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Promoting Readiness and Enhancing Proficiency to Advance Reporting and Data

ID: EPA-I-R-OCFO-02 • Type: Posted

Description

The EPA is seeking additional applications from eligible public and private nonprofit entities (see eligibility described in Section III.A of the Notice of Funding Opportunity) to assist current or prospective EPA grant recipients more effectively address their grant progress and performance requirements of

their EPA-funded grant agreements. Reporting requirements involve gathering data, administering reports, and addressing evidence-building metrics.

Applicants also may place special emphasis on aiding EPA-funded recipients and subrecipients of Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water programs, as well as grant recipients representing small, underserved, and/or tribal communities that are applying for or receiving EPA grant funding, including but not limited to

funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Further details are described in the announcement.

Background
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking additional applications from eligible public and private nonprofit entities to assist current or prospective EPA grant recipients more effectively address their grant progress and performance requirements of their EPA-funded grant agreements. Reporting requirements involve gathering data, administering reports, and addressing evidence-building metrics. The EPA is committed to implementing strategies designed to help small and underserved communities, including those with environmental justice concerns, address data and reporting requirements, and build the evidence-building capacity of these communities.

Grant Details
Through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), the EPA is seeking applications that address any of the following project goals: Provide technical assistance and increase capacity for small, underserved, and tribal communities; Provide communities that receive EPA grant funding with tools and strategies for evidence-building that leverages data and reporting requirements; Support technical assistance on water and wastewater funding investments. The NOFO also supports key priorities of the Administration as detailed in Executive Order 13985 signed by President Biden on January 20, 2021, titled Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, and Executive Order 14008 signed by President Biden on January 27, 2021, titled Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.

Eligibility Requirements
EPA expects to issue up to 50% of awards to new applicants who have either never received funding from EPA or who received EPA funding for the first time in FY23 or FY24. Eligible applicants should work with local governments, states, tribes, and non-governmental organizations to support capacity building, technical assistance, training, reports/studies, tools, and other eligible activities to protect human health and the environment.

Grant Value
The total value of the grant is approximately $2,000,000 available to carry out eligible activities related to capacity building.

Overview

Category of Funding
Environment
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 6/14/24 Environmental Protection Agency posted grant opportunity EPA-I-R-OCFO-02 for Promoting Readiness and Enhancing Proficiency to Advance Reporting and Data with funding of $2.0 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 66.203 Environmental Finance Center Grants. It is expected that 4 total grants will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
June 14, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Closing Date
July 29, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 5 Days
Last Updated
June 14, 2024, 9:32 a.m. EDT
Version
1
Archive Date
Aug. 28, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
See Section III of the Notice of Funding Opportunity for eligibility information.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$500,000
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
$2,000,000
Estimated Number of Grants
4

Contacts

Contact
Michele Amhaz Grantor
Contact Phone
(202) 564-8857

Documents

Posted documents for EPA-I-R-OCFO-02

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