Funding Guidance for State and Tribal Response

The primary goal of this funding is to ensure that state and tribal response programs include, or are taking reasonable steps to include, certain elements and establish a public record. The secondary goal is to provide funding for other activities that increase the number of response actions conducted or overseen by a state or tribal response program. This funding is not intended to supplant current state or tribal funding for their response programs. Instead, it is to supplement their funding to increase their response program’s capacity.

Eligible Recipients:
To be eligible for funding a state or tribe must:

  • Demonstrate that its response program includes, or is taking reasonable steps to include, the four elements of a response program, described below; or be a party to voluntary response program Memorandum of Agreement (VRP MOA) with EPA; and
  • Maintain and make available to the public a record of sites at which response actions have been completed in the previous year and are planned to be addressed in the upcoming year.

Eligible Projects:
Eligible uses of funds include, but are not limited to, site-specific activities such as:

  • Conducting assessments or cleanups at brownfields sites (see next section for additional information),
  • Oversight of response action,
  • Technical assistance to federal brownfields cooperative agreement recipients,
  • Development and/or review of site-specific quality assurance project plans (QAPPs),
  • Preparation and submission of Property Profile Forms, and
  • Auditing site cleanups to verify the completion of the cleanup.

Funding Source:
US Environmental Protection Agency

Funding Amount:
Up to $1.5 million


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