Examples of funded grants: (1) Lead outreach and training will be delivered to an econmoically disadvantaged urban neighborhood that has been heavily impacted by lead poisoning.
Formal training and seminars, door-to-door home visits, and community events will be provided.
(2) Four low income communities will receive lead awareness, training and infrastructure development.
Lead safe work practices will be taught to painters and remodelers.
Lead awareness will be offered to tenants, homeowners, and service delivery networks.
(3) Three counties will provide outreach materials to educate rental property owners, public health and code officials, realtors, landlords, and others in low in communities.
Training will be offered to rental property owners, public health and code officials, realtors, landlords on lead-safe work practices.
An extensive curriculum on training as well as a model guidebook for local housing lead poisoning prevention ordinances will be developed.
(4) Specialized outreach will be conducted in border communities.
Lead safe work practices training will be provided to workers.
Realtors will receive outreach on lead-related laws and regulations and local requirements.
Specialized training will be provided to local youth and paint apprenticeship programs.
(5) Approximately 280 contractors will attend a one-day joint EPA/HUD Lead Safety for Remodeling, Repair and Painting course in rural communities.
Media outreach on lead poisoning and lead-safe work practices will be provided to more than 4000 consumers and do-it-yourselfers in rural communities at risk for lead poisoning.
More than 50 extension service agents and program specialists will be trained at national conferences.
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.
A total of 80 proposals were received and 15 awards were granted to the top 15 applicants in fiscal year 2007. For Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009, it is anticipated that $2 million will be obligated for this program each year. A total of 50-80 proposals are expected to be received and 6-8 grants are expected to be awarded in Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Assistance may be available for activities which relate to outreach efforts to educate communities about the dangers of children's exposure to lead hazards.
Eligible recipients include national organizations, local governments, community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, community action agencies, institutions of higher learning, school groups, trainers, and environmental consultants.
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.
Local,Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization,Health Professional, Education Professional, Builder/Contractor/Developer, Homeowner,Land/Property Owner, Preschool, Low Income.
Aplication and Award Process
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.
Applicants may be able to use http://www.grants.gov to electronically apply for certain grant opportunities under this CFDA. The following forms must be provided if proposal is submitted via grants.gov: Standard Form 424 (Application for Federal Assistance); Standard Form 424A (Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs). No forms are required to be provided if submitting via mail to the EPA Headquarters contact.
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.
Deadline specified in the Request for Proposals. Contact EPA Headquaters for deadline information.
The statutory authority for this action is Section 10 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as supplemented by Public Law No. 106-74 and Public Law 105-174 which granted EPA permanent authority to use STAG funds to award grants (other than PPGs) to entities eligible to receive grants under the Agency's organic statutes.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
About 90 days after the deadline for the proposal.
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.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Projects are expected to be completed within 1 year. Funds are drawn down.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly reports are due at the end of each quarter.
Financial status reports are due at the end of the grant period.
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 $3,100,000; FY 08 est. $2,000,000; and FY 09 est. $2,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
For FY 07: Lowest Award: $76,925; Highest Award: $250,000; Average Award: $207,802. Applicants may be awarded up to $250,000.
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.
Regional or Local Office
See EPA Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Darlene Watford, National Program Chemical Division (7404T), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20460-0001; Telephone: (202) 566-0516; Fax: (202) 566-0469; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this CFDA description will be described in the competitive announcement.