EPA Region 6 1-(800) 887-6063 Office of Environmental Justice 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200, Dallas, TX 75202 and Tribal Affairs http://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6dra/oejta/index.html Tribal Performance Partnership Grants (PPGs) What are PPGs? • Nonpoint Source Management – CWA Sec. EPA provides financial assistance to tribes and 319(h) intertribal consortia to help them plan, develop, and • Wetlands Development Grants Program – implement environmental programs. A tribe may CWA Sec.104(b)(3) receive these funds in individual environmental • Water Quality Cooperative Agreements – program categorical grants or choose to combine two CWA Sec. 104(b)(3) or more grants in a Performance Partnership Grant • Public Water System Supervision – SDWA (PPG). Sec. 1443(a) • Underground Water Source Protection – Why Were PPGs Created? SDWA Sec. 1443(b) Under traditional categorical environmental • Hazardous Waste Management – SWDA program grants, recipients receive funds to administer Sec. 3011(a) and implement air, water, waste, pesticides, and • State and Tribal Response (Brownfields) – toxics programs. Each categorical grant can only be CERCLA Sec. 128(a) used for the specific purposes set out in the authority • State Underground Storage Tanks – SWDA for that particular grant. Sec. 2007(f)(2) • Pesticides Cooperative Enforcement – For many years, grant recipients wanted greater FIFRA Sec.23(a)1 flexibility in how they use and manage the grant funds they receive from EPA. In 1995, EPA asked • Pesticide Applicator Certification and Congress for new authority to provide this flexibility. Training – FIFRA Sec. 23(a)(2) Congress responded by authorizing EPA to award • Pesticide Program Implementation – FIFRA PPGs. Sec. 23(a)(1) • Lead-Based Paint Program – TSCA Sec. PPGs may streamline some administrative 404(g) requirements, give recipients greater flexibility to • Toxic Substances Compliance Monitoring – direct resources to their most pressing environmental TSCA Sec. 28 problems, and make it easier to fund efforts that cut • Environmental Information Exchange across program boundaries. Network–EPA Appropriations Acts • Pollution Prevention State Grants – PPA Sec. What Entities are Eligible to Receive PPGs? 6605 Tribes and intertribal consortia are eligible for PPGs. The tribe or intertribal consortium must be Do PPGs Have the Same Accountability eligible to receive each of the two or more grants Requirements as Other Tribal Grants? combined in the PPG. All tribal grants – categorical grants and PPGs – are subject to the same reporting, joint evaluation, and Tribes must continue to implement each of the other accountability requirements of Part 35. Just as programs combined in a PPG. PPGs do not supersede for any other grant, tribes are held accountable for any laws, regulations, or delegation agreements. achieving the outcomes and outputs set out in PPG work plans. Tribes with PPGs continue to report Which Grants Are Eligible? information into national data systems and submit • General Assistance Program (GAP) – The any other reports required by law or regulation. Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act of 1998 Where Can I Get More Info on PPGs? • Air Pollution Control – CAA Sec.105 For more information on Tribal PPGs, refer to 40 • State Indoor Radon Grants – TSCA Sec. 306 CFR 35, Subpart B -- Environmental Program Grants • Water Pollution Control – CWA Sec.106 for Tribes, or contact the EPA Region 6 Office of Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs. How Will PPGs in EPA Region 6 Work? Match Requirements EPA Region 6 will work with tribes who show an • Each environmental program grant included interest in applying for PPGs. The following is in the PPG that has a cost share of greater proposed guidance for how these grants will be than five percent, the required cost share managed. shall be five percent of the allowable cost of the work plan budget for that program. Criteria for Participation • After the first two years, the Regional • 40 CFR Section 35.532(2)(b) – Applicants Administrator must determine through must meet the requirements for award of objective assessment whether the grantee each environmental program from which meets socio-economic indicators that funds are included in the PPG. demonstrate the ability of the grantee to • The environmental program must be on the provide a cost share greater than five percent. PPG eligible list provided above. • If the Regional Administrator determines that the grantee meets such indicators, then the Length of PPG Regional Administrator shall increase the • There will be a two-year work plan and required cost share up to a maximum of 10 budget for initial PPG. percent of the allowable cost of the work plan budget for each program with a cost share Frequency of Grant Reporting greater than five percent. • Quarterly reporting will be required for the • The Regional Administrator may waive the initial PPG. The grantee and EPA Project cost share required under this section upon Officer may negotiate alternative reporting request of the grantee, if, based on an frequency in subsequent awards. Please note objective assessment of socio-economic that reporting must be consistent with indicators, the Regional Administrator applicable program regulations. determines that meeting the cost share would impose undue hardship. Work Plan Format • Individual work plans and budgets for each program will be required during negotiation of the PPG. The final budget will be combined in the final PPG application. Quality Management Plans (QMPs) and Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs) • The Quality Assurance Office only requires one Quality Management Plan (QMP) for a PPG, and it must be updated annually. • However, Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP) may be required for particular media programs included in the PPG. The frequency of updates is determined by each media program. GAP Online • General Assistance Program (GAP) grants that are part of a PPG will not be required at this time to submit work plans, budgets, or reporting to GAP Online. Annual Performance Reviews • Tribal Grantee will be required to conduct annual reviews with the PPG Project Officer.