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A large part of EPA's mission to protect the environment and public health is accomplished by awarding extramural funds to other organizations to conduct environmental programs or projects. When EPA transfers funds for a public purpose, it uses a legal instrument called an assistance agreement, which may be in the form of a grant or cooperative agreement. In fiscal year 2001, EPA awarded $4.5 billion in assistance agreements to state and local governments, tribes, universities nonprofit recipients, and other entities.

EPA's Environmental Statutes are the legal basis for funding assistance agreements. EPA's assistance agreement programs are listed in the Federal Catalog of Domestic Assistance (CFDA) maintained by the General Services Administration. Currently, EPA has over fifty programs listed in the CFDA. The general public can review the CFDA by logging onto the following website: http://www.cfda.gov/Exit Disclaimer. A copy of EPA's current CFDA grant programs are provided in this booklet.

EPA has eleven Grants Management Office (GMO). The Headquarters GMO is located in Washington, DC and the other ten GMOs are located in EPA's Regional Offices throughout the country. Each GMO has a website which is accessible through the EPA's main website address at the following address: http://www.epa.gov/

The purpose of this training seminar is to ensure that:

Please share your comments and suggestions on this training program by writing us at the following address:

US Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Grants and Debarment
Attn: Division Director, GAD - Mail Code 3903R
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

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| New National Term on Suspension and Debarment | Tips On Writing a Grant Proposal | Sample Indirect Cost Proposal Format For Nonprofit Organizations | EPA Organization Chart | Grant Award Activity Summary | Historical Information | OMB Circulars | Cross-Cutting Public Policies | Lobbying and Litigation | The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977 | Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance | Competition for Assistance Agreements | MBE/WBE Utilization | Overview of the Award Document and Terms and Conditions | Use of a Universal Identifier by Grant Applicants | Responsibilities - Award Phase | Assistance Agreement Payment Process | Purchasing Supplies, Equipment and Services Under EPA Grants | Indirect Costs | Best Practices Guide for Conferences | Glossary | Accessibility | Return to the Grants and Debarment Home Page |

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