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FY 2018 and FY 2019 National Wetland Program Development Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits, NGOs, Tribal Consortia,
Interstate Agencies, and IHEs for Wetland Programs

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US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Deadline Date:

06/21/18 11:59 PM EDT

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, intertribal consortia, IHEs, and interstate agencies for the development of wetland protection programs. Applicants are advised to verify or create the required registrations well in advance of the deadline date.

Summary:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs as a whole, or individual components of those programs. Proposals for projects submitted under this announcement for Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) must address the National Priority Area.

Awards made under this announcement will support EPA’s Fiscal Year FY 2018 – FY 2022 Strategic Plan, Goal 1- Core Mission: Deliver real results to provide Americans with clean air, land, and water, and ensure chemical safety; Objective 1.2 - Provide for Clean and Safe Water: Ensure waters are clean through improved water infrastructure and, in partnership with states and tribes, sustainably manage programs to support drinking water, aquatic ecosystems, and recreational, economic, and subsistence activities.

Eligible applicants under this announcement are nonprofit, non-governmental organizations, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia which are capable of undertaking activities that advance wetland programs. Nonprofit private universities and colleges and nonprofit institutions of higher education are considered nonprofit organizations and are eligible under this announcement. Individual states, tribes, local governments, and for-profit organizations are not eligible to apply under this announcement.

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. Interstate agencies must meet the requirements of CWA Section 502(2). Intertribal consortia must meet the requirements of 40 CFR 35.504. Nonprofit organizations may be asked to provide documentation that they meet the definition of a nonprofit organization in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Cost Circular 2 CFR Part 230 (nonprofit organizations).

All projects submitted under this announcement must be nationwide in scope or involve and/or otherwise benefit at least one state/tribe in at least two or more EPA Regions. As discussed in Section I.C of this announcement, the statutory authority for the awards funded under this announcement is section 104(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Implementation projects are not eligible under this announcement.

Program Objectives:

The goals of EPA’s Wetlands Program include increasing the quantity and quality of wetlands in the United States by conserving and restoring wetland acreage and improving wetland condition. Under the WPDGs, EPA seeks to build the capacity of all levels of government to develop or refine effective, comprehensive programs for wetland protection and management. This announcement seeks proposals from eligible applicants for projects that develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs as a whole, or individual components of those programs. As discussed in Section I.C, the statutory authority for the awards funded under this announcement is section 104(b)(3) of the CWA.

National Priority Area:

EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs as a whole, or individual components of those programs. Comprehensive wetland programs enable state/tribal/local governments to more effectively protect, restore, and manage their wetland resources. Each proposal submitted under this announcement must address the National Priority Area described below. Applicants may submit more than one complete proposal under this announcement for different projects as long as each one is separately submitted and addresses the National Priority Area.

National Priority Area - Core Elements Framework:

Experience with many state and tribal wetland programs has distilled a set of core elements, actions, and activities that together comprise a comprehensive wetland program. EPA has summarized these common core elements, actions, and activities in the Core Elements of an Effective State and Tribal Wetlands Program Framework, also called the Core Elements Framework (CEF).

The CEF describes in greater detail each of the four core elements that comprise a comprehensive state/tribal wetland program. These four core elements are:

-Monitoring and assessment;
-Voluntary restoration and protection;
-Regulatory approaches, including CWA 401 certification; and - wetland-specific water quality standards.

Under this National Priority Area, EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that are designed to support state/tribal/local government program officials, staff, and/or other interested stakeholders, and address state/tribal/local government wetland program development or refinement. These projects should help state/tribal/local governments determine and examine wetland-related needs (e.g., wetland loss of acreage or function, public perception of the value of wetlands, and management of wetland resources); program development needs (i.e., Monitoring and Assessment, Voluntary Restoration/Protection, Regulatory Approaches, and Wetland-Specific Water Quality Standards); and/or develop solutions to wetland-related challenges by creatively applying the full array of available planning, technical, outreach/education, and financial tools or developing such tools.

