy of the project or program.
For States, application with approvable work program should be submitted by the date 60 days before the beginning of the budget period (usually by August 1) for grants to be awarded the following budget year. (Applicant may choose budget period, e.g. State or Federal fiscal year, subject to Regional Administrator's approval).
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
For applicants under Section 3011, 60 days.
Disputes will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.
For applicants under Section 3011, grants and cooperative agreements are renewed annually, provided all requirements are met.
How are proposals selected?
The applicant's annual work program provides the basis for determining whether the applicant's hazardous waste program continues to be eligible for approval and is being implemented by the applicant (Section 3011).
How may assistance be used?
Under Section 3011, funds may be used for development and implementation of authorized State hazardous waste programs. Under Public Law 115-123 funds may be used for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria for hazardous waste financial assistance grants and for other solid waste management activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance monitoring is required.
Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.
Financial reports, including all documents to support entries on the accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant or cooperative agreement must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts in an institution. All records must be maintained for 3 years from the date of the submission of the annual financial status report. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. 25%. By law, all States and trust territories are eligible for funding. This program operates under a formula. The formula is based on each State's population (17 percent); (LQGs) number of facilities producing waste over a defined amount (12 percent); number of hazardous waste management facilities that could require permitting or enforcement work (37 percent); and the number of facilities requiring corrective action (34 percent). Matching Requirement: Maximum Federal share of approved costs is 75 percent; State must provide at least 25 percent of approved costs. Regional Administrators will determine each State allotment.) Funds expended under in Public Law 115-123 in EPA Region 2 shall not be subject to matching or cost sharing requirements .
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are normally funded on a 12 month basis (Federal or State fiscal year). The total project period varies according to program requirements. Assistance is awarded by advance payment method. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
State agencies are encouraged to communicate with the appropriate EPA Regional Administrator listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, Office of Land and Emergency Management, U.S. EPA Headquarters,
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W. (Mail Code: 5303P)
Washington, DC 20460 US
(Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$97,387,000.00; FY 19 est $95,416,000.00; FY 20 est $66,381,000.00; FY 17$99,503,000.00; FY 16$98,994,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Most fiscal years range $350,000 to $8,500,000; average: $2,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
General Grant Regulations and Procedures, Environmental Protection Agency, 2 CFR 200 and 1500 as applicable; State and Local Assistance, EPA, 40 CFR Part 35.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
State projects to develop and implement a hazardous waste program designed to meet the substantive and procedural requirements of an "authorized" program. (Section 3006). Specific types of activities conducted by states include 1) issuance of hazardous waste management permits, 2) oversight of corrective action at hazardous waste management facilities, 3) inspections of hazardous waste management facilities, 4) inspections of hazardous waste generators, and 5) waste minimization activities.Fiscal Year 2016
State projects to develop and implement a hazardous waste program designed to meet the substantive and procedural requirements of an "authorized" program. (Section 3006). Specific types of activities conducted by states include 1) issuance of hazardous waste management permits, 2) oversight of corrective action at hazardous waste management facilities, 3) inspections of hazardous waste management facilities, 4) inspections of hazardous waste generators, and 5) waste minimization activities.