The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Grants for international collaboration on topics that include air and water quality, climate change, waste management, toxic and hazardous materials, and environmental governance

Principal Office: USA


The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment in relation to air quality, climate change, water quality, pesticides and toxic chemicals, hazardous wastes, electronic wastes, and related and cross-cutting issues.

The EPA manages International Programs to contribute to the agency’s international aims. International programs at EPA include most world regions.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

International Programs. EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA) makes grants that contribute to the agency’s international aims. Previous grant-making topics of international scope include the following examples:

  • Reducing the release of mercury to the environment;
  • Reducing environmental contaminants in the Arctic region;
  • Cleaner fuels and vehicles in developing and transition countries;
  • Methane recovery and use;
  • Environmental governance in India;
  • Environmental policies to protect vulnerable populations in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Managing persistent organic pollutants (POPS) in China;
  • Civil society participation for environmental governance in Central America.

In general, grants can be made to U.S. state and local governments; governments of other countries; international organizations; educational institutions; and other public and private nonprofit institutions in the USA and internationally.

APPLICATION: Subject to available funding, the EPA announces calls for proposals. Each call defines program objectives; eligibility criteria; available funding; the application process; and the application deadline.

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EPA’s main website is available in multiple languages.

Resources for International Users is a guide to EPA’s international technical assistance and international outreach.

EPA’s International Visitors Program offers details regarding how to schedule a visit.

Contact Us provides complete information for EPA’s Office of International and Tribal Affairs.

Last Profile Review

April 2021