Accordingly, applicants must demonstrate in their proposal how the proposed project will develop or refine a state/tribal/local government wetland program by indicating which core element(s) (i.e., Monitoring and Assessment; Voluntary Restoration and Protection; Regulatory Approaches; and/or Wetland-Specific Water Quality Standards) their proposal addresses. All projects submitted under this announcement must be nationwide in scope or involve and/or otherwise benefit at least one state/tribe in at least two or more EPA Regions.

Examples of projects which could help develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs under the Monitoring and Assessment Core Element include but are not limited to:

-Projects to conduct studies or provide training on how state and tribal wetlands monitoring methods and condition assessment data can be used to inform wetland management and decision making in support of the other three core elements (i.e., Voluntary Restoration and Protection; Regulatory Approaches; and Wetland-Specific Water Quality Standards) including projects that provide information on the effects of hazard mitigation/flood/drought on wetland condition.

-Projects that develop the use of reference wetland condition data to test and calibrate wetland assessment methods.

-Projects to conduct studies or provide training on how assessment data collected in the 2011 and 2016 National Wetland Condition Assessment can be utilized to develop the capacity of state/tribal/local government to statistically analyze wetland monitoring data. (e.g., wetland population estimates, indices of wetland condition, biological integrity, floristic quality, etc).

-Projects that develop electronic or online tools that streamline the collection, analysis, or presentation of state and tribal monitoring and assessment data.

-Projects that develop Wetland Monitoring and Assessment regional work groups, including holding work group meetings or workshops.

-Projects to conduct studies on Wetland Monitoring and Assessment.

-Projects that develop Wetland Mapping regional work groups and hold work group meetings or workshops to conduct studies or promote wetland mapping efforts.

-Projects that provide training for state/tribal/local governments to map or update maps of wetlands using the new National Wetland Mapping Standard or digitize the wetlands mapping information.

Please note that applicants may propose other projects that are authorized under section 104(b)(3) of the CWA that further the goals of the Monitoring and Assessment Core Element.

Examples of projects which could help develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs under the Voluntary Restoration and Protection Core Element include but are not limited to:

-Projects to protect/restore wetlands through the study of environmental processes to develop methods to identify wetlands that may be affected by hazard mitigation/flood/drought, or areas that are likely to become wetlands due to sea level rise and/or increased storm events.

-Projects to develop work groups, processes or mechanisms to enhance collaboration efforts among stakeholders (including land trust organizations, state wildlife agencies, local governments, agriculture agencies, etc.) to share/integrate differing priorities and missions that will affect wetland voluntary restoration/protection (e.g., watershed plans, nonpoint source management plans, State Wildlife Action Plans, etc.).

-Projects to develop or share tools to identify areas with high restoration potential or restoration practices and provide this information through a variety of media.

-Projects that study and develop tools or processes on the effects and benefits of landscape placement of wetlands on watershed or ecological condition.

-Projects that test or improve approaches to reduce shoreline hardening and/or enhance coastal resiliency using nature-based solutions such as coastal marsh restoration or living shorelines.

-Projects that develop tools and procedures to evaluate the ecological effectiveness of different restoration efforts, such as establishment, re-establishment, enhancement, and rehabilitation.

-Projects that develop tools for long-term maintenance and protection of voluntary restoration sites.

Please note that applicants may propose other projects that are authorized under section 104(b)(3) of the CWA that further the goals of the Voluntary Restoration and Protection Core Element.

Examples of projects which could help develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs under the Regulatory Approaches Core Element include but are not limited to:

-Projects that develop or enhance permitting programs for the discharge of dredged or fill material into waters of the state or tribe, including projects to facilitate the assumption of the CWA 404 permitting program by states and tribes.

-Projects that develop new mechanisms for coordinating wetland protection across state, tribal or local regulatory agencies or levels of government (e.g., integrating assessment of wetland presence into municipal building permit approval processes or increasing collaboration between a state's wetland program and forestry commission on silviculture BMPs for forested wetlands).

-Projects to develop tools or procedures to evaluate the ecological performance of wetland/stream compensatory mitigation projects (e.g., mitigation banks, in-lieu fee projects and permittee-responsible mitigation).

