Regional Agricultural IPM Grants

 

The Objective is to support Integrated Pest Management (IPM) implementation and approaches that reduce the risks associated with pests & pesticide use in agriculture in the United States. This program is competed and the grants are awarded by Headquarters grant offices.

Fiscal year 2014: The objective is to support Integrated Pest Management (IPM) implementation and approaches that reduce the risks associated with pests and pesticides in agriculture in the United States. IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of easy to implement practices. The Regional Agricultural IPM Grants help to formalize and expand public-private stewardship and increase collaborative pesticide risk reduction efforts in agriculture. First offered in 2011, these grants are some of the many grants that the Agency issues to further the adoption of promising technologies and practices that reduce pesticide risk in various sectors.

Fiscal year 2015: The objective is to support Integrated Pest Management (IPM) implementation and approaches that reduce the risks associated with pests and pesticides in agriculture in the United States. IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of easy to implement practices. The Regional Agricultural IPM Grants help to formalize and expand public-private stewardship and increase collaborative pesticide risk reduction efforts in agriculture. First offered in 2011, these grants are some of the many grants that the Agency issues to further the adoption of promising technologies and practices that reduce pesticide risk in various sectors.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
66.714
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Office: Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No awards were awarded in FY2014. Fiscal Year 2015: No content available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Section 20.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For certain competitive funding opportunities under this CFDA description, the Agency may limit eligibility to compete to a number or subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy. Eligible applicants for purposes of funding under these grant programs include any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Native American Organizations, laboratories, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any agency or instrumentally thereof exclusive of local governments (includes public institutions of higher education and hospitals).

Non-profit organization, as defined by 2 CFR Part 200, means any corporation, trust, association, cooperative or other organization that: (1) is operated primarily for scientific, educational, service, charitable or similar purposes in the public interest; (2) is not organized primarily for profit; and (3) uses its net proceeds to maintain, improve and/or expand its operations. While not considered to be a "non-profit organization(s)" as defined by 2 CFR Part 200, colleges and universities, hospitals, state, local and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments are, nevertheless, eligible to submit proposals under 2 CFR Part 200 and this RFP.

The following are not eligible to apply for this funding opportunity: for-profit organizations and non-profit organizations described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any State, U.S. Territory/Possession, Native American Organization, or other entities working in conjunction with these eligible applicants.
Credentials/Documentation
The application should present a well thought out work plan with established infrastructure to execute the work plan. Key officials should have and document appropriate work experience or education to effectively carry out the proposed work plan or research. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. 2 CFR 225 for State and local governments. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Grants are awarded on the basis of merit. The call for proposals is announced in Grants.gov and on the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs' website and by other established mechanisms early in the fiscal year. The proposal format is specified in the call. Proposals not using the published format will not be considered. National criteria are established in the call. Once the grant process is announced nationally, interested applicants are urged to contact the appropriate EPA Regional Office for detailed instructions. Proposals are submitted to an EPA Regional Office. All proposals received are rated using the published criteria and compete for funding against all acceptable proposals received. Consultation or assistance in filling out a project proposal is available from any of the EPA Regional Offices either by phone, mail, fax or electronic mail. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Regarding pre-application/pre-proposal assistance with respect to competitive funding opportunities under this program description, EPA will generally specify the nature of the pre-application/pre-proposal assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in the competitive announcement. For additional information, contact the individual(s) listed as "Information Contacts" or see Appendix IV of the Catalog. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Successful applicants will be notified and invited to complete and sign a Standard Form 424, (an application form) which will be supplied upon notification. Questions about this form will be answered by the Regional representative who contacts the applicant. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through http://www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
For competitive awards, EPA will review and evaluate applications, proposals, and/or submissions in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria stated in the competitive announcement. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
About 60 days.
Appeals
Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures published in 70 FR (Federal Register) 3629, 3630 (January 26, 2005). Copies of these procedures may also be requested by contacting the individual(s) listed as "Information Contacts." Disputes relating to matters other than the competitive selection of recipients will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this CFDA description will be described in the competitive announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Grants may be used to fund projects that further the implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in agriculture. The type of projects that will be considered include research, monitoring, demonstration, and related activities. Projects must include efforts to implement IPM practices which lead to pest and pesticide risk reduction. There are no discretionary funds available to fund projects.

Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or government-owned vehicles, or while driving privately-owned vehicles when on official government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the government. Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to conduct initiatives of the type described in section 3(a) of the Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving Executive Order that was signed on October 1, 2009.

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: http://geodata.epa.gov.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
EPA includes reporting requirements for grants and cooperative agreements in the terms and conditions of the agreements. Agreements may require interim and final progress reports, and expenditure/financial, equipment and invention reports. Progress reports are general required at least semi-annually. Specific reporting requirements are also identified in the Grant Regulations at 2 CFR 200 and 1500, as applicable. Program reports are required under this program. Grantees are required to submit financial reports to their regional Project Officer. Grantees are required to submit progress reports to their regional Project Officer. Grantees are required to submit expenditure reports. Grantees are required to perform performance monitoring as part of their requirements.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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 to substantiate charges to each grant must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts. All records must be maintained for 3 years from the date of submission of the annual financial status report. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of an audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded for a project period not to exceed 2 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Cara Finn Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P)
Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, , Washington, District of Columbia 20460 Email: finn.cara@epa.gov Phone: (703) 305-5659
Website Address
http://www.epa.gov/pestwise/grants
Financial Information
Account Identification
68-0103-2-1-304.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $11,000; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - $11,000 in FY 2014 & $0 in 2015.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No awards in FY2014 and FY2015.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
40 CFR Parts 29,32; 2CFR 200 and 1500; EPA Assistance Administration Manual," available from the National Technical Information Services, Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161 on a subscription basis, Order No.NTIS UB/031.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No awards were awarded in FY2014. Fiscal Year 2015: No awards are anticipated in FY2015. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available

 



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