Research, Development, Monitoring, Public Education, Outreach, Training, Demonstrations, and Studies
Grants are awarded to support Research, Development, Monitoring, Public Education, Outreach, Training, Demonstration, and Studies relating to the protection of public health and the environment from pesticides, and potential risk from toxic substances. Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP)/CWPB FY 2019 priorities: X8-8327401 Engaging All Stakeholders, $500,000. X8-83597001 National Farmworker Training Program, $500,000. X8-83947901 National Pesticide Information (NPIC) at Oregon State University (OSU), $1,000,000. X8-83616301 Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC), $945,000. X8-83935901 Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative - Medical (PERC-Med), $500,000. X8-83698001 Powered Up: An Advanced PSFMP Management System, $1,000,000. In FY 2019, the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) will continue to support the National Toxics Tribal Council (NTTC), with an estimate of $150,000. And OECD Environment, Health and Safety program. Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP)/GISB FY 2019 priorities: X8-83937301 AAPCO/State FIFRA Issues, Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) $165,000 to support state FIFRA co-regulators. Held two Full SFIREG meetings and two Joint Working Committee (JWC) meetings; Ensured distribution of OPP Updates and other EPA reports to state lead agencies (SLAs); Held discussions on key regulatory decisions and pesticide issues such as Dicamba, hemp, drones, and Glyphosate; Continued SFIREG workgroup activities with EPA staff relating to state applicator certification plan revisions due to OPP March 4, 2020; Kept SFIREG section of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials website up-to-date. X8-83590701 Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) $195,000 to support tribal FIFRA co-regulators. Held monthly meetings focused on risk assessment and direct implementation as their priorities for the year, and worked on completing the Status of Pesticides in Indian Country Report; held two national meetings with the first being in Chandler, AZ, and the second at the OPP offices in Arlington, VA. X8-83578901 Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP) $535,000 to provide pesticide regulatory education for states and tribes. Held four courses in 2019 serving 151 attendees made up of state, tribal and some regional personnel. The four courses were a Lab Issues PREP Course in Richmond, VA, a Applicator Certification Rule PREP Course in Arlington, VA, a Comprehensive Combo PREP Course in Milwaukee, WI, and a Risk Communication PREP Course in Vancouver, WA.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
FY2016 OPP Accomplishments for the following: Grant# 83617701-0: Using Educational Networks to Increase Schools' Adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM; Awarded 03/01/2016. Accomplishments: 1)Initiated discussions on the criteria to be used to recruit school systems/districts to partner with their local health departments, focusing on rural and underserved areas.2)Initiated efforts to gather resources for a web-based IPM toolkit.3)Attended EPA's School IPM Roundtable in Washington, DC on May 25, 2016. 4)Attended an EPA webinar,"Stop School Pests and iPestManager – School IPM Educational Programs," to learn more about existing school IPM resources. Grant# 83617601-0,Keeping the Pests Out: The Economics of Integrated Pest Management in Schools; Awards-007, $300,000;Awarded 01/15/2016. Accomplishments: 1)Established an advisory committee to develop measures and evaluation criteria, propose outreach, and review a request for quotes, 2)Developed and advertised a request for quotes to which school districts could apply to be part of the study. 3)Held an informational webinar for school districts considering joining the study. 4)Distributed frequently asked questions on the study based on school district inquiries. Grant# 83597001-0, National Farmworker Training Program (AFOP; Awards-001, $500,000 Accomplishments: 1)Recruited 29 participating sites; 2)Enrolled 205 returning and new trainers; 3)Provided trainings to 13,240 farmworkers. •Conducted an introductory Orientation Webinar to all participating trainers. 4)Distributed over 2,500 pounds of training materials for new and returning trainers; and, take-home materials for farmworkers and their families, 5)Conducted 2 Online Train-the-Trainer Course via Webinar. Grant#83590701-0, Tribal Pesticide Program Council(TPPC) Awards 002,$195,000 Accomplishments: 1)Participated in six (6) monthly Executive Committee calls and two (2) agenda-planning calls to discern TPPC training needs for the January 2016 bi-annual meeting. 2)Design Two Semi-Annual Multi-Day Meeting Formats and Agendas for Full Council and Executive Committee - Completed a needs assessment for training topics and the formation of the draft and final agenda for the first semi-annual meeting held January 13-14, 2016 in Maricopa, AZ hosted by the Ak-Chin Indian Community; recruited various speakers for content-specific sessions; and collaborated with the Ak-Chin Indian Community on logistics for the first meeting. Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) FY2016 accomplishments for the Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP) include: • PREP developed and delivered four training courses in 2016, with a total of 108 state, tribe, and territory managers and staff who participated. Courses included: Compliance & Enforcement in Asheville, North Carolina (Co-located with WPS PIRT Course); Worker Protection Standard Implementation in Fort Myers, Florida; Comprehensive Combo in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Pesticide Management & Emerging Issues in Indianapolis, Indiana. • PREP organized and ran four planning groups to develop the agendas for each course. • All classroom presentations, agendas, participant lists, handouts, and post-course reports were catalogued in the PREP Archive. • PREP web site was kept up to date with course schedules, email nomination dates, and participant selection dates. • The PREP email list was updated in January 2017, as on an as-needed basis. Pesticide Education Resources Collaborative Accomplishments:1) Established advisory boards (one each for calendar years 2016 and 2017), standard operating procedures and policies, and a new website; 2) Engaged with stakeholders for input on resources needs; 3) determined resource gaps: 4) established a clearinghouse of existing materials; 5) developed materials to assist the regulated community in complying with the 2015 revised agricultural Worker Protection Standard: The Quick Reference Guide (in two formats), the "How to Comply" manual, fact sheet on when WPS training is needed, and a WPS "Train the Trainer" PowerPoint; 6) held first annual meeting of the advisory board and developed plans for materials and resource development in calendar year 2017. National Farmworker Training Program (AFOP) Accomplishments:1) Recruited 29 participating sites; 2) Increased its network of trainers to 218; 3) Provided training to 52,443 farmworkers on pesticide safety and heat stress prevention; 4) AFOP held its annual National Long Sleeve Shirt Drive during the National Farmworker Awareness Week, from March 26th through April 2nd; 5) Trained 500 women on Pesticide Exposure and Pregnancy (PEP); 6) Conducted a webinar "Farmworker Safety" to network of trainers; 7) Trained 2,879 farmworkers on heat stress prevention. The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) Accomplishments: 1) During the last year NPIC received 11,337 inquiries; 2) NPIC continues to develop new materials based on the most popular topics discussed with callers; 3) NPIC collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to create a map of vector control districts; 4) NPIC and AAPCC co-developed an infographic about reading pesticide labels; 5) Developed four new fact sheets relying on up-to-date scientific and regulatory resources; 6) Developed and updated web apps such as the Herbicide Properties Tool (HPT) which evaluates persistence and the potential for movement of herbicides in the environment; 7) NPIC created 25 new web pages, developed 318 original posts, averaging six posts per week, and hosted a social media series on permaculture; 8) NPIC continued to modernize common pesticide questions and answers by expanding the FAQ web pages (FAQs were also developed in response to increased interest about Zika and mosquito control). Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) Technical Support Accomplishments: 1) UC Davis Extension assumed the duties of providing technical support to the TPPC, and began building a relationship with tribal members. UCDE administered TPPC's biennial election on January 2016, at the first of two semi-annual, in person meetings held at the Ak-Chin Reservation in Maricopa , Arizona. The second in person meeting was hosted by the Navajo Nation in Flagstaff, Arizona in June. UCDE helped the TPPC establish key priorities t focus on for the year, administered monthly TPPC executive meeting calls, developed a TPPC website, and began developing an administrative process for the TPPC to store key documents. OPPT Accomplishments: National Toxics Tribal Council (NTTC): 1) Participated in monthly executive meetings, 2) Scheduled and managed 2 in-person meetings; one in DC and one in Indian country, 3) Drafted agenda items, provided logistical support, identified and ensured speakers, and wrote up meeting notes. And provided assistance to schedule meetings for Tribal consultation on OPPT regulatory actions. (University of Arizona) • The accomplishments of the grant were the following: o Created a national sustainable program offering IPM certification and certificates for each key role involved in pest management for schools, offered free to the public. o Through the course of the project, increased the knowledge of over 1,200 individuals on school IPM across 8 states, thereby impacting nearly 1.8 million students and 60,000 school staff. (Texas A&M) • The accomplishments of the grant were the following: o Compiled all school IPM resources available nationwide into an organized online central repository, available free to the public. o Provided education on school IPM to over 275 individuals. (National Environmental Health Association) • Awarded a $241,036 grant to the National Environmental Health Association to utilize existing networks to increase the adoption of IPM in schools (Health Resources in Action) • Awarded a grant to Health Resources in Action to conduct an impartial study on the economic impact of IPM in schools.Fiscal Year 2017
