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Compliance Assistance_Support for Services to the Regulated Community and Other Assistance Providers

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Application Procedure:

The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 and A-110 must be used for this program. EPA requires final applications to be made on Standard Form 424. Requests for application kits must be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency, Grants Administration Division, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Mailcode 3903R, Washington, D.C. 20460 or through the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Additional Contact Information - FMR Help. Additional information on the EPA grant package can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/ogd/AppKit/. Unsolicited applications must be submitted to the Grants Administration Division. Applicants are encouraged to submit copies of unsolicited proposals to EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Mailcode 2224A, Washington, D.C. 20460 at the same time. Requests for Initial Proposals or Requests for Applications will specify application procedures. Applicants will generally find a Notice of Available Funds published in the Federal Register from time to time and/or posted on the Agency's website at www.epa.gov/compliance/assistance/centers/indes.html. Initial and final applications should be sent to: Director, Office of Compliance (2221A), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20460.

Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.

Award Procedure:

For non-competitive awards, EPA will conduct an administrative evaluation to determine the adequacy of application in relation to grant regulations and to technical and program evaluation to determine the merit and relevance of the project. The Agency will then advise the applicant if funding is being considered. A final work plan will then be negotiated with the applicant. For competitive awards, EPA will review applications, proposals or submissions in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria in the solicitation/announcement of the competitive funding opportunity. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements.

Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check. Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office, or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.