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EPA Grant Competition Forecast for Calendar Year 2014

EPA is committed to making it easier for communities to access our grant resources. Here is the calendar of expected 2014 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 2014 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. In FY2015, applicants will be required to submit grant application materials electronically through Grants.gov. 

Opening Date Program
Nov 2013 Brownfields Assessment, RLF and Cleanup Grants - Assess and Cleanup Brownfields (Closed January 22, 2014)
Dec 2013 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Program - Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (Closed February 13, 2014)
Jan 2014 Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program - reduce or eliminate pollution at the source (Closed March 11, 2014)
Feb 2014 Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants - provide training, research and technical assistance to facilitate brownfields revitalization (Closed April 18, 2014)
Mar 2014

Indoor Environments/Indoor Air Quality - reduce exposure to indoor air contaminants (Closed April 21, 2014)

Mar 2014 Healthy Communities Grant Program - work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. (Closed April 24, 2014)
April 2014* EPA School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Grants - increase IPM adoption by kindergarten to 12th grade public and tribal schools
May 2014* Regional Agriculture Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Grants - increase adoption of IPM tactics that reduce the risk associated with pesticide use on a regional level  
July 2014* Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant - facilitate community involvement and conduct research in brownfields cleanup (Closed September 22, 2014)
Aug 2014* Environmental Education - conduct educational projects that increase knowledge of environmental issues
Sep 2014* Environmental Justice Small Grants Program - Collaborative partnerships that address local environmental and public health issues (Closes December 15, 2014)
Legend *Indicates Expected Issuance Date

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Program Descriptions

Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.818

Description: Grant funds awarded to eligible entities to facilitate community involvement and to address sites contaminated by petroleum and hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants within communities.  Assessment grants provide funding for developing inventories of brownfields, prioritizing sites, conducting community involvement activities and conducting site assessments and cleanup planning related to brownfield sites; RLF grants provide funding for a grant recipient to capitalize a revolving loan fund from which to provide loans and subgrants to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites, and; Cleanup grants provide funding to carry out cleanup activities at specific brownfield sites owned by the applicant.

Contact:Jeanette Mendes, 202-566-1887; (mendes.jeanette@epa.gov)
Read more about this program: http://epa.gov/brownfields/news/index.htm#fy2014_barlf

Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.815

Description: Grant funds awarded to eligible entities and nonprofit organizations to recruit, train, and place, unemployed and severely under-employed, including low-income, minority and dislocated workers, of waste-impacted communities with the skills and certifications needed to secure employment in the environmental field, including wastewater treatment, Superfund cleanup, brownfields assessment and cleanup, solid waste, recycling, emergency response, and enhanced environmental health and safety.

Contact:Joe Bruss, 202-566-2772; (bruss.joseph@epa.gov)
Read more about this program: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/job.htm

Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.717

Description: Community-based grassroots organizations along with other eligible entities are encouraged to propose projects that demonstrate pollution prevention/source reduction and resource conservation efforts through surveys, studies, research, investigation, experimentation, education, training and/or innovative practices; with the intent of reducing or eliminating pollution at the source to improve people’s health and the environment.

Contact:Michele Amhaz, 202-564-8857; (amhaz.michele@epa.gov)
Read more about this program: http://www.epa.gov/p2/pubs/grants/index.htm#sra

Indoor Environments/Indoor Air Quality

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.034

Description: Projects designed to have a national scale impact to reduce exposure to indoor air contaminants and yield measurable environmental outcomes.

Contact:Brenda Doroski, 202-343-9764; (Doroski.Brenda@epa.gov) or Peggy Bagnoli, 202-566-1230 (Bagnoli.Peggy@epa.gov)
Read more about this program: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/

Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.814

Description: Grant funds awarded to eligible entities to provide research, training and technical assistance to communities facing brownfields cleanup and revitalization challenges.  Expected focus areas of this announcement include: 1) technical assistance to environmental workforce development and job training grantees, 2) technical assistance on the integration of environmental justice and equitable development for brownfields-impacted communities, 3) research on the benefits of brownfields redevelopment, and 4) technical assistance on brownfields financing and economic development strategies to brownfields-impacted communities.

Contact:Joe Bruss; 202-566-2772; (bruss.joseph@epa.gov)
Read more about this program: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/trta_k6/index.htm

Healthy Communities Grant Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.110

Description: The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England’s main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life.  The program achieves this through competitively identifying and funding projects that: target resources to benefit communities at risk; assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks; increase collaboration through community-based projects; build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems; advance emergency preparedness and resilience; and achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.

Contact:Sandra Brownell, brownell.sandra@epa.gov
Read more about this program: http://www.epa.gov/region1/eco/uep/hcgp.html

EPA School IPM Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.716

Description: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests that combines biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks.  A school IPM program uses easily implemented strategies to reduce sources of food, water, and shelter for pests in school buildings and grounds.

Contact: Cara Finn, 703-305-5659; (finn.cara@epa.gov)
Read more about this program: http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/ipminschools/grants/index.html

Regional Agriculture IPM Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.714

Description: The Regional Agricultural Integrated Pest Management (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; (finn.cara@epa.gov)
Read more about this program: http://epa.gov/pestwise/grants/regionalaggrants.html

Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.814

Description: Grant funds awarded to eligible entities to facilitate community involvement and conduct research, training and technical assistance necessary to develop area-wide plans and implementation strategies that enable assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse of brownfields and promote area-wide revitalization.

Contact: Aimee Storm, 202-566-0633; (storm.aimee@epa.gov)
Read more about this program: http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/areawide_grants.htm

Environmental Education Model and Sub-Grant Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.951

Description: This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings.

Contact: Ginger Potter, 202-564-0453; (potter.ginger@epa.gov)
Read more about this program: http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the competition: 66.604

Description: The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community.  The EJSG Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. 

Contact: Sheritta Woodruff, 202-564-1771; taylor.sheritta@epa.gov
Read more about this program: http://epa.gov/environmentaljustice/grants/ej-smgrants.html

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