FY17 accomplishments for the Pesticide Regulatory Education Program - include: • PREP developed and delivered four training courses in 2017, with a total of 113 state, tribe, and territory managers and staff who participated. Courses included: Pesticide Applicator Certification in Baltimore, Maryland; Pesticides and Water Quality in St. Paul, Minnesota; Public Health Pests in Seattle, Washington and will host the Laboratory Issues course in Denver, Colorado. • PREP organized and ran four planning groups to develop the agendas for each course. • All classroom presentations, agendas, participant lists, handouts, and post-course reports were catalogued in the PREP Archive. • PREP web site was kept up to date with course schedules, email nomination dates, and participant selection dates, and the PREP email list was updated as-needed.The Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) Technical Support Accomplishments:1) UC Davis Extension organized and facilitated two semiannual, in-person meetings this year in addition to facilitating meetings and providing administrative support. The first in-person meeting was hosted by the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians in Pauma Valley, California, in October 2016. The second meeting was hosted by OPP in Crystal City, Virginia in March. UCDE also assisted the TPPC in making progress on the Pesticides in Indian Country Report that has been several years in the making, which documents key pesticide issues for tribes across the country. UCDE successfully organized TPPC membership information which included securing letters of appointment, revamped an action item list that contained outdated information, and helped tribal members identify their key issues for the year which include pollinator protection, providing tribal -specific bed bug information to tribes, and completing the Pesticide in Indian Country Report. OPPT Accomplishments: National Toxics Tribal Council (NTTC): 1) Participated in monthly executive meetings, 2) Scheduled and managed 2 in-person meetings; one in DC and one in Indian country, 3) Drafted agenda items, provided logistical support, identified and ensured speakers, and wrote up meeting notes, and 4) Set up tribal three major consultations meetings with OPPT management to provide tribes with information regarding regulatory actions.(Michigan State University) • The accomplishments of the grant were the following: o Coordinated a bi-state school IPM coalition for Michigan and Indiana o Developed an interactive training program that enhanced the self-study manual currently utilized by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as the certification of IPM in Schools training. o Focus on underserved communities in large urban school districts to be used as demonstration schools, implementing IPM and offering technician training in three schools. o Trained 24 Michigan technicians on school IPM, impacting nearly 18,500 students. Grant# 83597001-0, National Farmworker Training Program (AFOP); FY17 -AFOP’s Accomplishments: 1) Recruited 23 participating sites; 2) Delivered 10 Train -the Trainer courses; 3) Provided trainings to 23,520 farmworkers on pesticide safety; 4) Distributed over 16,300 “take home exposure materials”; 5) Trained 1,219 women on Pesticide Exposure and Pregnancy (PEP) in May; 6) AFOP held its annual National Long Sleeve Shirt Drive during the National Farmworker Awareness Week, in March and distributed 163,062 long sleeve shirts; 7) Developed three new audiovisual materials ; 8) Broadcasted PSA’s in multiple radio stations in collaboration with the Hispanic Communications Network. Grant # 83560101, The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC); FY17- NPIC’s Accomplishments: 1) During the last year NPIC received 10,626 inquiries; 2) NPIC’s website had 6.4 million-page views; 3) NPIC continues to develop new materials based on the most popular topics discussed with callers; NPIC developed 19 new web pages and 195 original posts, averaging 3-4 posts per week; 4) Created eight new videos and four new FAQ comics; 5) Developed four new fact sheets relying on up-to-date scientific and regulatory resources; 6) NPIC and AAPCC continue to co-developed public education materials such as the Daycare & School Poison Safety webpage; 7) Worked with the Tribal Pesticide Program Council and the multiagency Bed Bug Workgroup on their Bed Bug Educational Package; 8) NPIC served as member on the National Poisoning Prevention Council; 9) NPIC worked with the Oregon Department of Agriculture on their Oregon IPM in Schools Checklist; 10) NPIC partnered with Oregon State agencies to communicate risks of Japanese beetle treatments in urban areas; 11) NPIC continued to modernize common pesticide questions and answers by expanding the FAQ web pages; 12) NPIC provided four special reports this quarter upon request, from OPP’s HED and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection; 13) Delivered three webinars; 14) NPIC released an array of materials related to mosquito-transmitted diseases, including the Zika Virus; 15) Updated the Online Pesticide Incident Reporting: NPIC’s Veterinary and Ecological Portal. Grant # X8-83616301 Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) with