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.




[53] Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2017

For states and territories, funding is available to support implementation of air and state-led climate activities and other state-defined high priority activities.

For tribes, funding is available for tribes qualified under Clean Water Act Section 518(e) that have received authorization (treated in a similar manner to a state (TAS)) for water quality standards (WQS) to support WQS implementation related activities

Funding Priority 2018

It is not clear if this program will be appropriated funding in FY 2018.

There are no planned FY 2018 priorities pending final Congressional action on the budget.
Related Programs66.001 Air Pollution Control Program Support; 66.419 Water Pollution Control State, Interstate, and Tribal Program Support; 66.600 Environmental Protection Consolidated Grants for the Insular Areas - Program Support; 66.605 Performance Partnership GrantsExamples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: The FY 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act provided $21,000,000 ($20,809,000 with rescission applied) for EPA to issue grants to states and tribes to assist with implementing environmental programs.

EPA provided $19,809,000 to states and territories to support implementation of air and state-led climate activities and other state-identified high priority activities.

Based on EPA?s grant guidance, states are to direct at least 65% of their funding to support air work and may use up to 35% of their funding on other state-identified activities.

EPA also provided $1,000,000 to tribes that have obtained authorization to develop water quality standards.

All 56 states, territories, and the District of Columbia accepted their allocated share of multipurpose grant funding.

Tribes are using multipurpose funding to complement and enhance implementation of their water quality standards programs in conjunction with existing Clean Water Act Section 106 activities.

Fiscal Year 2017: NA.

Fiscal Year 2018: NA.


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Health & Human Services, North Carolina Department Of $ 56,199   2020-01-012024-12-31
Water Resources Control Board, California $ 0   2019-10-012024-09-30
Energy & Environment, Oklahoma Secretary Of $ 185,641   2020-03-012024-01-31
General Land Office, Texas $ 65,463   2020-01-272023-12-31
State Of New Hampshire-department Of Agriculture, Markets & Food $ 53,128   2020-01-012023-12-31
Public Health, California Department Of $ 63,930   2020-03-012023-06-30
Utah Oil Gas & Mining Division $ 50,871   2020-02-012023-01-31
Natural Resources, Alaska Department Of $ 50,459   2020-01-012022-12-31
Environmental Protection, West Virginia Dept Of $ 124,804   2020-01-012022-12-31
Texas State Soil And Water Conservation Board $ 101,772   2020-01-232022-12-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The FY 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act provided $21,000,000 ($20,809,000 with rescission applied) for EPA to issue grants to states and tribes to assist with implementing environmental programs. EPA provided $19,809,000 to states and territories to support implementation of air and state-led climate activities and other state-identified high priority activities. Based on EPA?s grant guidance, states are to direct at least 65% of their funding to support air work and may use up to 35% of their funding on other state-identified activities. EPA also provided $1,000,000 to tribes that have obtained authorization to develop water quality standards. All 56 states, territories, and the District of Columbia accepted their allocated share of multipurpose grant funding.Tribes are using multipurpose funding to complement and enhance implementation of their water quality standards programs in conjunction with existing Clean Water Act Section 106 activities. Fiscal Year 2017: NA. Fiscal Year 2018: NA.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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. 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: http://geodata.epa.gov. Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or government-owned vehicles, or while driving privately-owned vehicles when on official government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the government.

Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to conduct initiatives of the type described in section 3(a) of the Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving Executive Order that was signed on October 1, 2009.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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 Marianas, and tribes qualified under Clean Water Act Section 518(e) that have received authorization (TAS) for WQS.

Applicable grant guidance may further limit applicant eligibility.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and tribes qualified under Clean Water Act Section 518(e) with TAS for WQS.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Discussion with the applicable EPA Regional Office is advised for multipurpose grant applications.

The standard application forms as furnished by the Environmental Protection Agency and required by Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200 must be used for this program.

For additional information, contact the individual(s) listed as 'Information Contacts' or see Appendix IV of the Catalog.

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.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by 2 CFR 200 and 1500, as applicable, must be used for this program. EPA requires final applications to be made on Standard Form 424. Completed applications must be submitted to the appropriate EPA Regional Grants Administration Branch. Additional information on the EPA grant package can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/grants/how-apply-grants. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through http://www.grants.gov

Award Procedures

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.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016-Public Law 114-113.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90-180 days.

Appeals

Disputes will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.

Renewals

Renewals are subject to approval of EPA.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. There is no statutory formula. The authority for the grants comes from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016-Public Law 114-113, Division G, Title II, STAG (8) and the funds are allocated based on the formula prescribed in the agency?s grant guidance: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-04/documents/final_multipurpose_grant_guidance_0.pdf. This program does not have MOE requirements. This program does not have maintenance of effort requirements or match requirements.

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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

EPA includes reporting requirements for grants and cooperative agreements in the terms and conditions of the agreements.

Agreements may require quarterly, interim, and final progress reports, and financial, equipment, and invention reports.

Reporting requirements are also identified in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

Grantees are required to submit program reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance requirements stated in Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

Grantees are required to submit financial reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Financial Reporting and Financial Management Systems requirements stated in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

EPA includes reporting requirements for grants and cooperative agreements in the terms and conditions of the agreements.

Agreements may require quarterly, interim, and final progress reports, and financial, equipment, and invention reports.

Reporting requirements are also identified in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

No expenditure reports are required.

Grantees are required to submit program reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance requirements stated in Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

Grantees are required to submit financial reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Financial Reporting and Financial Management Systems requirements stated in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

Grantees are required to submit progress reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance requirements stated in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

No expenditure reports are required.

Grantees are required to perform performance monitoring in accordance with Agency policy and requirements stated in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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.

Records

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

68-0103-0-1-304.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $20,809,000; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - FY 2016 $20,809,000 FY2017 $0 FY2018 $0.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $15,000 to $900,000 per fiscal year. Average: $275,000 (estimated) 68X0103.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Courtney Hyde Courtney Hyde, Office of Air and Radiation, hyde.courtney@epa.gov, 202-564-1227. Robyn Delehanty, Office of Water, Delehanty.robyn@epa.gov, 202-564-3880 , Washington, District of Columbia 20460 Email: hyde.courtney@epa.gov Phone: 202-564-1227

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Addresses the specific purpose designated by programs in EPA's annual Appropriations Act or other environmental statutes. All programs must meet the criteria identified in the Grant Guidance for Multipurpose Grants to States and Tribes.



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