How to apply...
The preapplication must be submitted to EPA for review. Successful applicants will be contacted by EPA and will be required to submit "Application for Federal Assistance," SF 424, "Budget Information: Non-Construction Programs," SF 424A, "Assurances-Non-Construction Programs, Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters," SF 424B, "Certification Regarding Lobbying," "Pre-Award Compliance Review," EPA 4700-4, and other required forms to complete the application process.
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.
EPA will review each application to determine the adequacy of the application in relation to EPA's grant regulations (40 CFR Part 31), applicable program regulations and guidance. If the application is approved, EPA will award a cooperative agreement up to the reasonable and necessary cost of the approved work plan. For competitive awards, EPA will review applications, proposals or submissions in accordance with the terms, conditions and criteria in the solicitation or announcement of the competitive funding opportunity. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policy 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.