Fiscal Year 2016: Indoor Environments: Conducting training courses and outreach activities for environmental health professionals on indoor air quality topics including asthma triggers, schools, radon, indoor air quality in homes, large buildings, and community outreach.
Climate Change Division: Feasibility Studies/Training Landfill Gas Program- Global Methane Initiative, Assessment Methane Technologies and Management Practices for Municipal Wastewater Facilities in Chile- Global Methane Initiative projects in various developing countries.
Climate Protection Partnerships: This project will use voluntary and market based strategies to realize energy efficiency gains in products and buildings.
The long term goal for the work outlined in this work plan is to create lasting, sustainable change in the market resulting in significant energy savings, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and reduced utility bills.
This project will establish product energy performance and testing metrics, collect energy performance data, conduct outreach around the energy use and efficiency opportunities of products and buildings, support development of product labeling and verification programs, and support utility program design.
Fiscal Year 2017: Climate Change Division: Tribal Climate Change Health Impacts Capacity Building Project-build tribal capacity to address the health effects of climate change and plan for new or changing tribal community health needs as the climate changes; Energy Modeling Forum for Climate Economics- convene preeminent economic and integrated assessment modeling teams to engage in model comparison studies and climate policy studies.; Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation, Impacts, and Adaptation within the United States.
Climate Partnership Program: Voluntary and market based strategies to realize energy efficiency gains in products and buildings.
Established a freight outreach center to promote fuel efficient practices and technologies to heavy duty diesel vehicle operators.
Indoor Environments: Conducted technical training courses and outreach activities for environmental health professionals on indoor air quality topics including asthma trigger mitigation in homes, school environmental health, radon testing and mitigation, indoor air quality in homes, large buildings, and community outreach.
Fiscal Year 2018: NA.
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Mid-atlantic Regional Air Management Association Inc||$ 898,049||   ||2020-10-01||2026-09-30|
|Central States Air Resource Agency||$ 502,153||   ||2020-10-01||2025-09-30|
|Environmental Quality, Idaho Department Of||$ 395,932||   ||2020-04-01||2025-03-31|
|Leland Stanford Junior University, The||$ 100,000||   ||2020-04-01||2025-03-31|
|Environmental Management, Rhode Island Dept Of||$ 147,488||   ||2020-07-01||2024-06-30|
|Environmental Conservation, Vermont Department Of||$ 124,988||   ||2020-07-01||2024-06-30|
|Environmental Protection, Massachusetts Department Of||$ 76,993||   ||2020-07-01||2024-06-30|
|Ecology, Washington State Department Of||$ 145,970||   ||2019-07-01||2024-06-30|
|Environmental Management, Rhode Island Dept Of||$ 185,821||   ||2020-07-01||2024-03-31|
|Environmental Services, New Hampshire Department Of||$ 282,693||   ||2020-05-01||2024-03-31|
Fiscal Year 2016: (1)Indoor Air/Radon: Produced effective outreach strategies to educate key audiences about indoor air pollutants and their associated health risks, convincing them to adopt effective mitigation and control strategies. These outreach strategies focused on several critical aspects of indoor air quality that pose significant risks to public health, and in particular, to children and to other disproportionately impacted segments of society. These include: reducing the exposure of children and others with asthma to indoor triggers that worsen their condition; promoting the adoption of operation and maintenance practices in schools throughout the nation to reduce the harmful effects of poor indoor air quality on the health of students and staff; promoting voluntary radon testing by homeowners to identify elevated levels and fix them when they are found, as well as working with homebuilders to incorporate radon resistant construction features into new homes; and encouraging adult smokers to protect their children from the adverse health effects of environmental exposure to secondhand smoke by making a conscious decision to smoke outside and keep their homes and cars smokefree (2)Climate Change Division: The USEPA's Global Methane Initiative Grants program provides cooperative agreements to recipients around the globe to build capacity and promote international capture and use of methane. The grants have become an integral and important capacity building instrument of the Global Methane Initiative, a public-private partnership (of more than 33 partner governments) that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by promoting the cost-effective, near-term recovery and use of methane, a GHG that is more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Methane capture and use projects supported by the partnership through grants and other means are currently reducing emissions by more than 27.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent ~ annually equivalent to the annual emissions from 5 million passenger vehicles. The USEPA's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Grants program will help facilities that participate in voluntary, state-based and federal GHG reporting programs better understand the requirements of voluntary and state GHG reporting programs in comparison to the federal rule; and identify options for how data collected through state and federal reporting requirements may be used to inform state GHG programs and facility-level efforts to identify emissions-reduction opportunities. (3) Climate Partnership Protection: Continued to reduce GHG and improved air quality through collaborative efforts with stakeholders. (4)Mobile Sources: Awarded funds for the continued operation and maintenance of the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) Information Exchange, an online repository of OBD information for State inspection and maintenance programs, the automotive industry, and the general public. Fiscal Year 2017: Climate Change Division: CCD?s grants helped build the capacity of tribes to address the health impacts of climate change. In addition, EPA?s ?Integrated Assessment of Greenhouse Gases? helped advance the science and understanding needed to provide to provide technical, analytical, and scientific support for the regulatory action consistent with Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth dated March 28, 2017. Climate Protection Partnerships Division (CPPD): CPPD?s programs helped American families and businesses save energy and money while also protecting the environment by helping reduce air emissions. Indoor Air/Radon: Delivered effective technical assistance and outreach strategies to educate key audiences about indoor air pollutants and their associated health risks, convincing them to adopt effective mitigation and control strategies. These efforts focused on several critical aspects of indoor air quality that pose significant risks to public health, and in particular, to children and to other disproportionately impacted segments of society. These include: reducing the exposure of children and others with asthma to indoor triggers that worsen their condition; promoting the adoption of operation and maintenance practices in schools throughout the nation to reduce the harmful effects of poor indoor air quality on the health of students and staff; promoting voluntary radon testing by homeowners to identify elevated levels and fix them when they are found, as well as working with homebuilders to incorporate radon resistant construction features into new homes; and encouraging adult smokers to protect their children from the adverse health effects of environmental exposure to secondhand smoke by making a conscious decision to smoke outside and keep their homes and cars smokefree. Fiscal Year 2018: NA.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grants and cooperative agreements are available to support recipients' allowable direct costs incident to approved Surveys, Studies, Research, Investigations, Demonstrations and Special Purpose plus allowable indirect costs, in accordance with established EPA policies and regulations.
