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U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations  Washington, D.C.
EPA Publication Number: 140F20001
September 2020
National Environmental Performance
Partnership System (NEPPS)
States and tribes working together with EPA to achieve environmental
outcomes through priority setting and grant planning
What is NEPPS?
Established in 1995, the National Environmental Performance Partnership System
(NEPPS) is designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness of EPA partnerships.
NEPPS offers states, tribes, and territories the opportunity to set joint priorities,
strategically leverage resources, and assess environmental conditions. Performance
Partnership Agreements (PPAs) and Performance Partnership Grants (PPGs) are two
tools that can be used to accomplish these goals.
What are Performance Partnership Agreements?
Performance Partnership Agreements (PPAs) outline jointly developed goals
between EPA and a state agency. These negotiated agreements document the
strategies to be used in meeting these goals; the roles and responsibilities of the
State and EPA; and the measures to be used in assessing progress. PPAs align a
State's priorities with EPA's priorities and should be based on assessments of
environmental conditions and program imple-
mentation needs to ensure outcome-oriented
results. Additionally, a PPA may be used as, or
part of, a workplan for a PPG.
Agreements with Tribes
Similar agreements between EPA and tribes
can be made through EPA-Tribal Environmental
Plans (ETEPs). These jointly developed plans
outline how each tribe and EPA will work
together to support the tribe's environmental
goals. ETEPs are also a planning and communi-
cation tool for the tribe and EPA that provides a
road map for future decision-making.
Benefits of NEPPS
 Fosters joint, cross-media
planning and long-term
priority setting between
EPA and states or tribes to
achieve results
Promotes results-oriented
environmental programs
Reduces administrative
burden of managing
multiple grants

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GRANTS BY EPA OFFICE
IN A PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT
Office of Chemical Safety
and Pollution Prevention
Office of Water
Office of Enforcement and
Compliance Assurance
of International and
Tribal Affairs
Office of the Administrator
Office of Air and Radiation
Office
Office of Mission Support
Office of Land and
Emergency Management
Chart displays the makeup of all PPGs awarded in fiscal years 2016-2019 by contributing EPA Offices.
What are Performance Partnership Grants?
In order to increase overall grant performance, Performance Partnership Grants
(PPGs) allow states and tribes to combine separate streams of funding from 19
eligible categorical grants into one multi-program grant, with a single budget and
workplan. PPGs allow states and tribes to direct resources to where they are needed
most and to generate innovative solutions to environmental problems. PPGs allow
recipients to meet cost-share requirements as a whole under a PPG rather than by
individual grant program.
Who can receive PPGs?
States, territories, and federally recognized tribes or intertribal consortium that are
eligible to receive funds from more than one categorical grant can combine those
funds to enter into a PPG.
How to apply for PPGs?
In order to receive a PPG, entities must be receiving more than one eligible grants.
Entities that wish to apply for a PPG should contact their EPA regional office to
express interest and submit an application through www.grants.gov.
What environmental grant programs are eligible for PPGs?
EPA Office
CFDA
Environmental
Number
Grant Program
Office of the
Administrator
66.204
Multipurpose Grants to States and Tribes
Office of Airand
66.001
Air Pollution Control Program Support (CAA 105)
Radiation
66.032
State Indoor Radon Grants
Office of Chemical
Safety and Pollution
Prevention
66.707
TSCA Tile IV State Lead Grants Certification of Lead-
Based Paint Professionals
66.708
Pollution Prevention Grant Program
Office of Enforcement
and
Compliance Assurance
66.700
Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement
Cooperative Agreements
66.701
Toxic Substances Compliance Monitoring Cooperative
Agreements
Office of International
and Tribal Affairs
66.926
Indian Environmental General Assistance Program
(GAP)

66.817
State and Tribal Response Program Grants
Office of Land
and
Emergency
Management
66.801
Hazardous Waste Management State Program
Support
66.812
Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for
Tribes
66.804
Underground Storage Tank Prevention,
Detection, and Compliance Program
Office of Mission
Support
66.608
Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant
Program and Related Assistance

66.432
State Public Water System Supervision

66.433
State Underground Water Source
Protection
Office of Water
66.472
Beach Monitoring and Notification
Program Implementation Grants
66.419
Water Pollution Control State, Interstate, and Tribal
Program Support

66.460
Nonpoint Source Implementation Grants

66.461
Regional Wetland Program Development Grants

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