OF THE ADMINISTRATOR, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Water Act, Section 104, as amended; Public Law 95-217; 33 U.S.C.
1251 et seq.; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act,
Section 20, as amended; Public Law 92-516; Public Laws 94-140 and
95-396; 7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.; Clean Air Act, Section 103, as amended;
Public Law 95-95; 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.; Solid Waste Disposal Act,
Section 8001, as amended; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
of 1976, as amended; Public Law 94-580; 42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.;
Safe Drinking Water Act, Section 1442, as amended; Public Law 93-
523; Toxic Substances Control Act, Section 10, as amended; Public
Law 94-469; 15 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.; Marine Protection, Research
and Sanctuaries Act, Section 203; Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation and Liability Act, Section 311, as amended; Public
Law 95-510; Public Law 99-499; National Environmental Policy Act,
Section 102(2)(F) for international awards.
support surveys, studies and investigations, and special purpose
assistance associated with air quality, acid deposition, drinking
water, water quality, hazardous waste, toxic substances, and pesticides;
(2) to identify, develop and demonstrate necessary pollution control
techniques; to prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollution; and (3)
to evaluate the economic and social consequences of alternative
strategies and mechanisms for use by those in economic, social,
governmental, and environmental management positions. Funding Priority:
Support of efforts to implement a national agenda on the environment
and aging; support for environmental health information and analysis
to State legislatures; support to build State capacity to reduce
environmental hazards that may affect health and the environment;
and support of environmental education training.
Project Grants. Place Cursor Here for Definition
AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
and cooperative agreements are available to support recipients'
allowable direct costs incident to approved surveys, studies, investigations
and special purpose assistance plus allowable indirect costs, in
accordance with established EPA policies and regulations. Funding
awarded for research does not include research within the purview
of EPA's Office of Research and Development. Funds awarded under
Section 311(b)(3) of CERCLA must be used for projects relating to
innovative or alternative treatment technologies that may be utilized
in response actions to achieve more permanent protection of human
health and welfare and the environment.
Eligibility: Assistance under this program is
generally available to States, territories, Indian Tribes, and possessions
of the U.S., including the District of Columbia, public and private
universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, other public
or private nonprofit institutions, individuals. Nonprofit organizations
described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that
engage in lobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying
Disclosure Act of 1995 are not eligible to apply. For profit organizations
are generally not eligible for funding. Some of EPA's statutes may
limit assistance to specific types of interested applications.
Eligibility: State and local governments,
U.S. territories and possessions, Indian Tribes, universities
and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, other public and private
nonprofit institutions and individuals.
Documentation of nonprofit status may be required. Applicants
may be requested to demonstrate they have appropriate background,
academic training, experience in the field, and necessary equipment
to carry out projects. Office of the Administrator may ask applicants
or principle investigators to provide curriculum vitae and relevant
Coordination: Applicants considering submitting
unsolicited proposals should discuss proposed projects with or submit
pre-applications to staff in the Office of the Administrator. When
making competitive awards, EPA will specify the nature of the preapplication
assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in the
Requests for Initial Proposals or Requests for Applications. For
information contacts, see Appendix IV of the Catalog. Awards under
this program may be subject to E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review
of Federal Programs." Applicants should consult the office or official
designated as the State's Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for more
information on the State's review process, and to determine if the
State has selected the program for review. See Appendix 1 for additional
information regarding SPOC's. If there is no single point of contact
for the State, or the State has not selected this program for review,
applicants must contact directly affected state area-wide regional
and local entities prior to award. (See 40 CFR 29.7(b).).
Procedure: The standard application forms
as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular
No. A-102 and A-110 must be used for this program. EPA requires
final applications to be made on Standard Form 424. Requests for
application kits must be submitted to the Environmental Protection
Agency, Grants Administration Division, 3903R, Washington, DC
20460 or through the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in
Appendix IV of the Catalog. Additional information on the EPA
grant package can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/ogd/grants/how_to_apply.htm.
Unsolicited applications must be submitted to Grants Administration
Division. Applicants are encouraged to submit copies of unsolicited
proposals to the appropriate program office identified in Section
153 at the same time. For competitive award, the Requests for
Initial Proposals or Requests for Applications will specify application
Procedure: For non-competitive awards, EPA
will conduct an administrative evaluation to determine the adequacy
of application in relation to grant regulations and to technical
and program evaluation to determine the merit and relevance of
the project. The Agency will then advise the applicant if funding
is being considered. A final work plan will then be negotiated
with the applicant. For competitive awards, EPA will review applications
or proposals in accordance with the criteria specified in the
Request for Applications or Request for Initial Proposals. Competitions
will be conducted under EPA Order No. 5700.5, Policy for Competition
in Assistance Agreements (9/12/02).