UC Davis. PERC held an annual meeting with their advisory board to help identify resource material needs for the following year; kept their website up to date; conducted outreach to various stakeholders on the availability of materials; and solicited subject matter experts to assist with projects. PERC developed the following resource materials to assist with implementation of the Worker Protection Standard (WPS): Train-the-Trainer presentations for WPS pesticide safety trainers of farm workers and pesticide handlers were translated into Spanish; the WPS Pesticide Safety Poster to comply with the agricultural employers' central posting requirement; a webpage on Spanish-language resources for WPS implementation and compliance (materials for training workers, handlers and WPS trainers); and the WPS Respiratory Protection Guide. All materials can be found on their website: www.pesticideresources.org. Grant #X8-83698001 - Powered Up: an Advanced Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program with the eXtension Foundation. FY17 accomplishments: Established an online application and reporting system for use by Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEPs) to apply for funds for pesticide applicator education and training programs, and to report on progress developing an resource used for education and training of pesticide applicators of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). Grant# 83617701 - NEHA Mentorship Program for Developing School IPM Capabilities, FY17 Accomplishments: 1) Execute two out of three partnerships between school districts and health departments to implement school IPM; 2) Develop and post online a School IPM toolkit; 3) Collect the "before" data used to measure impacts of school IPM. 4) The use of pesticides in Utah and Colorado school districts has been reduced through the partnerships.Fiscal Year 2018
SFIREG: Held two Full SFIREG meetings and two Joint Working Committee (JWC) meetings. - Ensured email distribution of OPP Updates and other EPA reports to state lead agencies (SLAs). - Helped to coordinate development of OPP's Regulator in Residence program. - Continued SFIREG workgroup activities with EPA staff relating to Worker Protection Standard, Certification and Training, dicamba, labeling and registration Issues, pollinator protection, and human & environmental health - Kept SFIREG section of the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials website up-to-date - Continued AAPCO/ASPCRO - OPP/OECA Learning Exchange activities PREP: PREP developed and delivered four training courses in 2018, with a total of 126 state, tribe, and territory managers and staff who participated. Courses included: Compliance and Enforcement in Little Rock, Arkansas; Senior Executive in Salt Lake City, Utah; Pesticide Product Registration and Re-evaluation in Crystal City, Virginia and will host the Non-Agricultural/Structural Pest Control Issues in Austin, Texas. • PREP organized and ran four planning groups to develop the agendas for each course. • All classroom presentations, agendas, participant lists, handouts, and post-course reports were catalogued in the PREP Archive. • PREP web site was kept up to date with course schedules, email nomination dates, and participant selection dates, and the PREP email list was updated as-needed. OPPT using the NTTC increased awareness to tribes to TSCA and executed consultations on the new TSCA work that OPPT is actively engaged in. OPP’s FY 18 Cooperative Agreements Accomplishments: Grant# 83597001, National Farmworker Training Program (AFOP); FY18 -AFOP’s Accomplishments: 1) Recruited 23 participating sites; 2) Delivered 11 Train -the Trainer courses; 3) Provided trainings to 46,458 farmworkers on pesticide safety. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grant # 83560101, The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC); FY18- NPIC’s Accomplishments: In 2018, NPIC staff responded to over 10,000 inquiries. While most inquiries came from members of the general public, NPIC receives inquiries from medical professionals, government/enforcement agencies, health agencies and pesticide retailers. The NPIC website received over 6.9 million-page views representing over 7% increase over the same period last year. NPIC also provides a route for veterinarians, clinicians, state environmental, agricultural and public health offices, consumers, parents, researchers and members of the public to report suspected pesticide incidents to a national database. NPIC provides data and analysis of inquiries and potential incidents to EPA for national pesticide surveillance efforts, enforcement priority setting and EPA risk assessment analysis. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grant # X8-83616301 Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC) with UC Davis. In 2018 PERC completed: 1) WPS Compliance Assistance Library; 2) WPS Pesticide Safety Training Videos for Workers and Handlers in English and Spanish; 3) WPS Train-the-Trainer course online; 4) WPS Train-the-Trainer manual in Spanish; 5) WPS Handbook for Agricultural Employers; 6) Pesticide Applicator Certification Seed Treatment manual and exam bank. Grant #X8-83698001 - Powered Up: an Advanced Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program with the eXtension Foundation. FY18 accomplishments: In 2018, eX funded the 46 of 57 PSEPs that applied. Each funds recipient commits to develop a pesticide safety training resource for regional or national use by PSEPs. eX facilitates and encourages collaboration among coordinators working on the same topic. In 2018, PSEPs developed resources (e.g., manuals, fact sheets, presentations, posters) on topics such as personal protective equipment, nozzle selection, drift minimization (including Dicamba), and label comprehension. