EPA Releases Guidance on Community Grants Programs

On Friday, October 21, EPA published the Final Implementation Guidance for the Agency’s Community Grants Programs (see below). In the FY2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 117-103), Congress renewed the practice of funding specifically named infrastructure projects, formerly known as earmarks. This legislation appropriated over $843 million for 483 drinking water, wastewater, stormwater infrastructure, and water quality protection projects. EPA’s Guidance provides details on the pre-award phase, the application process, the award process, the post-award process, and the closeout process. The Guidance also provides the details on the local cost-share requirement and how that requirement can be met.

Community Grants Program Guidance