Over the past twelve years, 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.
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.
As of November 2007 39 States, 3 Tribes, Puerto Rico, and DC have received EPA approval to administer a lead-based paint activities training and certification program and 2 States have received authorization to administer and enforce a pre-renovation education program. Award data for FY 2008 is not available at this time.
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.
States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Canal Zone, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States may receive assistance under Section 404(g) of TSCA.
Federally recognized Indian governing bodies are also eligible to apply for and receive assistance.
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 governments, Federally Recognized Indian governing bodies, U.S. Territories and possessions.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
Aplication and Award Process
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 OMB Circular No.
A-102 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 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.
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 may be able to use http://www.grants.gov to electronically apply for certain grant opportunities under this CFDA.
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 application deadlines.
Toxic Substances Control Act, as amended, Section 404(g).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 90 days after deadline for application submission.
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 40 CFR 30.63 or 40 CFR 31.70, as applicable.
Applicant must reapply for grant funding each fiscal year.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Cooperative agreements are normally funded for a 12-month period. Payments will be on an advance letter of credit or reimbursement basis.
Post Assistance Requirements
As requested in the annual program guidance for inclusion in the award; usually quarterly with mid-year and year-end evaluations.
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 OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," non-federal entities that expend $500,000 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 $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular No. A-133.
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.
FY 07 $22,472,953; FY 08 $13,564,000, and FY 09 est. $13,564,000.
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 (40 CFR Part 31); 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.
Regional or Local Office
Contact the Regional Lead Contact Person in the appropriate EPA regional office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
For program information: Michelle Price, National Program Chemicals Division (7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20460. Telephone: (202) 566-0744; Fax: (202) 566-0471; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The evaluation and selection for competitive awards under this CFDA description will be described in the competitive announcement.