Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement Cooperative Agreements

 

State, territorial, and tribal agencies participating in this cooperative agreement program receive funds to support and strengthen their pesticide compliance programs, including pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection and enforcement activities. To: (a) assist states, territories and possessions of the U.S., including the District of Columbia and Indian tribes, in developing and maintaining comprehensive pesticide programs that address all aspects of pesticide enforcement, and special pesticide initiatives; (b) sponsor cooperative monitoring and analytical procedures; and (c) encourage regulatory activities within the states, territories, and tribes. Funding Priority 2019 - Grantees must conduct activities related to: (1) Basic Pesticide Program; (2) Pesticide Worker Safety: Worker Protection Standard; (3) Worker Safety: Pesticide Applicator Certification; (4) Pesticides in Water; (5) Product Integrity; (6) Border Compliance. Grantees also must choose one additional programmatic areas from the following: (1) Pick-List Program Area: Fumigation and Fumigants; (2) Spray Drift; (3) State and Tribal Coordination and Communication; (4) Emerging Public Health Pesticide Issues. These activities include inspections at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at producing facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls and warning notices.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
66.700
Federal Agency/Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 The Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement Cooperative Agreements are continuing environmental program grants. It is anticipated that 72 applications for pesticide enforcement grants will be received and 72 grants awarded in fiscal year 2016. Agencies participating in the federal cooperative agreement program receive funds to support and strengthen pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection, and enforcement activities. Typical program activities include inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls, and warning notices. The states will also develop implementation plans for special pesticide initiatives. States will be responsible for dissemination of information and materials related to these pesticide initiatives. States, territories, and tribes that are participating in the pesticide enforcement cooperative agreements program are expected to conduct approximately 82,000 compliance monitoring inspections in FY 2016. These inspections will be conducted at agricultural establishments, pesticide producers and retailers, ports of entry, at pesticide applicators, as well as at other site where pesticides were distributed, sold, or used. The Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement Cooperative Agreements are continuing environmental program grants. It is anticipated that 72 applications for pesticide enforcement grants will be received and 72 grants awarded in fiscal year 2016. Agencies participating in the federal cooperative agreement program receive funds to support and strengthen pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection, and enforcement activities. Typical program activities include inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls, and warning notices. The states will also develop implementation plans for special pesticide initiatives. States will be responsible for dissemination of information and materials related to these pesticide initiatives. States, territories, and tribes that are participating in the pesticide enforcement cooperative agreements program are expected to conduct approximately 82,000 compliance monitoring inspections in FY 2016. These inspections will be conducted at agricultural establishments, pesticide producers and retailers, ports of entry, at pesticide applicators, as well as at other site where pesticides were distributed, sold, or used.
Fiscal Year 2017 The Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement Cooperative Agreements are continuing environmental program grants. It is anticipated that 70 applications for pesticide enforcement grants will be received and 70 grants awarded in fiscal year 2017. Agencies participating in the federal cooperative agreement program receive funds to support and strengthen pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection, and enforcement activities. Typical program activities include inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls, and warning notices. The states will also develop implementation plans for special pesticide initiatives. States will be responsible for dissemination of information and materials related to these pesticide initiatives. States, territories, and tribes that are participating in the pesticide enforcement cooperative agreements program are expected to conduct approximately 78,000 compliance monitoring inspections in FY 2017. These inspections will be conducted at agricultural establishments, pesticide producers and retailers, ports of entry, at pesticide applicators, as well as at other site where pesticides were distributed, sold, or used. These grants fund state and tribal pesticide programs that are part of a consolidated agreement. As EPA’s co-regulators, these pesticide programs work extensively with pesticide applicators, growers, commodity groups, as well as other government agencies to promote the proper use of pesticides and address pesticide issues. These programs conduct extensive technical assistance for all stakeholders as well as the general public, and provide outreach and education on EPA’s national pesticide priorities such as worker protection, pollinator protection and emerging public health pesticide issues. If enforcement funds are included, these funds are used to enforce FIFRA. - For a discussion of 2017 accomplishments and highlights visit: https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/enforcement-annual-results-fiscal-year-2017
Fiscal Year 2018 The Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement Cooperative Agreements are continuing environmental program grants. Seventy applications for pesticide enforcement grants were received and 70 grants awarded in fiscal year 2018. Agencies participating in the federal cooperative agreement program received funds to support and strengthen pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection, and enforcement activities. Typical program activities included inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls, and warning notices. The states will also develop implementation plans for special pesticide initiatives. States were responsible for dissemination of information and materials related to these pesticide initiatives. States, territories, and tribes that are participating in the pesticide enforcement cooperative agreements program conduct 75,375 compliance monitoring inspections in FY 2018. These inspections were conducted at agricultural establishments, pesticide producers and retailers, ports of entry, at pesticide applicators, as well as at other site where pesticides were distributed, sold, or used. States, territories, and tribes that are participating in the pesticide enforcement cooperative agreements program took 19,418 enforcement actions in FY 2018. These grants fund state and tribal pesticide programs that are part of a consolidated agreement. As EPA’s co-regulators, these pesticide programs work extensively with pesticide applicators, growers, commodity groups, as well as other government agencies to promote the proper use of pesticides and address pesticide issues. These programs conduct extensive technical assistance for all stakeholders as well as the general public, and provide outreach and education on EPA’s national pesticide priorities such as worker protection, pollinator protection and emerging public health pesticide issues. If enforcement funds are included, these funds are used to enforce FIFRA.
