Deadlines and process...
Unsolicited proposals generally must be received prior to May 15 for funding in applicable fiscal year. For competitive awards, deadlines will be specified in Request for Applications or Request for Initial Proposals.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Applicants considering submitting unsolicited proposals should discuss proposed projects with or submit pre-applications to staff in the appropriate EPA technical program offices. When making competitive awards, EPA will specify the nature of the pre-application assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in the Requests for Initial Proposals or Requests for Applications. For information contacts, see Additional Contact Information - FMR Help. No formal or official governmental form is required for submitting the initial application. A Notice of Available Funds will be published in the Federal Register and/or announced on the Agency's web site at www.epa.gov/compliance/assistance/centers/index.html. The Notice will describe the request for initial proposal and final project proposal requirements for the grant. A contact name, phone and facsimile numbers, and e-mail address will be identified in the Federal Register and at the website. The contact person will be available for consultation and assistance to the prospective applicants. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. See Appendix 1 for additional information regarding SPOC's. If there is no single point of contact for the state, or the state has not selected this program for review, applicants must contact directly affected state area-wide regional and local entities prior to award. (See 40 CFR 29.7(b).)
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.