-Projects to provide technical assistance and training to non-federal stakeholders on the CWA section 404 permitting process.

-Projects to develop tools and procedures to help state/tribal/local government programs to complement federal protection on the basis of their own priorities.

-Projects to conduct studies or provide training on how wetland monitoring methods can be used to answer large scale (i.e., regional or national) questions about the performance of wetlands created, restored, or protected through the compensatory mitigation process and provide this information through a variety of media.

-Projects to develop tools and/or guides to incorporate wetland issues into broader watershed planning and watershed management goals and to reflect the contribution of rare types of waters or wetland types that may be effected by hazard mitigation/flood/drought to the broader aquatic ecosystem.

-Projects that will develop and support a sustained discussion forum on the use of state, tribal and local CWA section 401 authority. Please note that applicants may propose other projects that are authorized under section 104(b)(3) of the CWA that further the goals of the Regulatory Approaches Core Element.

Examples of projects which could help develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs under the Wetland-Specific Water Quality Standards Core Element include but are not limited to:

-Projects to describe and broadly communicate the state of the science for establishing water quality standards for wetlands including workshops and conferences.

-Projects to conduct studies and provide training on model approaches for selecting wetland- specific designated uses and supporting criteria.

-Projects to identify ways that states and tribes with limited resources can approach the development of water quality standards for wetlands and provide this information through a variety of media.

-Projects that will develop and support a sustained discussion forum for studying differing aspects of developing and promulgating wetland water quality standards among a variety of interested non-federal stakeholders.

-Projects to demonstrate or develop tools that show how monitoring and assessment data can be used in the development of state wetland water quality standards.

-Projects that demonstrate the use of narrative templates for Wetland Water Quality Standards as a basis for developing new state/tribal wetland water quality standards.

Please note that applicants may propose other projects that are authorized under section 104(b)(3) of the CWA that further the goals of the Wetland-Specific Water Quality Standards Core Element.

Funds awarded under this announcement for training sessions, work group meetings, or workshops may be used by recipients to promote participation and to support the travel expenses of non-federal personnel. Assistance funds awarded under this announcement may be used by the successful applicant to defray transportation and subsistence expenses for non-federal attendees at training sessions, work group meetings, or workshops. The applicant will select meeting locations, secure meeting facilities (e.g., meeting rooms, accommodations, audio-visual equipment, etc.), develop meeting agendas and materials, and select the speakers. If EPA co-sponsors one or more of these events EPA will do so in accordance with a co-sponsorship agreement developed between EPA and the recipient. EPA will support these events as a co-sponsor by providing technical assistance, promotion of the events, review of agendas, and printed materials. The successful applicant will be responsible for determining any registration fees and for establishing and managing a waiver process of any fees for specific individuals (e.g., speakers, tribal officials, etc.). The successful applicant will use its logos on any materials it provides; EPA will use it logos on any materials it provides. The applicant is solely responsible for determining a methodology for selecting and funding reimbursement requests and providing a report on how participating non-federal attendees benefited from the training sessions, meetings, or workshops. EPA will not participate in the selection or approval of individuals who receive travel assistance.

In their proposals, applicants should describe the technical approach to addressing the National Priority Area described above. The proposal should include a description of the roles and responsibilities of the applicant in carrying out the project elements. The proposal should also include a description of the applicant’s plan for active transfer of project results, methods, and/or effective strategies to state, tribal, local governmental agencies, and/or other interested stakeholders so that the others can better build their wetland programs. Examples of ways to transfer results include:

i. Share results on a website and share the website address with relevant organizations;
ii. Present results at forums typically attended by representatives from state/tribal/local government wetland programs;
iii. Document how you intend to share results with a relevant state/tribal/local government wetland program; and
iv. Conduct a webinar or other outreach to state/tribes/local governments at relevant conferences.

