Multipurpose Grants to States and Tribes
To implement high priority activities, including the processing of permits, which complement programs under established environmental statutes. These grants are to be awarded to states and territories to assist with the implementation of environmental programs, and to tribes eligible under Clean Water Act 518(e) to assist with the implementation of environmental programs. Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2019: For states and tribes, funding was available to assist with the implementation of high priority activities, complementing programs under established environmental statutes. Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2020: For states and tribes, funding will be available to assist with the implementation of high priority activities, complementing programs under established environmental statutes.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Clean Water Act, Section 518(e)
EPA's Annual Appropriation Acts
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Assistance under this program is generally available to states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and other state entities with authority conferred by the governor or designee of the governor to administer federal environmental programs on behalf of the state. States may have more than one agency or department receiving funds directly from EPA to implement programs tied to national environmental statutes; each of these entities is eligible to receive MPG funding. Recipients generally must be agencies of state or territorial governments. Federally-recognized tribes that have received treatment in a similar manner to a state regulatory program status are also eligible.
States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Federally-recognized tribes that have received treatment in a similar manner to a state regulatory program status.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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 will evaluate each application to determine the adequacy of the proposed project to meet the specified purpose of the project and compliance with other applicable laws. EPA will also review the application in relation to EPA's general grant regulations and OMB guidance.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 90-180 days.
Disputes will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.
Renewals are subject to approval of EPA.
How are proposals selected?
All programs must meet the criteria identified in the Grant Guidance for Multipurpose Grants to States and Tribes. Addresses the specific purpose designated by programs in EPA's annual Appropriations Act or other environmental statutes.
How may assistance be used?
Grants and cooperative agreements are available to support programs under established environmental statutes. Allowable direct and indirect costs are included, in accordance with established EPA policies and requirements for assistance agreements. Assistance agreement awards under this program may involve or relate to geospatial information. Further information regarding geospatial information may be obtained by viewing the following website: https://www.epa.gov/geospatial.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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.
Recipients must keep financial records, including all documents supporting entries on accounting records and to substantiate changes in grants available to personnel authorized to examine EPA recipients' grants and cooperative agreements records. Recipients must maintain all records until 3 years from the date of submission of final expenditure reports. If questions, such as those raised as a result of audits remain following the 3-year period, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is . This program does not have a statutory formula. However, EPA allocates funds based on formulas contained in regulations or program guidance.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The terms of the assistance agreement shall be determined at time of award. The method of fund disbursement will be determined at the time of award. The terms of the assistance agreement shall be determined at time of award. The method of fund disbursement will be determined at the time of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate Regional Grants Management Officers. Current contact information for Regional Grant Management Officers can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/grants/regional-grants-information
Environmental Protection Agency, AO/OCIR, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (Mail Code: 1301A)
Washington, DC 20460 US
(Formula Grants) FY 18$9,800,000.00; FY 19 est $20,414,000.00; FY 20 est $10,000,000.00; FY 17$162,900.00; FY 16$20,809,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $50,000 to $415,000 in FY18 & FY19 funds combined (states) Average: $314,000 (per state).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Multipurpose Grants to States and Tribes Formula Grant agreements are subject to the Uniform Grants Guidance at 2 CFR 200 and 1500, as applicable, and EPA Grant Guidance for Multipurpose Grants to States and Tribes.
Examples of Funded Projects