Solid Waste Management Assistance Grants

To promote use of integrated solid waste management systems to solve solid waste generation and management problems at the local, regional and national levels.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2015: Partnerships - Establishing and developing partnerships with states, local governments and
other non profit organizations to assist them in advancing their waste management programs, including recycling and reduction of wastes, appropriate management of wastes that are generated, and developing integrated waste management plans.

Education and Outreach - Developing and providing education, training, and outreach materials to educate and inform Americans about waste's impact on resource and energy use and pollution.

Fostering a better understanding of the environmental ramifications of collective actions including how individual purchasing and manufacturing decisions are connected to the environment and to enable Americans to make better choices resulting in increased recycling, less waste and greater energy savings.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2016: Partnerships - Establishing and developing partnerships with states, local governments and other non profit organizations to assist them in advancing their waste management programs, including recycling and reduction of wastes, appropriate management of wastes that are generated, and developing integrated waste management plans.

Education and Outreach - Developing and providing education, training, and outreach materials to educate and inform Americans about waste's impact on resource and energy use and pollution.

Fostering a better understanding of the environmental ramifications of collective actions including how individual purchasing and manufacturing decisions are connected to the environment and to enable Americans to make better choices resulting in increased recycling, less waste and greater energy savings.



Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2017: Partnerships - Establishing and developing partnerships with states, local governments and other non profit organizations to assist them in advancing their waste management programs, including recycling and reduction of wastes, appropriate management of wastes that are generated, and developing integrated waste management plans.

Education and Outreach - Developing and providing education, training, and outreach materials to educate and inform Americans about waste's impact on resource and energy use and pollution.

Fostering a better understanding of the environmental ramifications of collective actions including how individual purchasing and manufacturing decisions are connected to the environment and to enable Americans to make better choices resulting in increased recycling, less waste and greater energy savings.

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.

Individuals are encouraged to communicate with the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Stewardship Action Council, Inc. $ 99,955   2012-05-012013-11-30
Environmental Quality, Utah Department Of $ 62,960   2011-10-012013-09-30
Woodland Park Zoological Society $ 19,950   2011-11-012013-03-31
Community Affairs, Georgia Department Of $ 60,000   2011-01-012012-12-31
Crow Tribe Of Indians $ 50,000   2011-10-012012-10-31
Santa Ynez Band Mission Indians $ 30,000   2010-10-012012-10-31
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota $ 35,064   2011-10-012012-09-30
Regents Of The University Of Idaho $ 26,254   2010-05-012012-06-30
Hopland Band Of Pomo Indians $ 49,763   2010-10-012012-04-30
Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. $ 13,530   2011-03-012012-02-28



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: For fiscal year 16, 2 projects were awarded. Quantifiable data on the number and ratio of past applications not available. Fiscal Year 2017: For fiscal year 17, 3 projects are expected to be awarded. Quantifiable data on the number and ratio of past applications not available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Available for the allowable direct cost expenditures incident to program performance plus allocable portions of allowable indirect costs of the institution, in accordance with established EPA policies.

Projects can include the following types of activities: training, surveys, education materials and programs, studies, and demonstrations; assistance to such projects shall not include any element of construction, or any acquisition of land or interest in land, or any subsidy for the price of recovered resources.

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

State (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern Mariana Islands), local, Tribal, interstate, and intrastate government agencies and instrumentalities, and non-profit organizations that are not 501(c)(4) organizations that lobby, including non-profit educational institutions and non-profit hospitals.

Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible.

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.

Additionally, EPA may limit competition under this CFDA to Tribes and Inter-Tribal Consortia.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local governments, U.S. territories and possessions, the public, and interstate agencies.

Credentials/Documentation

This program is subject to the provisions of 2 CFR 200 Subpart E. Nonprofits need to provide proof of their status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Discussion with EPA Headquarters or the appropriate EPA Regional Office is advisable.

(See Appendix IV of the Catalog for list of Regional Contacts).

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. The standard application form as furnished by the Federal agency and required by 2 CFR 200 and 1500, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Requests for application forms and submission of completed applications should be directed to EPA Grants and Interagency Agreements Management Division (3903R), Washington, DC 20460, or the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. This program is subject to the provisions of 2 CFR 200 and 1500, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through http://www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

EPA reviews each application. They shall be subjected to administrative evaluation to determine the adequacy of the application in relation to grant regulations and program evaluation criteria to determine the merit and relevance of the project. 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

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, Public Law 94-580, 42 U.S.C 6901; Solid Waste Disposal Act, Section 8001.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 180 days.

Appeals

Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures published in 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E. 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

None. A standard grant application should be prepared and submitted, which will be reviewed in the same manner as a new application.

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

Grants will normally be funded on a 12 month basis (yearly). The total approved project period is generally no longer than 3 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance under this program can be awarded in various ways, but will usually be awarded in lump sum or annually.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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Quarterly, interim and final progress, expenditure, equipment and invention reports.

Progress Reports are required under this program.

Generally they are quarterly or monthly.

Expenditure Reports are required and usually accompany the progress reports.

Performance Monitoring is required under this 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.

Records

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

68-0108-0-1-304.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $463,500; FY 17 est $500,000; and FY 18 est $500,000 - FY 15 $463,500; FY 16 est $500,000; FY 17 est $500,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$10,000 to $460,000/FY 16; $50,000/FY 17.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

General Grant Regulations and Procedures, Environmental Protection Agency 2 CFR 200 and 1500 as applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Individuals are encouraged to communicate with the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Nick Vizzone, USEPA Headquarters, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W. Mail Code: 5305P, Washington, District of Columbia 20460 Email: vizzone.nick@epa.gov Phone: (703) 308-8460.

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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