Effective partnerships are important for the success of projects under this announcement. In their proposals, applicants should identify appropriate and necessary partnerships to successfully conduct the project. If you choose not to partner proposals will be evaluated based on how the applicant demonstrates how project outputs and outcomes will be accomplished successfully without partners Applicants should also include a clear description of the roles of specific partners in the project’s components/tasks. If the applicant chooses to identify any partner entities who will receive subawards or procurement contracts (including consultants), please pay careful attention to the information to the CONTRACTS AND SUBAWARDS provision clauses before doing so as EPA will not consider their qualifications unless the applicant selects them in compliance with applicable regulations and provisions. Partnerships between organizations can greatly benefit from one another’s experience and expertise.

Statutory Authority:

The statutory authority for the assistance agreements to be awarded under this announcement is section 104(b)(3) of the CWA. Section 104(b)(3) of the CWA restricts the use of these assistance agreements to improving wetland programs by: conducting or promoting the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects (including health and welfare effects), extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution. Projects that are demonstrations must involve new or experimental technologies, methods, or approaches where the results of demonstration projects will be disseminated so that others can benefit from the knowledge gained from the demonstration projects. A project that is accomplished through the performance of routine, traditional, or established practices, or a project that is simply intended to carry out a task rather than transfer information or advance the state of knowledge, however worthwhile the project might be, is not considered a demonstration project. Implementation projects are not eligible for funding under this announcement.

Funds received under this announcement cannot be used for the purchase of land or conservation easements. Proposal tasks that are or might be required by a previous or pending permit (e.g., CWA section 404 permit, CWA section 402 permit, CWA section 401 certification) or federal, state, tribal, or local government regulatory requirement(s) are not eligible for funding because they are implementation tasks. Implementation of individual mitigation projects, mitigation banks, or in-lieu-fee mitigation programs are not eligible for funding. Wetland restoration training projects cannot include wetlands constructed only for the purposes of treating wastewater or stormwater. Funds cannot be used to fund payment of taxes for landowners who have a wetland on their property. Purchase of vehicles (including boats, motor homes, etc.) and office furniture are not eligible for funding under this program. The lease of vehicles may be eligible for funding, but is contingent on justification of need in the proposal narrative. Funds cannot be used for activities to implement a wetlands program, for fundraising, or for gifts. Projects must be performed entirely within the 50 United States, Tribal Lands, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories (i.e., Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa). Proposed projects must comply with all state and federal regulations applicable to the project area. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure compliance.

Wetland mapping as part of a project to develop a state/tribal/local government program to research, investigate, experiment, train, demonstrate, survey, and study the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution is eligible for funding. Funds used for mapping wetlands must use the “National Wetland Mapping Standard” (FGDC Wetland Mapping Standard) developed by a work group of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and cannot be used for mapping of wetlands that do not use this standard. Applicants can propose to form "Wetland Mapping Coalitions" to fund regional (two or more states and/or tribes) mapping efforts.

Environmental Results and Linkage to Strategic Plan:

The activities to be funded under this announcement support EPA’s FY 2018 – FY 2022 Strategic Plan. Awards made under this announcement will support Goal 1- Core Mission: Deliver real results to provide Americans with clean air, land, and water, and ensure chemical safety; Objective 1.2 - Provide for Clean and Safe Water: Ensure waters are clean through improved water infrastructure and, in partnership with states and tribes, sustainably manage programs to support drinking water, aquatic ecosystems, and recreational, economic, and subsistence activities.

All proposed projects must demonstrate a linkage to the Strategic Plan priorities and include specific statements describing the environmental results of the proposed project in terms of well-defined outputs and, to the maximum extent practicable, well-defined outcomes that will demonstrate how the project will contribute to the overall goal of restoring and protecting aquatic ecosystems.

Environmental results are a way to gauge a project’s performance and are described in terms of outputs and outcomes. Expected environmental outputs (or deliverables) refer to an environmental activity, effort, and/or associated work product related to an environmental goal or objective, that will be produced or provided over a period of time or by a specified date. Outputs may be quantitative or qualitative but must be measurable during an assistance agreement funding period.