Assistance agreement awards under this program may involve or relate to geospatial information.
Further information regarding geospatial information may be obtained by viewing the following website: https://www.epa.gov/geospatial. Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or government-owned vehicles, or while driving privately-owned vehicles when on official government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the government.
Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to conduct initiatives of the type described in section 3(a) of the Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving Executive Order that was signed on October 1, 2009.
Generally this program makes Federal awards on a discretionary basis.
For further information, please contact the Headquarters or regional office.
Assistance under this program is generally available to States, local governments, territories, Indian Tribes, and possessions of the U.S., including the District of Columbia, international organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, other public or private nonprofit institutions, which submit applications proposing projects with significant technical merit and relevance to EPA's Office of Air and Radiation's mission.
Eligibility for projects awarded or competed exclusively with State and Tribal Assistance Grant (STAG) funds is limited to air pollution control agencies, as defined in section 302(b) of the Clean Air Act that are also eligible to receive grants under section 105 of the Clean Air Act, and/or federally recognized tribes and inter-tribal consortia, consisting of federally recognized tribe members.
For certain competitive funding opportunities under this CFDA description, the Agency may limit eligibility to compete to a number or subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy.
State and local governments, U.S. territories and possessions, Indian Tribes, universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, and other public and private nonprofit institutions.
Costs will be determined in accordance with Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200. Applicants may be requested to demonstrate they have appropriate background, academic training, experience in the field, and necessary equipment to carry out projects. EPA may ask applicants or principle investigators to provide curriculum vitae and relevant publications. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Regarding pre-application/pre-proposal assistance with respect to competitive funding opportunities under this program description, EPA will generally specify the nature of the pre-application/pre-proposal assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in the competitive announcement.
For additional information, contact the individual(s) listed as 'Information Contacts' or see Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to 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 and Interagency Agreements Management Division, 3903R, Washington, DC 20460 or through the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through http://www.grants.gov.
For competitive awards, EPA will review and evaluate applications, proposals, and/or submissions in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria stated in the competitive announcement. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, Section 102(2)(F), Public Law 91-190, 42 U.S.C 4332; Clean Air Act of 1963, Section 103, Public Law 95-95, 42 U.S.C 7401.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 180 days.
Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures published in 70 FR (Federal Register) 3629, 3630 (January 26, 2005). Copies of these procedures may also be requested by contacting the individual(s) listed as 'Information Contacts.' Disputes relating to matters other than the competitive selection of recipients will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.
None. Generally, EPA incrementally funds grants and cooperative agreements for Surveys, Studies, Research, and Investigations. Approval of subsequent funding increments is dependent on satisfactory project progress, continued relevance of the project to EPA's priorities, availability of funds, and Agency policy on the competitive grant process.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: While there is no statutory or regulatory cost sharing requirement for this program, as a matter of policy the Agency may impose a cost sharing requirement in specific competitions. If the Agency decides to do this, the cost sharing terms will be stated in Section III of the competitive announcement. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
EPA normally funds grants and cooperative agreements on a 12-month basis. However, EPA can negotiate the project period with each applicant based on project requirements. EPA limits project periods to 5 years. Grants are generally fully funded or on an incremental funding basis. Successful applicants will be notified either via U.S. mail or electronically. Such notification is contingent upon information contained in the resulting solicitation. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance agreements may be incrementally (quarterly) or fully (lump sum) funded.
Post Assistance Requirements
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 Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200. Grantees are required to submit program reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance requirements stated in Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.
Grantees are required to submit financial reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Financial Reporting and Financial Management Systems requirements stated in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.
Grantees are required to submit progress reports in accordance with Agency policy and the Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance requirements stated in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.
No expenditure reports are required.
Grantees are required to perform performance monitoring in accordance with Agency policy and requirements stated in the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.
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 agreements records. Recipients must maintain all records until 3 years from the date of submission of final expenditure 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.
68-0103-0-1-304; 68-1018-0-1-304; 68-0107-0-1-304.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $4,661,355; FY 17 est $7,480,000; and FY 18 est $2,930,000 - FY 2016 - $4,661,355; FY 2017-$7,480,000 FY2018-$2,930,000 (Projected).
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
EPA generally award grants ranging in value from $5,000 to $750,000 per fiscal year. The average value of each grant is $150,000 per fiscal year.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Surveys, Studies, Research, and Investigations grants and cooperative agreements are subject to the Uniform Grants Guidance 2 CFR 200.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. EPA encourages potential applicants to communicate with the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog, and the Headquarters program contacts listed below.
Eric Geer 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Mail Code 6102A, Washington, District of Columbia 20460 Email: email@example.com Phone: 202-564-0890 Fax: 202-564-1327
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
EPA selects proposed Surveys, Studies, Research, and Investigations projects for funding based on factors such as relevancy to EPA's mission, technical merit, and the likelihood of success. If EPA issues a solicitation for applications for a particular project or group of projects, the solicitation will identify specific criteria. The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this CFDA description will be described in the competitive announcement.
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