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grant #X8-83935901- The Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative for medical professionals (PERC-med) aims to educate the medical community on how to prevent, recognize, and treat pesticide-related health conditions. In 2018, PERC-Med and PERC-Med advisory board members have attended conferences. Additionally, PERC-Med is continually updating existing and/or developing new materials and resources, advertising pesticide-related webinars and conferences, and developing networks and partnership to enhance the knowledge of medical professionals and spread more awareness about how to prevent, recognize, and treat pesticide-related illness and injuries. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grant #X8-83927401- Engaging All Stakeholders. This cooperative agreement supports meetings of EPA partners and stakeholders who implement the WPS and Certification regulations and are involved in pesticide safety education. This cooperative agreement supports meetings of EPA partners and stakeholders who implement the WPS and Certification regulations and/or play a part in pesticide safety education. In FY2018, the Michigan State University (MSU) held a national workshop for approximately 150 pesticide safety educators and applicator certification staff at the state government level on pesticide applicator certification and education. The agenda featured pesticide use, educational tools, and certification management. MSU also established “collaboration” teams of subject matter experts on subjects such as respirator requirements, pollinator protection, Dicamba use and Pacific Island pesticide applicator education. MSU assists teams with organization, leading a team, and the collaboration team process. Collaboration team members work together to identify and fill gaps in outreach and education. MSU regularly interacts with stakeholders to identify needs for cooperation and collaboration regarding implementation of the 2015 Worker Protection Standard and the 2017 Certification of Pesticide Applicators regulations. Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) grant #83590701: Held two national meetings, one in Chandler, Arizona, and one at the OPP Office in Arlington, Virginia. The TPPC focused on OPP's risk assessment approach and how exposure of sensitive communities is considered, direction implementation of the national pesticide program in Indian country, and completing a Status of Pesticides in Indian Country Report.
Toxic Substances Control Act, Section 10, Public Law 106-74
National Environmental Policy Act, Section 102(2)(F)
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Section 20 & 23
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants for purposes of funding under these grant programs include any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Native American Organizations, 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). 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.
State and local governments, U.S. territories and possessions, federally recognized Indian tribal governments and Native American Organizations, universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, other public and private nonprofit institutions, general public, and other Non-Governmental Organizations.
Applicants may be requested to demonstrate that they have appropriate background, academic training, experience in the field, and necessary equipment to carry out projects. EPA may ask applicants or principle investigators to provide curriculum vitae and relevant publications. Non-profits are required to demonstrate non-profit status.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. Regarding pre-application/pre-proposal assistance with respect to competitive funding opportunities under this program description, EPA will 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 in the competitive announcement.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Requests for Initial Proposals or Requests for Applications will specify application procedures. Additional information on the EPA grant package can be found at https://www.epa.gov/grants. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through https://www.grants.gov.
For non-competitive awards, EPA will conduct an administrative evaluation to determine the adequacy of the 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 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. Procedures for awards are outlines in the 2 CFR parts 200 and 1500.
Specific information regarding deadlines will be provided in the competitive announcement.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
More than 180 days. Approximately 180 days.
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 40 CFR 30.63 or 40 CFR 31.70, as applicable.