Examples of anticipated outputs from the assistance agreements to be awarded under this announcement include, but are not limited to:

-Criteria for assessing the condition of wetlands (qualitative – may be measured as whether criteria have been developed).
-Tools and/or guides to help state/tribal/local government decision makers integrate wetland protection into broader watershed planning (quantitative – may be measured as number of tools developed or number of organizations receiving materials).
-Organization and administration of workshops to educate and train partners (e.g., workshops for local governments on ordinances to protect wetlands) (qualitative – may be measured by attendee comments or evaluations, or quantitative – number of attendees).
-Methods and/or criteria protocols to assess the success of a mitigation site (qualitative – may be measured by whether methods have been developed).
-Methods to develop water quality standards (qualitative – may be measured by whether methods have been developed).
-Smartphone or tablet apps to facilitate monitoring data collection and sharing (qualitative – may be measured by whether methods have been developed).
-Protocols and/or guides to assess, prioritize, and/or track (report on) voluntary restoration sites (qualitative – may be measured by whether tracking system has been developed).

Environmental outcomes are the result, effect, or consequence that will occur from carrying out an environmental program or activity that is related to an environmental or programmatic goal or objective, and are used as a way to gauge a project’s performance and take the form of output measures and outcome measures. Outcomes may be environmental, behavioral, health-related or programmatic in nature. Outcomes must be quantitative and may not necessarily be achieved within an assistance agreement funding period. Outcomes may be short term (changes in learning, knowledge, attitude, skills), intermediate (changes in behavior, practice, or decisions), or long-term (changes in condition of the natural resource).

Examples of anticipated outcomes from the assistance agreements to be awarded under his announcement include, but are not limited to:
-Increase in knowledge (may be measured by pre- and post-training assessments).
-Enhanced knowledge of wetland location, extent, type and change via updating of existing wetland maps or creation of new maps.
-Improved wetland protection efforts (may be measured in percent of protection sites meeting performance criteria).
-Application of informed, scientifically valid approaches to watershed planning that will protect, prevent, and reduce pollution to wetlands and other aquatic resources (may be measured through the use of decision framework or model analysis).
-Increased understanding of how to ensure “no net loss” in quality and quantity of wetlands in the CWA section 404 regulatory program (assessment of wetland function and condition).

As part of the proposal workplan, applicants are required to describe how the project results will link the outcomes to the Agency’s Strategic Plan. Additional information regarding EPA’s definition of environmental results in terms of outputs and outcomes can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/grants/linking-assistance-agreements-environmental-results.

Type of Funding:

It is anticipated that grants and cooperative agreements may be funded under this announcement. When cooperative agreements are awarded, EPA will have substantial involvement with the project workplan and budget. Although EPA will negotiate precise terms and conditions relating to substantial involvement as part of the award process, the anticipated substantial federal involvement for projects selected may include:

1. Close monitoring of the recipient’s performance.
2. Collaboration during the performance of the scope of work.
3. In accordance with 2 CFR 200 Subpart D (200.317 through 200.326) as appropriate, review of proposed procurements.
4. Review of qualifications of key personnel (EPA does not have authority to select employees or contractors employed by the recipient).
5. Review and comment on content of tasks/deliverables and reports/publications (printed or electronic) prepared under the cooperative agreement (the final decision on the content of reports rests with the recipient).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183690

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$700,000

Number of Grants:

It is anticipated that approximately three to seven awards will be incrementally funded under this announcement.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The federal portion of the awards for projects selected will range from $75,000 to $200,000, depending on the amount requested and the overall size and scope of the projects.

Term of Contract:

It is anticipated that awards under this announcement will have one to four year project periods.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants under this announcement are nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia which are capable of undertaking activities that advance wetland programs. Nonprofit private universities and colleges and nonprofit institutions of higher education are considered nonprofit organizations and are eligible under this announcement. Individual states, tribes, local governments, and for-profit organizations are not eligible to apply under this announcement. 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. EPA may ask applicants to demonstrate that they are eligible for funding under this announcement including demonstrating that they are capable of undertaking activities that advance wetland programs.

