Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
Grants and Funding
EPA provides financial assistance grants to qualified applicants to support a variety of environmental programs and activities. EPA Region 9 works within the context of EPA's national grants program to provide funding opportunities specific to EPA's Pacific Southwest Region.
Information for Applicants
You should be familiar with federal grant requirements before you apply. These requirements, established in law , Executive Order, federal regulation, and the OMB Circulars, often vary depending on the type of organization applying. For example, they establish which costs may be charged to a federal grant, how open competition is required for equipment, supplies, and contracts procured under a grant, and what efforts that must be taken to contract with women- and minority-owned firms.
If you have been asked to submit a formal application for a grant by an EPA project officer or your proposal has been formally selected for funding by EPA Region 9, please follow these guidelines. In many cases, EPA Region 9 will send you additional guidance information with a Region 9 tracking number to help you apply for your specific program/project. If you are submitting a grant proposal, however, there is a different procedure (see Requests for Proposals).
Information for EPA grant recipients, including regulations, common forms, reports, and required certifications.
Available Funding in Region 9
EPA supports two major types of grants:
Ongoing grants, which are commonly awarded to states, tribes, and U.S. territories to support and establish environmental programs;
Project-specific grants, which are typically competitive, and available to state and local governments, tribes, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.
Funding Sources for Communities
Provides summaries of current Region 9 funding opportunities, contacts, and links to related documents. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a complete listing of all the different types of EPA grants. For a complete listing of EPA grant opportunities currently open, visit Grants.gov.
Funding Solicitations (Open RFPs)
Includes details about many of EPA Region 9's current funding opportunities, and how to submit a proposal.
Grant funding for projects that explore ways to improve agricultural practices and reduce their environmental effects
Managing Your Special Appropriation Act Project
Guidance for special situations defined in EPA's annual Appropriations Act.