EPA Pollution Prevention Grant Program


Pollution Prevention (P2) Grants provide technical assistance to businesses in order to help them develop and adopt source reduction practices (also known as “pollution prevention” or “P2”). P2 means reducing or eliminating pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal. In keeping with the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, EPA is encouraging P2 because implementing these approaches can result in reductions in toxic pollutants, the use of water, energy and other raw materials, while also lowering business costs. P2 grants are awarded to States, colleges and universities (recognized as instrumentalities of the state), and federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia.

Funding Amount
Matching Funds
yes, 50% match required
Any agency or instrumentality of a state, including state colleges and universities, federally-recognized Indian tribes that meet the
requirements for treatment in a manner similar to a state as described in (40 CFR 35.663), and Intertribal Consortia that meet the requirements in (40 CFR 35.504). Federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia must meet the requirements for treatment in a manner similar to a state. The requirements for tribes are referenced in 40 CFR 35.663 and 40 CFR 35.504 respectively.