Grant Details

Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) - FY 2024/2025

Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
CFDA: 66.708
Federal FON: EPA-I-HQ-OCSPP-OPPT-FY2024-002
Office: Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Multipart Grant: No
Next Due: 05/17/2024 (Application)
Solicitation Date: 03/18/2024
Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $13,900,000 (Estimated)
Award Range: $350,000 (Max)

The purpose of this program is to provide support to eligible entities to provide technical assistance (TA), such as information, training, tools, and expert advice, to businesses to encourage the development and implementation of source reduction practices, also known as pollution prevention or P2. The program goal is to provide P2 TA to businesses that will allow them to reduce the use of toxic chemicals and reduce pollution from air, water, and land that can adversely impact human health and the environment. This will also help businesses save money by reducing their resource use, expenditures, waste, and liability costs.

Projects must address at least one of the following statutory/regulatory authority criteria:

  • Making specific technical assistance available to businesses seeking information about source reduction opportunities, including funding for experts to provide on-site technical advice to businesses and to assist in the development of source reduction plans
  • Targeting assistance to businesses for whom lack of information is an impediment to source reduction
  • Providing training in source reduction techniques that may be provided through local engineering schools or other appropriate means

Projects must also address at least one of the following National Emphasis Areas (NEAs):

  • Food and beverage manufacturing and processing
  • Chemical manufacturing, processing, and formulation
  • Automotive manufacturing and maintenance
  • Aerospace product and parts manufacturing and maintenance
  • Metal manufacturing and fabrication
  • Supporting pollution prevention in Indian country and for Alaska Native Villages (available only to federally recognized tribes and intertribal consortia)

Across all the industrial sector NEAs, where feasible and appropriate, the funding agency strongly encourages applicants to emphasize TA that addresses environmental justice for disadvantaged communities and/or reduction in the use of hazardous, harmful, or toxic materials or substances.

Applicants must describe how the P2 technical assistance will be provided. Approaches may include:

  • On-site TA: conducting TA on pollution prevention practices at businesses
  • Off-site TA: providing information on P2 practices to businesses remotely, such as by phone, video conferencing, email, or through on-demand video instruction
  • Safer chemical substitution: helping businesses assess and redesign their operations, processes, and supply chain practices to replace harmful toxic chemicals with safer chemical alternatives
  • Training: developing and conducting training for businesses on use of P2 tools, adopting P2 practices on preventing and/or reducing the release of hazardous materials, reducing the use of toxic chemicals in business operations, or adopting environmental management system protocols

Refer to pages 55-56 of the NOFA file for additional examples of supported approaches.

P2 practices may involve:

  • Making equipment or technology modifications to reduce the amount of chemicals used or released into the environment
  • Using environmentally preferable materials to reduce or eliminate the use of raw materials or more hazardous chemicals
  • Minimizing packaging and products
  • Making process or procedure modifications to conserve energy or natural resources
  • Reformulating or redesigning products to reduce or eliminate hazardous materials or pollutants
  • Retooling/retrofitting (accessorizing) equipment
  • Improving inventory control to reduce the likelihood of the release of pollutants

Optional webinars are scheduled for this program. Refer to the Application section for details.

Last Updated: March 19, 2024

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are:

  • States
  • The District of Columbia
  • The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and any other territories or possessions of the United States
  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Intertribal consortia
  • Agencies or instrumentalities of states or federally recognized tribes, including colleges and universities that are chartered, commissioned, or publicly owned/operated by states or federally recognized tribes

Applicants are strongly encouraged to develop partnerships to strengthen their ability to provide technical assistance to businesses and facilitate the development, adoption, and dissemination of P2 solutions. Applications will be evaluated on the extent they leverage expertise through partnerships or describe why partnerships are not needed for the proposed work. Partnerships may include entities such as university-based technical assistance and cooperative extension programs; environmental assistance programs offered within a state, tribe, or community; local governments; nonprofit or for-profit organizations; businesses; and organizations representing disadvantaged communities to ensure equity in participation and others. Refer to pages 12-13 of the NOFA file for additional information regarding partnerships.

In addition, minority-serving institutions (MSIs) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants may apply to both this program and the P2 Grant Program using ongoing appropriate P2 State and Tribal Grant (STAG) funds, known in eCivis Grants Network as US0256; however, applicants should clearly indicate that the work described in each application and workplan is either separate from or in addition to the work described in the application and workplan submitted under the other program.

Current award recipients through this program may apply; however, the scope of work must indicate new project work.

Local governments, private universities, for-profit organizations, nonprofit organizations that are not state or tribal entities, private businesses, and individuals are not eligible; however, these entities may partner with eligible applicants.

