Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program (PRP)

The purpose of the program shall be to restore the ecological health of the Basin by developing and funding restoration projects and related scientific and public education projects.




Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2016: The program will continue to work to restore the ecological
health of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.

In FY 2016, EPA will invest funds awarded for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Program for the following activities:

- Completing plans and studies as identified in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Program Comprehensive Management Plan (LPBCMP) which supports the following goals:

- Planning and design of consolidated wastewater treatment systems which support the Agency's Sustainable Infrastructure goal;

- Repair and replacement studies to improve existing wastewater systems; and

- Investigation and design of storm water management systems.

- Conducting outreach and public education projects that address the goals of the LPBCMP, such as:

- Improving the management of animal waste lagoons by educating and assisting the agricultural community on lagoon maintenance techniques;

- Protecting and restoring critical habitats and encouraging sustainable growth by providing information and guidance on habitat protection and green development techniques; and

- Reducing pollution at its source

Funding Priorities for 2017

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2017: The program will continue to work to restore the ecological health of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.

In FY 2017, EPA invest funds for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Program for the following type of activities: Completing plans and studies as identified in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Program Comprehensive Management Plan (LPBCMP) which supports the following goals: - Planning and design of consolidated wastewater treatment systems, which support the Agency's Sustainable Infrastructure goal; - Repair and replacement studies to improve existing wastewater systems; and - Investigation and design of storm water management systems.

Conducting outreach and public education projects that address the goals of the LPBCMP, such as: - Improving the management of animal waste lagoons by educating and assisting the agricultural community on lagoon maintenance techniques; - Protecting and restoring critical habitats and encouraging sustainable growth by providing information and guidance on habitat protection and green development techniques; and - Reducing pollution at its source.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: For 2016, fourteen (14) projects were funded ranging from $25,000 to $327,680.

The projects include: Reserve wastewater collection system lift station and force main capacity evaluation; emergency power for lift stations; lift station sub-basin collection area assessment; storm water management plan; Lake Pontchartrain ecosystem restoration & preservation program; upgrade lift station and force main; pollution source tracking for water quality in the Ponchitolawa Creek watershed; redirecting flows project for a municipality; sewer district phase II expansion study; landscape and stormwater management design plan for Bucktown Marina ecology park; lift station rehabilitation; and phase II of a sanitary sewerage improvement program.

Fiscal Year 2017: NA.

Fiscal Year 2018: NA.


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Leslie Rauscher Project Officer, 6WQ-AT USEPA Region 6 1445 Ross Avenue Dallas, TX 75202 214-665-2773 office 214-665-6490 fax ritzky.sylvia@epa.gov.



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: For 2016, fourteen (14) projects were funded ranging from $25,000 to $327,680. The projects include: Reserve wastewater collection system lift station and force main capacity evaluation; emergency power for lift stations; lift station sub-basin collection area assessment; storm water management plan; Lake Pontchartrain ecosystem restoration & preservation program; upgrade lift station and force main; pollution source tracking for water quality in the Ponchitolawa Creek watershed; redirecting flows project for a municipality; sewer district phase II expansion study; landscape and stormwater management design plan for Bucktown Marina ecology park; lift station rehabilitation; and phase II of a sanitary sewerage improvement program. Fiscal Year 2017: NA. Fiscal Year 2018: NA.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Administrator may make grants (1) for restoration projects and studies recommended by a management conference convened for the basin under section 320, and (2) for public education projects recommended by the management conference. 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: http://geodata.epa.gov. 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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The grants for this program are awarded to the Management Conference, also know as the PRP, for restoration projects, studies and public education projects.

Eligible sub-grantees for this program include the Parishes and Cities within the 16 parish area of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Watershed and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

Local, nonprofits (includes State-designated Indian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals).

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.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible applicants for assistance include the Parishes and Cities within the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Watershed and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance 2 CFR 200 Subpart E for State and local governments. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by 2 CFR 200 and 1500 must be used for this program.' must be used 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. 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.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Completed applications should be submitted to the appropriate EPA Regional Office contact. Applicants are required to use http://www.grants.gov to electronically apply for grant opportunities under this CFDA.

Award Procedures

Applications are evaluated by the appropriate EPA office and are subject to review for technical merit, soundness of design, and reasonableness of proposed costs. Approved projects are awarded by the Regional Administrator. 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.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Clean Water Act , Section 121; Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Act of 2012, Section 121 and 320 of the Clean Water Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Grants are awarded within two months of receipt of a complete application.

Appeals

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.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 5%. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25% statutory. This program does not have MOE requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The terms of the grant shall be determined at the time of grant award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance disbursement will be determined at the time of award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program report information is included in the semi-annual reports submitted to the Region 6 Project Officer.

No cash reports are required.

The recipient will be required to submit semi-annual progress reports to the EPA Region 6 Project Officer.

The recipient will include expenditure reports in the semi-annual reports submitted to the EPA Region 6 Project Officer.

Progress reports are submitted semi-annually and yearly program-grant reviews are conducted by EPA Region 6 for the program.

Audits

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. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-federal entities that expend $750,000 or more in a year in Federal awards shall 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.

Records

Financial records, including all documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts. All records must be maintained for 3 years from the date of submission of the annual financial status report. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

68-0108-0-1-304.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $948,000; FY 17 est $947,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available(Exp: contingent upon Congressional re) - Federal Funds awarded for the following Fiscal Years (FY): FY 2016 - $948,000; The funds allocated for FY 2017 are $947,000. Funds for FY 2018 are contingent upon Congressional re-authorization of the program.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range of funding for the projects for FY 2015 for sixteen (16) projects was $22,000 to $246,080. The average including all sixteen (16) projects was $62,698. The range for FY 2016, for fourteen (14) projects was $25,000 to $327,680. The average including all fourteen (14) projects was $67,642.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards; Title 2 CFR, Parts 200 and 1500.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Leslie Rauscher Project Officer, 6WQ-AT USEPA Region 6 1445 Ross Avenue Dallas, TX 75202 214-665-2773 office 214-665-6490 fax ritzky.sylvia@epa.gov.

Headquarters Office

Leslie Rauscher USEPA Region 6 1445 Ross Avenue , Dallas, Texas 75202 Email: rauscher.leslie@epa.gov Phone: 214-665-2773

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

PRP projects to be funded are selected through an annual, publicly-vetted process with the selection of projects made by the PRP Executive committee and ultimately approved by an internal regional EPA review. The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this CFDA description will be described in the competitive announcement.


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