EPA Grant Competition Forecast for Calendar Year 2013
EPA is committed to making it easier for communities to access our grant resources. Here is the calendar of expected 2013 competitive grant opportunities that may be of particular interest to communities. We will update this information periodically as needed. These opportunities, as well as other EPA grant opportunities, will be posted on http://www.grants.gov. In addition, we offer a Grants 101 Tutorial to assist communities in understanding the grants process.
Grant programs with open solicitations or that expect to have open solicitations in 2013 are noted in the table below. To learn more about each program, (e.g., details on focus areas, eligible applicants, and funding amounts), visit the specific program link.
Note: Please consult http://www.grants.gov for the most recent information and deadlines associated with the solicitations listed below, as well as a listing of other EPA competitive grant funding opportunities.
|Dec 2012||Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program - reduce or eliminate pollution at the source (Closed February 5, 2013)|
|Jan 2013*||Regional Agriculture Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Grants - increase IPM adoption by kindergarten to 12th grade public and tribal schools (Closed July 1, 2013)|
|Sep 2013*||Urban Waters Small Grants - improve water quality through activities that support community revitalization (Closes December 16, 2013)|
|Nov 2013*||Brownfields Assessment, RLF and Cleanup Grants - Assess and Cleanup Brownfields|
|Nov 2013*||Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants - provide training, research and technical assistance to facilitate brownfields revitalization|
|Dec 2013*||Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Program - Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training|
|Legend||*Indicates Expected Issuance Date|
Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Program
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.717
Description: SRA awards can help fund environmental community projects that aim to reduce or eliminate pollution at the source. Reducing pollutants may involve reducing greenhouse gases; reducing hazardous materials; increasing resource conservation efforts; promoting efficient business practices or supporting P2 integration efforts.
Regional Agriculture IPM Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.716
Description: The Regional Agricultural IPM Grants help to formalize and expand public-private stewardship and increase collaborative pesticide risk reduction efforts in agriculture. Agricultural communities benefit from a reduction in pesticide exposure of farm workers and reduced pesticides in the environment.
Contact: Cara Finn, 703-305-5659; (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Read more about this program: http://epa.gov/pestwise/grants/regionalaggrants.html
Urban Waters Small Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.440
Description: The goal of the Urban Waters Small Grants is to fund research, studies, training, and demonstration projects that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality through activities that also support community revitalization and other local priorities. In general, projects should promote a comprehensive understanding of local water quality issues; identify and support activities that address these issues at the local level; engage, educate and empower communities surrounding the urban water body; and benefit surrounding communities including those that have been adversely impacted by the water pollution issues affecting the urban water body.
Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.818
Description: Brownfields are real property, the reuse of which is complicated by the presence or potential presence of hazardous substances, pollutants, contaminants or petroleum products. Applicants must follow these guidelines to apply for brownfields assessment, RLF and cleanup grant funding to assess and cleanup brownfields in their communities.
Contact: Megan Quinn, 202-566-2773; (email@example.com)
Read more about this program: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/grant_info/index.htm
Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.814
Description: Funding for the brownfields training, research, and technical assistance grants and cooperative agreements is authorized under §104(k)(6) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended, (CERCLA or Superfund), 42 U.S.C. 9604(k)(6). This statute authorizes EPA to provide, or fund eligible entities or nonprofit organizations to provide brownfields training, research, and technical assistance to individuals and organizations to tackle the challenge of cleaning up and redeveloping brownfields sites.
Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Program
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.815
Description: EPA provides funds to nonprofit organizations and eligible entities to deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs focused on hazardous and solid waste management, assessment, and cleanup associated activities, chemical safety, and wastewater management. Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grants are provided to recruit, train, and place, unemployed and under-employed, predominantly low-income and minority, residents historically affected by hazardous and solid waste sites and facilities with the skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field and in the assessment and cleanup work taking place in their communities.