Fiscal Year 2019 The Consolidated Pesticide Enforcement Cooperative Agreements are continuing environmental program grants. It is anticipated that 70 applications for pesticide enforcement grants will be received and 70 grants awarded in fiscal year 2019. Agencies participating in the federal cooperative agreement program receive funds to support and strengthen pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection, and enforcement activities. Typical program activities include inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls, and warning notices. The states will also develop implementation plans for special pesticide initiatives. States will be responsible for dissemination of information and materials related to these pesticide initiatives. States, territories, and tribes that are participating in the pesticide enforcement cooperative agreements program are expected to conduct approximately 75,000 compliance monitoring inspections in FY 2019. These inspections will be conducted at agricultural establishments, pesticide producers and retailers, ports of entry, at pesticide applicators, as well as at other site where pesticides were distributed, sold, or used. These grants fund state and tribal pesticide programs that are part of a consolidated agreement. As EPA’s co-regulators, these pesticide programs work extensively with pesticide applicators, growers, commodity groups, as well as other government agencies to promote the proper use of pesticides and address pesticide issues. These programs conduct extensive technical assistance for all stakeholders as well as the general public, and provide outreach and education on EPA’s national pesticide priorities such as worker protection, pollinator protection and emerging public health pesticide issues. If enforcement funds are included, these funds are used to enforce FIFRA.
Authorization
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Section 23(a), Public Law 95-396, 7 U.S.C. 136u(a)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State agencies having pesticide compliance program responsibilities in each state, territory and possession of the United States, including the District of Columbia and Indian Tribes.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia
Credentials/Documentation
The application must supply evidence of legal authority to conduct pesticide compliance activities contemplated under the grant and a workable program officially adopted for the agency.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Discussions or informal meetings with Regional program offices concerning program preparation are advisable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through https://www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Each application shall be subjected to administrative coordination to determine adequacy in relation to grant regulations, and to technical and program evaluation to determine merit and relevancy of the project. States will be notified of Federal Assistance Awards through the Federal Assistance Awards Data System (FAADS).
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. About 60 days.
Appeals
Disputes will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.
Renewals
Applicants must reapply.
How are proposals selected?
Each application will be reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency according to the following criteria: (1) State/Tribal Pesticide Activity: The relative amount of pesticide production, formulation and use in a State/Tribe, and the potential risk to human health and the environment from pesticide misuse or abuse; (2) Long-Term Impact: The potential of the cooperative agreement to have a long-term beneficial impact on human health and the environment resulting from the comprehensive pesticide program; (3) Effectiveness of program: The past level and effectiveness of the State/Tribal pesticide program; (4) Need: The need for the development, improvement and/or maintenance of a comprehensive pesticides enforcement program within the State/Tribe that includes enforcement, new initiative programs, and programs that address existing environmental problems, potential problems, and/or existing exposed populations related to the use of pesticides; (5) Level of activity: As indicated by such factors as numbers of farms and numbers of applicators; (6) Magnitude of effort: Need to accomplish expected outputs and products; and (7) Ability to accomplish output goals.
How may assistance be used?
Available for costs specifically incurred in purchasing inspectional supplies and equipment; reimbursing State travel and per diem expenses associated with the performance of grant outputs; purchasing essential laboratory equipment and supplies; paying salaries for personnel performing inspectional, analytical and/or managerial functions related to grant activities, and for administrative costs associated with the performance of grant outputs. Funds also can be used for training. Each program must have at least one federally credentialed inspector pursuant to the September 2004 Guidance for Issuing Federal EPA Inspector Credentials to Authorize Employees of State/Tribal Governments to Conduct Inspections on Behalf of EPA. Assistance agreement awards under this program may involve or relate to geospatial information. Further information regarding geospatial information may be obtained by viewing the following website: https://www.epa.gov/geospatial. .
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring is required under this program. As requested in the Annual Program Guidance for inclusion in the grant award; quarterly with mid-year and year-end evaluations.
Auditing
Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.
Records
Financial records including all documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to each cooperative agreement must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts. All records must be maintained for three years from the date of the submission of the annual financial status report or longer if questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Projects are normally funded for a 12-month period. Payments will be on an advance letter of credit or reimbursement basis; recipient must request the initial advance payment on SF 270, Request for Advance or Reimbursement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog, or the Headquarters Contact listed below.
Headquarters Office
Michelle Yaras
Office Of Compliance, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. ( Mail Code: 2227A)
Washington, DC 20460 US
yaras.michelle@epa.gov
Phone: 202-564-4153
Fax: 202-564-0085

