TSCA Title IV State Lead Grants Certification of Lead-Based Paint Professionals

The goal of EPA's lead-based paint program is to eliminate childhood lead poisoning.

The program is comprised of four strategies designed to achieve the this goal 1) Establish standards to define where lead hazards are present in paint, dust and soil; 2) Give the public information about lead
hazards and steps to protect themselves; 3) Ensure that information about known lead-based paint hazards is disclosed to individuals buying or renting pre-1978 housing, and that owners and occupants of pre-1978 housing are provided information on lead-based paint hazards before renovation activities take place; 4) Establish lead-safe work practice standards and require lead-based paint professionals and renovators who work in pre-1978 housing to be trained and certified.



The objective of this grant program is to assist States, Tribes, and Territories in developing and carrying out authorized programs that: (a) certify contractors engaged in lead-based paint activities and accredit lead-based paint activities training programs; (b) certify contractors engaged in renovation, repair and painting activities that disturb painted surfaces in most target housing; and/or (c) require distribution of lead-hazard information prior to renovation (pre-renovation education program).



Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2015: The priority for FY 2015 is to continue to provide assistance to authorized State, Tribal, and Territorial lead-based paint activities training and certification programs and pre-renovation education programs.

As appropriate, the Agency will use grant funding to provide assistance to a State, Tribal, or Territorial program looking to develop or administer an authorized Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program.



Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2016: The priority for FY 2016 is to continue to provide assistance to authorized State, Tribal, and Territorial lead-based paint activities training and certification programs and pre-renovation education programs.

As appropriate, the Agency will use grant funding to provide assistance to a State, Tribal, or Territorial program looking to develop or administer an authorized Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program.



Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2017: The priority for FY 2017 is to continue to provide assistance to authorized State, Tribal, and Territorial lead-based paint activities training and certification programs and pre-renovation education programs.

As appropriate, the Agency will use grant funding to provide assistance to a State, Tribal, or Territorial program looking to develop or administer an authorized Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Since FY93 EPA has provided financial assistance to the States, Territories and Indian Tribes aimed at the development, implementation and enforcement of approved programs under the final EPA lead-based paint activities training and certification rule (40 CFR part 745, subpart L).

The following is a list of previously funded activities: (a) core lead-based paint activities and enforcement capacity development; (b) developing the appropriate infrastructure to administer and enforce a lead-based paint activities program successfully; (c) overseeing the conduct of contractors engaged in lead-based paint activities; (d) overseeing and controlling training program activities; (e) ensuring compliance with requirements for post-abatement clearance sampling; (f) monitoring compliance with the work practice standards of regulations for the conduct of abatement; (g) implementing lead-based paint compliance assistance; (h) implementing the lead-based paint activities sampling techniques; and (i) implementing lead-based paint activities tracking tips and complaints efforts.

Fiscal Year 2017: Since FY93 EPA has provided financial assistance to the States, Territories and Indian Tribes aimed at the development, implementation and enforcement of approved programs under the final EPA lead-based paint activities training and certification rule (40 CFR part 745, subpart L).

The following is a list of previously funded activities: (a) core lead-based paint activities and enforcement capacity development; (b) developing the appropriate infrastructure to administer and enforce a lead-based paint activities program successfully; (c) overseeing the conduct of contractors engaged in lead-based paint activities; (d) overseeing and controlling training program activities; (e) ensuring compliance with requirements for post-abatement clearance sampling; (f) monitoring compliance with the work practice standards of regulations for the conduct of abatement; (g) implementing lead-based paint compliance assistance; (h) implementing the lead-based paint activities sampling techniques; and (i) implementing lead-based paint activities tracking tips and complaints efforts.

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.

Regional contacts for the EPA Lead Program can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/lead/where-you-live.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Natural Resources, Georgia Department Of $ 705,229   2018-07-012022-06-30
Health & Family Services, Kentucky Cabinet For $ 528,303   2018-07-012022-06-30
Public Health, Illinois Department Of $ 759,735   2018-10-012021-10-01
Health, New Jersey Department Of $ 633,944   2018-10-012021-09-30
Health, Ohio Department Of $ 751,602   2018-10-012021-09-30
Department Of Health Minnesota $ 733,637   2018-10-012021-09-30
Natural And Environmental Resources, Pr Department Of $ 571,659   2018-10-012021-09-30
Health Services, Wisconsin Department Of $ 767,753   2018-10-012021-09-30
Health & Human Services, Michigan Department Of $ 864,160   2018-10-012021-09-30
Public Health, Alabama Department Of $ 1,112,594   2017-07-012021-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: EPA's Lead Risk Reduction program contributes to the goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning by: Establishing a national pool of certified firms and individuals who are trained to carry out renovation and repair and painting projects while adhering to the lead-safe work practice standards, and to minimize lead dust hazards created in the course of such projects; Establishing standards governing lead hazard identification and abatement practices and maintaining a national pool of professionals trained and certified to implement those standards; and, Providing information and outreach to housing occupants and the public so they can make informed decisions and take actions about lead hazards in their homes. Fiscal Year 2017: EPA's Lead Risk Reduction program contributes to the goal of eliminating childhood lead poisoning by: Establishing a national pool of certified firms and individuals who are trained to carry out renovation and repair and painting projects while adhering to the lead-safe work practice standards, and to minimize lead dust hazards created in the course of such projects; Establishing standards governing lead hazard identification and abatement practices and maintaining a national pool of professionals trained and certified to implement those standards; and, Providing information and outreach to housing occupants and the public so they can make informed decisions and take actions about lead hazards in their homes. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance may be available for activities which relate to authorization under TSCA Title IV.

