Southeastern Multi-Media and Geographic Priority Projects

To fund projects, including surveys, studies, investigations, demonstrations, training, outreach, human health and the environment to (1) prevent, reduce and eliminate pollution through the promotion of environmental sustainability; (2) build capacity on environmental sustainability and public health
issues; (3) support the development and implementation of sustainability strategies and enhance environmental literacy; (4) promote coordination and collaboration between and among federal, state, and local governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as build environmental education capacity at institutions of higher education.



Funding Priority 2015:There were no projects funded in FY15.



Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2016: There were no projects funded in FY16.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2017: The projects should be centered around providing a forum for academic advisors and sustainability coordinators to collaborate with industry, college and graduate level students to establish and broaden environmental learning opportunities that promote capacity building on environmental sustainability and public health issues, including the creation of hands-on instructional learning of sustainable practices including pollution prevention, water and energy conservation, watershed protection, and environmental stewardship.

The project should also serve to foster an environmental literacy plan to ensure that students have an understanding of environmental sustainability and how it interconnects with the green economy.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


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.

Caroline Robinson Senior Advisor Office of the Regional Administrator Region 4, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Email: freeman.caroline@epa.gov Phone: 404 562-8976.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Mississippi Valley State University $ 14,965   2014-11-012016-10-31
Centre College Of Kentucky $ 36,247   2012-10-012015-09-30
Birmingham-southern College $ 39,861   2012-10-012014-12-31
Spelman College $ 25,000   2012-10-012014-11-30
Rollins College $ 24,998   2012-10-012014-09-30
Greening Youth Foundation, Inc $ 85,000   2012-09-012014-09-30
North Carolina Agricultural And Technical State University $ 0   2012-09-042012-12-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: There were no projects funded during FY16. Fiscal Year 2017: Not available. Fiscal Year 2018: NA.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Projects conducted within the geographic boundaries of EPA's Region 4, which comprises the states and tribal lands of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, are eligible for funding when it is available.

Interstate, state, tribal, intrastate, and local government agencies, districts, and councils; and public and private universities and colleges, laboratories, and research facilities; and public or private non-governmental, non-profit institutions are eligible to apply, unless restricted by the authorizing statutes.

Non-profit organizations must have documentation of non-profit status from the U.S.

Internal Revenue Service or their state of incorporation, except that non-profits organizations as defined in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act 1995 or superseding legislation are ineligible. 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

Interstate, state, tribal, intrastate, and local government agencies, districts, and councils; public and private universities and colleges, laboratories, and research facilities; and public or private non-governmental, non-profit institutions are eligible to apply, unless restricted by the authorizing statutes.

Credentials/Documentation

EPA may require applicants and principle investigators to demonstrate appropriate background, academic training, experience in the field, and necessary equipment to carry out projects, and to provide curriculum vitae and relevant publications. EPA may require nonprofit organizations to provide documentation of nonprofit status accorded by the Internal Revenue Service or their state of incorporation. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

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.

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. The standard application forms, as furnished by the Federal agency, 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 and Interagency Agreements Management Division, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Mailcode (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. For competitive awards, Requests for Initial Proposals or Requests for Applications will specify application procedures. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through http://www.grants.gov

Award Procedures

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

Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act, Section 203; National Environmental Education Act, Section 6; Toxic Substances Control Act, Section 10; Safe Drinking Water Act, Section 1442; Solid Waste Disposal Act, Section 8001; Pollution Prevention Act, Section 6605; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Section 20; Clean Water Act, Section 104; Clean Air Act, Section 103; Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, Section 104&311; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Section 8001.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 180 days from receipt of final application, through selection and notification, and development and approval of work plan, to award of funds.

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

EPA can fund grants and cooperative agreements for surveys, studies, investigations, demonstrations, training, education, limited research, outreach, and/or special-purpose activities incrementally. Approval of incremental funding depends on satisfactory project progress as well as continued relevance of the project and availability of funds. The application procedure is identical to applying for a new grant, with the same funds source, selection criteria, and review procedure.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

EPA may negotiate the project period with each applicant based on project requirements. The term of the grant shall be determined at the time of the grant award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are issued electronically through automated funds transfer. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: reimbursement.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

EPA may include reporting requirements in the terms and conditions of the assistance agreements, which may require quarterly, interim, and final performance reports, and financial, equipment, and inventory reports.

Progress reports are required under this program.

An interim and final Federal Financial Report financial status report will be required.

No performance monitoring is required.

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

Recipients must demonstrate financial management capability, keep financial records including documentation for entries on accounting and for any changes in grant requirements, and make records available to personnel authorized to examine assistance recipients' records. Recipients must maintain all records for a minimum of three years from the date of submission of the final report and until all questions regarding the assistance agreement, such as those arising from audits, are resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-8153-0-1-304; 68-0103-0-1-304; 68-0107-0-1-304; 68-0108-0-1-304; 68-8145-0-1-304.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $15,000; and FY 18 est $0 - There was no funding or awards made in FY 15 and FY16. The FY17 funding is $15,000. FY18 We do not have an estimated budget amount at this time. This information will be updated when we receive further guidance.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

In FY14, the one assistance agreement awarded was for $14,965 with a two year budget and project period. There were no awards made in FY15 and FY16.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Assistance agreements under this program are in accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200 and 2 CFR 1500.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Caroline Robinson Senior Advisor Office of the Regional Administrator Region 4, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Email: freeman.caroline@epa.gov Phone: 404 562-8976.

Headquarters Office

Caroline Freeman Caroline Freeman Senior Advisor Office of the Regional Administrator Region 4, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Email: Freeman.caroline@epa.gov Phone: 404 562-8976 , Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Email: freeman.caroline@epa.gov Phone: 404 562-8976

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this CFDA description will be described in the competitive announcement.



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