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Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grant

Cooperative Agreement to a USA State, Local Agency, Tribe,
or Nonprofit, to Provide Assistance with Environmental Projects

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR)

Conf. Date:

08/03/20

Deadline Date:

10/21/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Cooperative agreement to a USA state, local agency, Indian tribe, nonprofit, community development entity, or land clearance authority to provide technical assistance, research, and training for environmental projects. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take a month or more to complete. Funding is intended to provide technical assistance to communities on the integration of environmental justice and equitable development when developing solutions to brownfields cleanup and revitalization challenges.

A brownfield site is defined as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants, controlled substances, petroleum or petroleum products, or is mine-scarred land.

A critical part of EPA’s Brownfields Program is to ensure that residents living in communities historically affected by economic disinvestment, health disparities, and environmental contamination have an opportunity to reap the benefits from brownfields redevelopment. EPA’s Brownfields Program has a rich history rooted in environmental justice and is committed to helping communities revitalize brownfield properties, mitigate potential health risks, and restore economic vitality. 

Eligible uses of grant funds include direct costs necessary to provide brownfields research and technical assistance identified in the approved workplan. This includes eligible programmatic costs necessary to perform the project, such as: costs for personnel, technical experts, materials, supplies, room rentals, travel, and transportation expenses.

For a description of the grant, see: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-07/documents/20-04.pdf#page=3.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186479

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$600,000

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

Approximately $200,000 per year

Term of Contract:

The award is anticipated to be funded incrementally on an annual basis over three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following information indicates which entities are eligible to apply for a Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grant.
- General Purpose Unit of Local Government. [For purposes of the EPA Brownfields Grant Program, a “local government” is defined as stated under 2 CFR § 200.64.: Local government means a county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority (including any public and Indian housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937), school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under state law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government.]
- Land Clearance Authority or another quasi-governmental entity that operates under the supervision and control of, or as an agent of, a general purpose unit of local government.
- Government Entity Created by State Legislature.
- Regional Council or group of General Purpose Units of Local Government.
- Redevelopment Agency that is chartered or otherwise sanctioned by a state.
- State.
- Indian tribe other than in Alaska. (The exclusion of Alaskan Tribes from Brownfields Grant eligibility is statutory at CERCLA § 104(k)(1)). Intertribal Consortia, comprised of eligible Indian tribes, are eligible for funding in accordance with EPA’s policy for funding intertribal consortia published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2002, at 67 Fed. Reg. 67181. This policy also may be obtained from your Regional Brownfields Contact listed in Section VII.)
- Alaska Native Regional Corporation, Alaska Native Village Corporation, and Metlakatla Indian Community. (Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Alaska Native Village Corporations are defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 and following. For more information, please refer to the FY19 FAQs.)
- Nonprofit organization exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Limited liability corporation in which all managing members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or limited liability corporations whose sole members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
- Limited liability partnership in which all general partners are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or limited liability corporations whose sole members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
- Qualified community development entity as defined in section 45D(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Ineligible use of grant funds cannot be used for the payment of:
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-07/documents/20-04.pdf#page=5

Pre-proposal Conference:

EPA will host an outreach webinar for prospective applicants on August 3, 2020 from 12:00 to 2 pm EDT.

Participants can access the webinar at https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/fy21edej/ or by phone ( 1-866-299-3188 | code: 202-566-1817).

A link to the recording of the outreach webinar will be made available on the URL for Full Text, below.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on October 21, 2020. Please allow enough time to successfully submit your application package and allow for unexpected errors that may require you to resubmit.

In order to submit a proposal through www.grants.gov, you must:
- Have an active DUNS number;
- Have an active System for Award Management (SAM) account in www.sam.gov;
- Be registered in www.grants.gov; and
- Be designated as your organization’s AOR.
The registration process for all the above items may take a month or more to complete.

Matching funds are not required under this competition.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328283

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

EPA Headquarters Contact:
Elyse Sutkus
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Mail Code 5105T
Washington, DC 20460
202-564-2858

CFDA Number:

66.814

Funding or Pin Number:

EPA-OLEM-OBLR-20-04

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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