Supported activities must contribute or lead to the attainment or maintenance of authorization pursuant to TSCA Title IV.

Funds cannot be used for general program activities not related to the attainment or maintenance of authorized programs. 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. 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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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.

Eligible applicants for purposes of funding under these grant programs include any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S.

Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any agency or instrumentally thereof exclusive of local governments (includes public institutions of higher education and hospitals).

Beneficiary Eligibility

State any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any agency or instrumentally thereof exclusive of local governments may receive assistance under Section 404(g) of TSCA. 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 Assistance Agreement Competition Policy.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with 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

Discussions or informal meetings with the appropriate EPA Regional Office concerning program preparation are advisable.

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

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 excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Requests for application forms and completed applications should be submitted to the appropriate EPA Regional Office. The following forms and certifications must be included in all final grant applications: Standard Form 424 (Application for Federal Assistance); Standard Form 424A (Budget Information -- Non-Construction Programs); Standard Form 424B (Assurances -- Non-Construction Programs); Certification Regarding Lobbying and SF LLL, if applicable; Certification Regarding Debarment and Suspension; EPA Form 4700-4 (Compliance Review Report Form); and Quality Assurance Narrative Statement, if applicable. 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. Contact the appropriate EPA Regional Office for guidance on award procedures. Regional contacts for the EPA lead program can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/lead/where-you-live.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Toxic Substances Control Act, Section 404(g).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 90 days after deadline for application submission.

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

Applicants must reapply for grant funding each fiscal year.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Cooperative agreements are normally funded for a 12-month period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees usually receive either a lump sum payment or draw down funds as their Agency allows.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

EPA includes reporting requirements for grants and cooperative agreements in the terms and conditions of the agreements.

Agreements may require interim and final progress reports, and expenditure/financial, equipment and invention reports.

Progress reports are generally required at least semi-annually.

Specific reporting requirement are also identified in the Grant Regulations at 2 CFR 200 and 1500, as applicable.

Program reports are required under this program.

No cash reports are required.

Pursuant to 2 CFR 200.238, Monitoring and reporting program performance. (a) Monitoring by the non-Federal entity.

The non-Federal entity is responsible for oversight of the operations of the Federal award supported activities.

The non-Federal entity must monitor its activities under Federal awards to assure compliance with applicable Federal requirements and performance expectations are being achieved.

Monitoring by the non-Federal entity must cover each program, function or activity.

See also §200.331 Requirements for pass-through entities. (b) Non-construction performance reports.

The Federal awarding agency must use standard, OMB-approved data elements for collection of performance information (including performance progress reports, Research Performance Progress Report, or such future collections as may be approved by OMB and listed on the OMB Web site). (1) The non-Federal entity must submit performance reports at the interval required by the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity to best inform improvements in program outcomes and productivity.

Intervals must be no less frequent than annually nor more frequent than quarterly except in unusual circumstances, for example where more frequent reporting is necessary for the effective monitoring of the Federal award or could significantly affect program outcomes.

Annual reports must be due 90 calendar days after the reporting period; quarterly or semiannual reports must be due 30 calendar days after the reporting period.

Alternatively, the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity may require annual reports before the anniversary dates of multiple year Federal awards.

The final performance report will be due 90 calendar days after the period of performance end date.

If a justified request is submitted by a non-Federal entity, the Federal agency may extend the due date for any performance report. (2) The non-Federal entity must submit performance reports using OMB-approved government wide standard information collections when providing performance information.

As appropriate in accordance with above mentioned information collections, these reports will contain, for each Federal award, brief information on the following unless other collections are approved by OMB.

No expenditure reports are 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

Financial records, including all documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to cooperative agreements, must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA accounts. All records must be maintained for 3 years from the date of the submission of the annual financial status report, or longer if questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification

68-0103-0-1-304.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $13,921,000; FY 17 est $13,805,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - FY16 $13,921,000; FY17 $13,805,000 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

$16,000 to $350,000; average of $200,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

EPA Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments (2 CFR 200); Environmental Protection Agency. 'EPA Assistance Administration Manual,' available from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161 on a subscription basis; Order No. NTIS UB/031.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional contacts for the EPA Lead Program can be found at http://www2.epa.gov/lead/where-you-live.

Headquarters Office

Michelle Price, National Program Chemicals Division 7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20460 Email: price.michelle@epa.gov Phone: (202) 566-0744.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Regional contacts for the EPA lead program can be found at http://www.epa.gov/lead/epa-regional-contacts.



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