State & Interstate Agency Grants

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

State and Interstate Agency Grants are part of the Water Pollution Control (Section 106) Grants programs of the EPA. The EPA focuses on assisting states, interstate agencies, and tribes with implementing necessary water pollution control programs. To be eligible for these funds a state or territory may need to be:

  • Established and operating devices, methods, systems, processes, and procedures for data collection and analysis of navigable waters.
  • Have authority to take action in emergencies
  • Currently Provides EPA with CWA required data
  • Be responsible for activities in two or more states
  • Be established and approved by Congress or the EPA administrator
  • File with EPA within 120 after the section 106 enactment

Funds are allocated according to availability; if funding availability stays the same each year then allocation amounts also stay the same. Allotment formula is updated a minimum of every five years. The program requires participants to first spend at least as much as they spent on pollution control programs in 1971. Funds may not be used for construction, operation, or maintenance of waste treatment plants or other federally financed projects and activities.

Eligible participants must complete an application and include supplementary information:

  • General Information
  • Background
  • Agreed upon Guidelines

– Allocation formula
– Workplans
– Preparation Guidelines

Applications may be obtained from the EPA website and must be submitted prior to the deadline. Questions and feedback should be forwarded to the EPA.