Performance Partnership Grants for State and Tribal Environmental Program: Revised Interim Guidance

Incentive Type: Grant Program
Infrastructure, Technology
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body: US Environmental Protection Agency
What’s it worth?: Not mentioned

Performance Partnership Grants (PPG) is a tool that offers eligible States and Tribes and opportunity to consolidate multiple grant programs into one. Recipients can combine up to 17 grant programs with PPGs; the purpose of PPGs is to sustain flexibility, improve environmental performance, support administrative savings, and strengthen partnerships. This program is an effort fulfill program requirements while addressing priority strategies such as:

  • Community-based environmental protection
  • Pollution prevention
  • Environmental justice
  • Reduction of administrative burdens
  • Reducing cost
  • Reducing the number of grant:

– Applications
– Budget
– Workplans
– Reports

Eligible participants include States and Tribes that are eligible to receive multiple grant awards including:

  • Environmental
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Other State/Tribal agencies

Specific Interstate Agencies, Intertribal Consortia and local agencies that have authority to implement EPA programs and currently receive EPA funds for more than one program are also eligible for PPGs. Potential program participants are subject to eligibility qualifications defined by State legislature or Tribal authorities.

It is recommended that participants partner with the Regional office for their area to ensure that program requirements are met. Applications must include:

  • work plan
  • narrative descriptions of activities and work plan components
  • core performance measures
  • accountability measures
  • work plan commitments
  • Performance Partnership Agreement (PPA)
  • Tribal Environmental Agreement (TEA)

PPGs do not change the agreements set forth in the original grant agreements.