Interstate agencies must meet the requirements of CWA Section 502(2). The term “interstate agency” is defined in CWA Section 502 as “an agency of two or more states established by or pursuant to an agreement or compact approved by the Congress, or any other agency of two or more states, having substantial powers or duties pertaining to the control of pollution as determined and approved by the Administrator.” Interstate agencies may be asked to provide a citation to the statutory authority which establishes their status.

Intertribal consortia must meet the requirements of 40 CFR Part 35.504. An intertribal consortium is a partnership between two or more tribes that is authorized by the governing bodies of those tribes to apply for and receive assistance (see 40 CFR 35.502.). The intertribal consortium is eligible only if the consortium demonstrates that all of its members meet the eligibility requirements and authorize the consortium to apply for and receive assistance in accordance with 40 CFR 35.504 at the time of proposal submission. An intertribal consortium must submit with its proposal to EPA adequate documentation of the existence of the partnership and the authorization of the consortium by its members to apply for and receive the grant (see 40 CFR 35.504.).

Nonprofit organizations may be asked to provide documentation that they meet the definition of a nonprofit organization in 2 CFR 200.70 (nonprofit organizations).

Ineligible Activities:
-Funds cannot be used to fund payment of taxes for landowners who have a wetland on their property.
-Funds cannot be used for the purchase of land or conservation easements.
-Proposal tasks that are or might be required by a previous or pending permit (e.g., CWA section 404 permit, CWA section 402 permit, CWA section 401 certification) or federal, state, tribal, or local government regulatory requirement(s) are not eligible for funding because they are implementation tasks.
-Funds cannot be used for implementation of individual mitigation projects, mitigation banks, or in- lieu-fee mitigation programs.
-Wetland restoration training projects cannot include wetlands constructed for the purposes of only treating wastewater or stormwater.
-Purchase of any type of equipment including vehicles, boats, motor homes office furniture valued at $5,000 or more is not eligible for funding.
-Lease of a vehicle(s) may be permitted, but is contingent on justification of need in the proposal narrative.
-Funds cannot be used for activities to implement a wetlands program, for fundraising, or for gifts.
-Projects must be performed entirely within the 50 United States, Tribal Lands, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories (i.e., Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa).

Pre-Application Information:

The total amount of expected federal funding available under this announcement is approximately $700,000 ($350,000 expected from FY 2018 and $350,000 expected from FY 2019), depending on Agency funding levels, the quality of proposals received, and other applicable considerations.

All applicants must demonstrate in their proposal submission how they will contribute a minimum non-federal cost share/match of 25 percent of the total project costs (total federal share and applicant cost share/match) in accordance with 40 CFR 35.385, and 35.615. This means that EPA will fund a maximum of 75 percent of the total project cost.

The cost share/match may be provided in cash or can come from in-kind contributions, such as the use of volunteers and/or donated time, equipment, expertise, etc., subject to the regulations governing matching fund requirements at 2 CFR 200.306, as applicable.

Questions must be submitted in writing via e-mail and must be received by the Agency Contact before June 11, 2018. Written responses will be posted on EPA’s website at:
https://www.epa.gov/wetlands/wetland-program-development-grants

All proposals must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by 11:59 PM EDT June 21, 2018. Late proposals will not be considered for funding.

The electronic submission of your application must be made by an official representative of your institution who is registered with Grants.gov and is authorized to sign applications for Federal assistance. If your organization is not currently registered with Grants.gov, please encourage your office to designate an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) and ask that individual to begin the registration process as soon as possible.

Please note that the registration process also requires that your organization have an Unique Entity Identifier (e.g., DUNS number) and a current registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) and the process of obtaining both could take a month or more. Applicants must ensure that all registration requirements are met in order to apply for this opportunity through grants.gov and should ensure that all such requirements have been met well in advance of the submission deadline. Registration on grants.gov, SAM.gov, and DUNS number assignment is FREE.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=EPA-OW-OWOW-18-03

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Myra Price
202-566-1225
price.myra@epa.gov

CFDA Number:

66.462

Funding or Pin Number:

EPA-OW-OWOW-18-03

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