The overall goal of the CCR Grant program is to provide grants to assist states in the development and implementation of state programs for the control of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) established under section 4005 (d) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6945 (d)) and associated state regulations. Consistent with Congressional direction, funding for the CCR Grant program is not subject to section 3011 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6931).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
EPA Annual Appropriations Act
Solid Waste Disposal Act, Section 4005(d)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State agencies responsible for CCR facilities management within 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. For certain competitive funding opportunities under this assistance listing, the Agency may limit eligibility to compete to a number or subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Communities - permitting CCR disposal units will protect communities from the mismanagement of CCR. Industry- with states receiving more resources, the state will be better equipped to interact with facilities.
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?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Regarding pre-application assistance with respect to competitive funding opportunities under this assistance listing, EPA will generally specify the nature of the pre-application assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in the competitive announcement. For additional information, contact the individual(s) listed in the competitive announcement.
Application Procedure
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
Award Procedure
For competitive awards, EPA will review and evaluate applications submissions in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria stated in the competitive announcement. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements. For non-competitive awards made under this assistance listing, EPA will conduct an administrative evaluation to determine the adequacy of the application in relation to grant regulations and to technical and program evaluation to determine the merit and relevance of the project. The Agency will then advise the applicant if funding is being considered. A final work plan will then be negotiated with the applicant.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Deadline information will be provided in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures published in 70 FR (Federal Register) 3629, 3630 (January 26, 2005). Copies of these procedures may also be found at: Disputes relating to matters other than the competitive selection of recipients will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this assistance listing will be described in the competitive announcement.
How may assistance be used?
EPA may incrementally fund grants and cooperative agreements under this program. Approval of subsequent funding increments is dependent on satisfactory project progress, continued relevance of the project to EPA's priorities and availability of funds. Renewals and extensions of funding are not available. EPA will award grants or cooperative agreements to support the development and implementation of state programs for control of Coal Combustion Residuals under section 4005(d) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act. The CCR Grant program is not subject to section 3011 of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 U.S.C. 6931).  Grants and cooperative agreements are available to support recipients' allowable direct costs incident to approved assistance agreements plus allowable indirect costs, in accordance with established EPA policies and regulations. Funding provided to states for Coal Combustion Residual regulation development must be expended in accordance with grant guidelines issued by EPA. 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: Geospatial Resources at EPA (
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance reports are generally required at least semi-annually.
Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, and 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 as required by 2 CFR 200.334. If questions, such as those raised because 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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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. 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 the assistance listing or visit
Headquarters Office
Michelle Lloyd
Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (Mail Code: 5304T)
Washington, DC 20460 USA
Phone: 202-566-0560
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 22$3,000,000.00; FY 23 est $4,000,000.00; FY 24 est $4,000,000.00; FY 21$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Continuing awards for FY22 and new awards pending for FY23.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200 and 1500 (EPA Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards); 40 CFR Part 33 (Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in the United States Environmental Protection Agency Programs); 40 CFR Part 35 SubPart A (Environmental Program Grants).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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