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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Strategic Agricultural Initiative Grant Program: FY 2010 Request for Proposals

Agency Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

Funding Opportunity Title: FY 2010 Strategic Agricultural Initiative (SAI) Grant Program

Announcement Type: Initial Announcement FY2010

Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-R9-CED1-10-002

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: CFDA 66.716 – Surveys, Studies, Demonstrations, Educational Outreach, and Special Projects

Executive Summary

EPA Region 9 is seeking applications from eligible organizations that will promote the transition to reduced-risk pest management practices in agriculture to protect human health and the environment.

The SAI program focuses financial resources primarily on minor agricultural crop production. Grant funding assistance under this program is generally available to: States, U.S. territories or possessions federally recognized Indian tribal governments and Native American Organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, other public or private nonprofit institutions, local governments, individuals, and international entities. For profit organizations are not eligible to apply. Non-profit organizations described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 are also not eligible to apply. Grant activities that are supported under the SAI program and this Request for Proposal (RFA) include: education, extension, demonstration, and studies for Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) transition and reduced risk pest management practices in agriculture. Project activities should support achieving the adoption of reduced risk pest management practices, and/or ecologically based Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

This program has no statutory or regulatory match requirement

Funding/ Award

The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $250,000. EPA Region 9 anticipates awarding 2 or 3 grant(s) from this announcement, subject to the availability of funds, the quality of proposals received, and other applicable considerations.

Important Dates:

March 15, 2010 Proposals must be postmarked or electronically submitted via Grants.gov by 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
April 28, 2010 Funding decisions are announced
The above dates (other than the March 15, 2010 proposal submission date) are anticipated dates and may be subject to change. Late proposals will not be considered.

Contact: Cindy Wire (wire.cindy@epa.gov), Strategic Agricultural Initiative Coordinator
(415) 947-4242

Contents of Full Text Announcement:

  1. Funding opportunity description
  2. Award information
  3. Eligibility information
  4. Application and Submission Information
  5. Application Review Information
  6. Award administration information
  7. Agency contacts

View the full text announcement (PDF) (25 pp, 150K)

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