Unsolicited proposals generally must be received prior to May
15 for funding in applicable fiscal year. For competitive awards,
deadlines will be specified in Request for Applications or Request
for Initial Proposals.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Approximately
See 40 CFR 30.63 and Part 31, Subpart F.
None. Generally, EPA incrementally funds grants and cooperative
agreements for surveys, studies, and investigations. Approval
of subsequent funding increments is dependent on satisfactory
project progress, continued relevance of the project to the Office
of the Administrator's program priorities, and availability of
and Matching Requirements: EPA's Appropriation
Act requires that applicants submitting unsolicited research grant
proposals share in the cost of conducting research. The amount of
the cost share will be based on the mutuality of interest between
the Government and the applicant. This requirement cannot be waived
by EPA. In addition, CERCLA 311(b)(3) requires that "to the maximum
extent possible", EPA enter into an appropriate cost sharing arrangement
with recipients of grants and cooperative agreements relating to
innovative and alternative treatment technologies EPA may waive
the 311(b)(3) cost sharing requirement in appropriate cases. Matching
requirements may be established in program guidance or the terms
of competitive solicitations.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: EPA normally
funds grants and cooperative agreements on a 12-month basis. However,
the Office of the Administrator can negotiate the project period
with each applicant based on project requirements. EPA limits
project periods to 5 years.
EPA includes reporting requirements for grants and cooperative agreements
in the terms and conditions of the agreements. Agreements may require
quarterly, interim, and final progress reports, and financial, equipment,
and invention reports. Reporting requirements are also identified
in the Grant Regulations Part 30 and Part 31.
Surveys, studies, and investigations grants and cooperative agreements
are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General
of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other
EPA staff or any authorized representative of the Federal government.
If the Government Accounting Office or EPA's Inspector General
conducts Federal audits, the audits will be made in accordance
with OMB Circular No. A-173 to ensure funds have been used efficiently,
economically, and effectively. Recipients must conduct periodic
audits in accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-
133, "Audits of Institutions of Higher Education and Other Non-Profit
Institutions." The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular
No. A-133, "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit
Organizations," was published in the Federal Register on June
30, 1997. The Circular implements the Single Audit Act amendments
of 1996. The Circular requires non-federal entities that expend
more than $300,000 in Federal award dollars, to have an audit
conducted in accordance with the Circular's provisions.
The record retention requirements of 40 CFR Part 30 (non- profits
and universities) or 40 CFR Part 31 (governmental units) are applicable
depending upon the identity of the recipient. Recipients must
keep financial records, including all documents supporting entries
on accounting records and to substantiate changes in grants available
to personnel authorized to examine EPA recipients grants and cooperative
agreement records. Recipient must maintain all records until 3
years from the date of submission of final expenditures reports.
If questions, such as those raised as a result of audits remain
following the 3 year period, recipients must retain records until
the matter is completely resolved.
(Grants and cooperative agreements) FY 02 not available; FY 03
est $800,000; and FY 04 est $800,000.
and Average of Financial Assistance: $500 to $1,000,000.
Surveys, studies, and investigations grants and cooperative agreements
are subject to EPA General Grant Regulations (40 CFR Part 30 and
40 CFR Part 31). Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB
Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes,
OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, OMB Circular
No. A-122 for nonprofit institutions, and FAR Part 31 for profit
or Local Office: None.
Office: Shirley A. Leonard, E-mail Address:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Office Location: 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Ariel Rios Building, Mail Code: 1107A, Washington, DC 20460.
Telephone Number: (202) 564-1347 For information on grant applications
and procedures, contact: Environmental Protection Agency, Grants
Administration Division, 3903R, Washington, DC 20460. For program
information contact: Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business
Utilization - David Sutton (202) 564-4444; Office of Civil Rights
- Melissa Rodriguez (202) 564-7272; Office of Policy, Economics
and Innovation - Pam Stirling (202) 566-0949; Office of Environmental
Education - Diane Berger (202) 564-0447; the National Network
for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program
- Sheri Jojokian (202) 564-0452; Office of Cooperative Environmental
Management - Jannell Young (202) 233-0081; Office of Children's
Health Protection - Shirley Leonard (202) 564-1347; Office of
Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations - Sineta Nelson
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization:
Office of Environmental Education:
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
This is a new CFDA entry.
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Competitive applications and proposals will be selected in accordance
with announced criteria. Non- competitive proposals are judged for
(a) technical merit in terms of: (1) strengths and weaknesses of
the project; (2) adequacy of overall project design; (3) competency
of proposed staff; (4) suitability of applicant's available resources;
(5) appropriateness of the proposed project period and budget; and
(6) probability that the project will accomplish stated objectives;
and, for (b) program interest in terms of: (1) the need for the
proposed project; and (2) relationship to program objectives.