Pollution Prevention Grant Program

Deadline: April 6, 2010
The U.S. EPA created the Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program (formerly Pollution Prevention Incentives for States) under the authority of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990. The grant program provides matching funds to State and Tribal programs to support P2 activities across all environmental media and to develop State-based programs. EPA believes these environmental programs have the best opportunity to promote P2 because States have closer, more direct contact with industry and are more aware of local needs.


The purpose of the P2 Grant Program is to give States and Tribes the capability to assist businesses and industries in identifying better environmental strategies and solutions for complying with Federal and State environmental regulations. It also aims to improve business competitiveness without increasing environmental impacts. The majority of P2 Grants fund State-based projects for technical assistance, training, outreach, education, regulatory integration, data collection, research, demonstration projects, and recognition programs.
Pollution prevention and source reduction grants support State, Tribal and nonprofit organizations that facilitate the adoption of pollution prevention practices by businesses, government, universities, hospitals, and other organizational entities. These grants produce annual environmental results in pounds of hazardous materials reduced, BTUs of energy saved, gallons of water saved and dollars saved. In 2006, the Pollution Prevention Program began publicly reporting the environmental results of grants, on an individual grant basis and on a regional and an aggregate basis.
Related Resources:
Pollution Prevention Grant RFP
Pollution Prevention Grant Application, Assessment Reports, and Case Studies