Elizabeth Vizard
Office Of Compliance, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (2227A), EPA
Washington, DC 20460 US
vizard.elizabeth@epa.gov
Phone: 2025645940
Website Address
http://www2.epa.gov/compliance/federal-insecticide-fungicide-and-rodenticide-act-state-and-tribal-assistance-grant
Financial Information
Account Identification
68-0103-0-1-304
Obligations
(Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$17,737,000.00; FY 16$17,886,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
32,000 (territory) to 676,000; average 240,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards" 2 CFR 200; Environmental Protection Agency, State and Local Assistance (40 CFR Part 35 Subpart A).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 State agencies participating in the federal/state cooperative agreement program receive funds to support and strengthen their pesticide compliance and enforcement programs, including pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection and enforcement activities as well as special pesticide initiatives activities and training. Typical program activities include inspections and observations at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; inspections and investigations at ports of entry to assess compliance with import and export requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations are detected, including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls and notices. Funds also supported training activities.
Fiscal Year 2018 State agencies participated in the federal/state cooperative agreement program received funds to support and strengthen their pesticide compliance and enforcement programs, including pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection and enforcement activities as well as special pesticide initiatives activities. Typical program activities included inspections at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; inspections and investigations at ports of entry to assess compliance with import and export requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations were detected, including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls and notices. Funds also supported training activities.
Fiscal Year 2019 State agencies participating in the federal/state cooperative agreement program receive funds to support and strengthen their pesticide compliance and enforcement programs, including pesticide compliance monitoring, inspection and enforcement activities as well as special pesticide initiatives activities. Typical program activities include inspections at pesticide application sites to ensure user compliance with label directions and acceptable use practices; inspections of pesticide products at production facilities and in the retail marketplace to ensure industry compliance with registration, classification, and labeling requirements; inspections and investigations at ports of entry to assess compliance with import and export requirements; and initiation of appropriate enforcement action when violations were detected, including civil and criminal prosecution, stop sale orders, seizures, recalls and notices. Funds also support training activities.

 



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