Private schools are ineligible.

Previous award recipients include:

  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (AZ)
  • Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians (CA)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA)
  • Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma (OK)
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA)

Refer to the Award file for additional information regarding previous award recipients.

Eligible Applicants:
Academic Institutions
Native American Tribe
State Government
Tribal Organizations/Institutions
Application Notes:

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 17, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online at

Applications must include:

  • SF 424
  • SF 424A
  • EPA Form 4700-4
  • EPA Form 5700-54
  • Eligibility documentation (if applicable)
  • lobbying form (if applicable)
  • Project narrative (15 pages max)
  • Letters of support (optional, but encouraged)
  • Staff resumes (optional, but encouraged)
  • Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) data (optional, but encouraged)
  • Approval letter (if applicable)
  • Negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (if applicable)

Project narratives must be formatted single-spaced in at least 11.5 font size. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the mandatory forms, project narrative, and cover page in .pdf format.

The following are required in order to submit an application:

  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
  • SAM (System for Award Management) registration

Applicants may obtain a UEI number and verify or renew SAM registration status at

Optional webinars will be held for this program as follows:

March 26, 2024
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Tribal Entities Webinar:
March 27, 2024
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

April 11, 2024
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: 

  • Technical approach (34 points)
  • Addressing environmental justice concerns in disadvantaged communities (5 points)
  • Partnerships (5 points)
  • Amplification of P2 best practices (7 points)
  • Environmental results, measurement, and reporting (21 points)
  • Programmatic capability, environmental results, and past performance (11 points)
  • Timeline (7 points)
  • Budget (10 points)

Detailed evaluation criteria are provided on pages 25-30 of the NOFA file.

Refer to the NOFA file for additional application information.

Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $13,900,000 (Estimated)
Award Range: $350,000 (Max)
Match Notes:

Matching funds are not required for this program.

Funding Notes:

Approximately $13.9 million is estimated to be available to support up to an anticipated 50 grants or cooperative agreements of up to $350,000 through this program.

Award notifications are anticipated to be made on August 30, 2024, and awards are anticipated to be issued on November 30, 2024.

Applicants may incur project costs up to 90 days before the award is provided.

The award recipient's budget and workplan may allot time and set aside funds from the two-year award to allow time for a third year to perform the required follow-up with facilities for reporting and developing case studies.

Applicants that include the following activities as more than a small and ancillary part of the proposed project will not be funded:

  • Recycling of discarded materials
  • Waste cleanup
  • Disposal activities
  • Managing or processing of non-hazardous solid waste, such as paper, cardboard, glass, or plastics
  • Implementing lean manufacturing activities that do not involve reductions in the use/release of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, greenhouse gas releases, or water use
  • Practices that alter the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics or the volume of a pollutant, hazardous substance, or contaminant through a process or activity that itself is not integral to and necessary for the production of a product or in providing a service

Funds will not be provided for project tasks that are currently being funded under an existing award through this program.

For FY 2022, approximately $12 million was distributed via 39 awards through this program. Refer to the Award file for additional information.


Brian Clapp
(202) 564-8838

Agency Address
Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20460

Contact Notes:

Questions should be directed to Brian Clapp or to the appropriate regional contact listed on pages 35-36 of the NOFA file.

Applications must be submitted online at

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

NOFA File: US16494_NOFA_FY2024-25.pdf (1.9 Mb)
Other Pre-Award File: US16494_Checklist_FY2024-25.pdf (250.7 Kb)
Award File: US16494_Award_FY2024-25.pdf (155.9 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US16494_FAQ_FY2024-25.pdf (624.0 Kb)
File Notes:

The NOFA file contains the full solicitation for this program. The Checklist file contains a detailed project and application checklist. The FAQ file contains a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding this program. The Award file contains information on previous award recipients. Additional program resources are available online at, and additional information regarding previous award recipients is available online at

Project: Viejas Intertribal Pollution Prevent Project (VIP3) (803.7 Kb)
Applicant: Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians (Viejas)

The purpose of this program is to 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 Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians requested $350,000 to support continued efforts for the development and implementation of the national intertribal preliminary pollution prevention (P2) program and platform that is accessible to tribes throughout the country. The supported project will provide technical assistance activities for six businesses, including preliminary P2 assessments, implementing appropriate P2 measures at each business, training and working with enterprise staff on select P2 technical training activities, developing P2 tracking and data management systems, applying for green business certifications, and exchanging best practices and lessons learned.

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Grant Categories
Economic Development
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Environment/Natural Resources
Recycling & Reuse
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Solid Waste
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