EPA Awards $18.6 Million to TCEQ for Pollution Prevention Programs

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $18,609,238 to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Performance Partnership Grant to assist in administering Texas's environmental quality programs. TCEQ's environmental programs aim to prevent, reduce, and eliminate water, solid waste, air, and pesticide pollution through standard-setting, monitoring, permitting, and enforcement activities.

EPA's Performance Partnership Grants are intended to provide states and tribes with greater flexibility to address their highest environmental priorities, improve environmental performance, achieve administrative savings, and strengthen partnerships between the agency and the states or tribes.

States and tribes interested in pursuing PPGs should work in partnership with their regional EPA office to develop a PPG that funds solutions to the highest environmental priorities and ensures that EPA statutory and program requirements are met. More information about the grants is available at www.epa.gov/water/PPG/ppgguide.html.

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