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EPA/OMS RIN: 2030-AB02 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: ●Streamlining EPA's Grants Process for Underserved Communities 
Abstract:

  EPA plans to publish an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking soliciting comments on how the Agency, consistent with government-wide grant regulations and guidance, may promulgate a regulation that can streamline access in EPA’s grant process for underserved communities. EPA will invite comments on potential improvements aimed at streamlining and facilitating access to EPA’s grant programs for underserved communities.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

Every year, EPA awards more than $4 billion in funding for grants and other assistance agreements. With countless success stories over the years, EPA grants remain a chief tool to protect human health and the environment. However, EPA believes that underserved communities have experienced certain barriers to the grant application process.   Accordingly, EPA plans to publish an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking soliciting comments on potential improvements aimed at streamlining and facilitating access to EPA’s grant programs for underserved communities.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

TBD

Alternatives:

None anticipated.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

None anticipated.

Risks:

None anticipated.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  01/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Bruce Binder
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Mission Support
Mail Code 3901R, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-4935
Email: binder.bruce@epa.gov