Lead Educational Outreach and Baseline Assessment of Tribal Children"s Exposure and Risks Associated

The Tribal Lead Grant Program for outreach and education is supported by EPA"s goal to reduce childhood lead poisoning.

The grant projects should support this goal by providing lead poisoning prevention education and blood-lead screening of Tribal children.

This program is not being funded
in FY 2009.

Awards based on applications received in FY 2009 will be made in FY 2010.

Funding Priority-Fiscal Year 2010: To support Tribal lead outreach and baseline assessment activities to identify children"s risks to lead hazards.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Examples of funded projects include the development of a customized lead poisoning prevention brochure and poster for Native Americans, development of a series of lead poisoning prevention coloring books sheets with Native American themes, setting up a blood-lead testing booth during a Little League baseball sign-up session, arranging in-home lead inspections, and blood-lead testing at a Head Start facility.

Fiscal Year 2009: NA.

Fiscal Year 2010: 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.

See EPA Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: In Fiscal Year 2008, 20 grants were received and 8 grants were awarded. Anticipated accomplishments include testing Native American children and homes for lead and development and/or distribution of lead awareness materials to the Native American communities. Fiscal Year 2009: No awards have been made for 2009. Fiscal Year 2010: NA.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance may be available for activities which relate to blood-lead screening of tribal children and outreach efforts to educate Indian families about the dangers of exposure to lead-based paint hazards among children.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized lndian Tribal Governments: Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation).

Native American Organizations (includes lndian groups, cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, associations): Environment (water, air, solid waste, pesticides, radiation)

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments

Credentials/Documentation

Tribal consortiums must submit letters of interest and support from Tribal Chair that is being represented in the proposal. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants may be able to use http://www.grants.gov to electronically apply for certain grant opportunities under this CFDA. Such applications must also include standard forms as listed in the grants.gov instructions. Proposals may also be submitted to EPA via regular or overnight mail. Proposals must address all elements in the evaluation criteria listed in the Request for Proposals. Proposals submited by mail are not required to include any standard forms as in the grants.gov submittals. 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 recipients are Federally recognized Indian Tribes or Tribal consortiums (an association or partnership with one or more Federally recognized Indian Tribes) only.

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

Toxic Substances Control Act, Title 10.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90 days after deadline for proposal submittal.

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 40 CFR 30.63 or 40 CFR 31.70, as applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

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

Projects are expected to be completed within 2 years from award of grant. Assistance is awarded in lump sum amounts. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly reports summarizing technical progress, planned activities for next quarter and summary of expenditures are required within 30 days of each quarter.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly progress reports and a detailed final report will be required.

Quarterly reports summarizing technical progress, planned activities for next quarter and summary of expenditures are required within 30 days of each quarter.

Applicants are further required to make a commitment to share all data collected with EPA for assessment on a regional level.

The Final report shall be completed within 90 calendar days of the completion of the project period.

The final report should encompass a complete overview/summary of all of the activities conducted within the grant project period; including any and all data results as well as a justification for impediments.

Quarterly reports summarizing expenditures are required within 30 days of each quarter.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal 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 Circular No. A-133. 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.

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

68-0108-0-1-304.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $475,042; FY 09 est $0; FY 10 est $500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The overall range for outreach awards in FY 08 was between $50,042 and $75,000. The average outreach award was $68,760 in FY 08. The overall range for baseline assessment awards in FY 08 was $50,000 (all same amount). The average baseline assessment award in FY 08 was $50,000.

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 (NTIS), Springfield, VA 22161 on a subscription basis; Order No. NTIS UB/031.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See EPA Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Darlene Watford, National Program Chemicals Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7404T), Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Bldg., 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20460 Email: watford.darlene@epa.gov Phone: (202) 566-0516.

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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