Competitive Grants and Funding
EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) announces funding announcements for projects and programs relating to air quality, transportation, climate change, indoor air and other related topics. Organizations that can apply (eligible entities) are typically based on the funding announcements’ authorizing statute and catalog of federal domestic assistance (CFDA). This page provides access to information about current funding opportunities under ‘Open Announcements’ and also provides as a reference tool, all previously announced funding announcements listed below and in archives under ‘Closed Announcements’. All of the funding announcements listed on this page are competitive and subject to the Agency's Competition Policy. We encourage you to bookmark this page and visit on a regular basis. This site offers information on assistance agreement (i.e., grants, cooperative agreements, etc.) opportunities only. For a detailed listing of OAR contracting opportunities, please refer to the EPA Acquisition Forecast Database.
An Application Kit including application forms and other information is available to assist you in applying for these grants. Also, please visit the Office of Grants and Debarment Grant Management Training for Non-Profit Applicants and Recipients or the National PETE’s “Tribal Grants Guidance” for more information on the application process and the grants management process prior to applying for an EPA or specific OAR grant program. National PETE's provides grants administrative and financial guidance for administrating U.S. EPA assistance agreements, please access National PETE's "Tribal Grants Guidance" link for on-line training modules.
Following are full text announcements of current OAR funding opportunities. For your convenience, the listing of funding opportunities is organized by Program areas. Click on the links below for a current listing of funding opportunities available in each of the Program areas.
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Immediate Office of the Assistant Administrator
- Tribal Training and Outreach Support for the American Indian Air Quality Training Program
RFA# EPA-OAR-IO-15-03, Closing Date: April 3, 2015
- Request for Applications (PDF) (35pp, 184k)
SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to provide tribal training, technical and outreach support for the American Indian Air Quality Training Program. The American Indian Air Quality Training Program (AIAQTP) provides workshop training, internships and technical support to tribal governments seeking to investigate, develop and establish air quality management programs for lands under their jurisdiction and provides opportunity for American Indian students to pursue environmental careers in the field of air quality management. The Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center is a component of the AIAQTP, and is a partnership effort between the selected grant recipient and EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, hosted by the Radiation and Indoor Environments National (R&IEL) laboratory in Las Vegas, to provide a full spectrum of technical support to tribes undertaking air quality monitoring and related activities.
Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards
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Office of Atmospheric Programs
- - No Current Announcements -
Office of Radiation & Indoor Air
- - No Current Announcements -
Office of Transportation and Air Quality
- “STUDENT PROGRAM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN (SPEED)”
RFA# EPA-OAR-OTAQ-15-02, Closing Date: January 23, 2015
- Request for Applications (PDF) (29pp, 189k)
- Questions and Answers, January 20, 2015 (PDF) (5pp, 30k)
SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities for the creation and management of the Student Program for Environmental Excellence in Design (SPEED).
The SPEED aims to increase students’ awareness and understanding of the environmental benefits associated with increased fuel efficiency, reduced carbon intensity in transportation fuels, and reduced emissions in advanced vehicles. Through the SPEED, graduate-level students and senior-level undergraduate students in the science, technology, and engineering disciplines would be provided opportunities, and in certain cases financial support, to collaborate with EPA staff at the EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Students would also obtain research training on-site at the NVFEL.
This project has three components: The first component focuses on development of a graduate-level research training and support partnership between the EPA and the recipient to continue advanced engine research and development. Through the SPEED, the recipient would work with the EPA’s NVFEL to foster a collaborative research relationship between EPA’s NVFEL, graduate-level engineering students, and faculty. Funding support for participating graduate-level students performing graduate level research on-site at the NVFEL would be provided under this component of the project.
The second component of the SPEED would be to design and manage a program to introduce and motivate undergraduate-level students to consider the professional pursuit of careers in the science, technology, and engineering disciplines. This component of the program would have an interdisciplinary perspective with a focus on improving public health and the environment through design projects and training for participating students.
The third component of the SPEED focuses on design and development of graduate-level major transportation-related environmental policy project experiences. The recipient would work with the EPA’s Transportation and Climate Division (TCD) through a collaborative relationship focusing on high level policy analysis, research and development between EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ), environmental policy students, and faculty.
The term “Closed Announcement” means that the due date for proposals has passed and all proposals have been received.
- Community-Scale Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring RFP# EPA-OAR-OAQPS-15-01, Closing Date: January 5, 2015
- Projects to Improve Air Quality at Ports – 2014 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding Opportunity RFP# EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-07, Closing Date: December 11, 2014.
- National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program’s Tribal RFP RFP# EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-06 (updated), Closing Date: August 12, 2014.
- National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program RFP# EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-05 - Closing Date: June 17, 2014.
- Request for Proposals (RFP) (PDF) (70pp, 757k)
- National Indoor Environments Program: Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants RFA# EPA-OAR-ORIA-14-03, Closing Date: April 21, 2014.
- "STUDENT PROGRAM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN (SPEED)”
RFA# EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-01, Closing Date: April 14, 2014.
- Request for Applications (RFA) (PDF) (21pp, 160k)
- Projects to Improve Air Quality at Ports – 2013 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding Opportunity
RFP# EPA-OAR-OTAQ-14-02, Closing Date: February 13, 2014.
- National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, FY 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP)
RFP# EPA-OAR-OTAQ-13-02, Closing Date: June 25, 2013
- National Tribal Air Association Operations (NTAA)
RFA# EPA-OAR-IO-13-01 - Closing Date: April 1, 2013
- Request for Applications (RFA) (PDF) (32pp, 114k)
- Questions and Answers, February 20, 2013 (PDF) (3pp, 17k)
- NTAA Teleconference Presentation Slides, February 12, 2013 (PDF) (3pp, 17k)
- Climate and Integrated Assessment Modeling Studies
RFP# EPA-OAR-CCD-12-07 - Closing Date: July 27, 2012
- Tribal Training Support for the Community and Tribal Air Quality Programs
RFA# EPA-OAR-OAQPS-12-06 - Closing Date: July 2, 2012
- Request for Applications (RFA) (PDF) (26pp, 97k)
- National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program FY 2012 RFP
RFP# EPA-OAR-OTAQ-12-05 - Closing Date: June 4, 2012
- Regional Indoor Environments: Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants
RFA# EPA-OAR-ORIA-12-04 - Closing Date: April 12, 2012
- Activities That Reduce Global Anthropogenic Methane Emissions
RFP# EPA-OAR-CCD-11-11 - Closing Date: January 19, 2012