None. Generally, EPA incrementally funds grants and cooperative agreements for research, development, monitoring, public education, training, demonstrations and studies. Approval of subsequent funding increments is dependent on satisfactory project progress, continued relevance of the project to EPA's priorities, and availability of funds, and the Agency policy on the competitive grant process.
How are proposals selected?
The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this CFDA assistance listing will be described in the competitive announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance may be used to provide: Pesticide training to farmworkers, pesticide handlers and pesticide applicators; Outreach to persons in the medical field on how to identify and treat possible pesticide poisoning and illness; Bring EPA partners and stakeholders together to cooperate on pesticide regulatory implementation; Develop materials and resources on compliance with, and implementation of, federal pesticide regulations.
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?
Grantees are required to perform performance monitoring in accordance with Agency policy and requirements stated in Federal Grant Regulations 2 CFR 200.328.
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.
The record retention requirements of 2 CFR 200.333 are applicable depending upon the identity of the recipient. Recipients must keep financial records, including all documents supporting entries on accounting records and to substantiate changes in grants available to personnel authorized to examine EPA recipients grants and cooperative agreements records. All records must be maintained until expiration of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions, such as those raised as a result of audits remain following the 3-year period, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.
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
EPA normally funds grants and cooperative agreements on a 12-month basis. However, EPA can negotiate the project period with each applicant based on project requirements. EPA normally funds grants and cooperative agreements on a 12 month basis. However, EPA can negotiate the project period with each applicant based on project requirements. Funds are released by a letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
EPA encourages potential applicants to communicate with the appropriate EPA Regional Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog, and the Headquarters program contacts listed below. For information on grant applications and procedures, contact: Environmental Protection Agency, Grants and Interagency Agreements Management Division, 3903R, Washington, DC 20460. For program information contact: Office of Pesticide Programs - Venese Williams(703)306-0035 , williams.venese@EPA.gov; Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics - Edna Kapust(202)564-8818 , firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 202-564-8813; and Office of Science Coordination Policy - Steven Knott(202) 564-0103, email@example.com, fax 202-564-8452.
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(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 18$480,000.00; FY 19 est $486,000.00; FY 20 est $480,000.00; FY 17$3,150,000.00; FY 16$2,608,036.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$1,000 to $1,500,000. Average: $500,000 For OPPT: $80,000 to $250,000. Average: $165,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Research, development, monitoring, public education, training, demonstrations and studies grants and cooperative agreements are subject to EPA's General Grant Regulations (2 CFR 200 and 1500). Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR Part 225 for State and local governments and Indian Tribes, 2 CFR Part 220 for educational institutions and 2 CFR Part 230 for non-profit institutions.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
Examples of Funded Projects during FY2015/16: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) EPA Funded amount: $241,036 The grantee NEHA will develop a mentorship program that brings hands-on-training to where it is needed most-the underserved school districts. With focus on sustainability and building partnerships, with local health departments (LHDs). Grantee will collaborate with entities through existing educational networks to promote the benefits of IPM to public and tribal school districts and offer educational training, technical support to increase their adoption of IPM. Keeping the Pest out: The economic of Integrated Pest Management Schools EPA Funded amount: $300,000 The grantee will collaborate with national organizations to inform school administrators and business officials that IPM will give a healthier school environment, fewer pest complaints, fewer absences due to asthma, and provide a healthier learning environment. Grantee will conduct an analysis of the short-and-long term economics of implementing an IPM program in a school district. This project aims to remove uncertainty by providing an unbiased assessment, supported by robust data, of the economics of IPM program school settings. Association of Farmworkers Opportunity Programs (AFOP) EPA Funded amount: $500,000 The recipient will support a national network of over 150 pesticide safety trainers in more than 30 states to provide pesticide worker safety training to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. The recipient will conduct a national program to educate farmworkers about how to reduce risks from pesticides as part of this project. The also train pesticide safety educators who will work with farmworker service organizations, growers and other members of the agricultural community in key rural. Recipient will work collaboratively with farmworker organizations; growers, crew leaders, agricultural extension professionals, health clinics, local, state and federal governments and others in educating farmworkers. Provide EPA -approved pesticide safety training and educational material utilizing a low-literacy, multilingual format to provide health safety education to 20,000 farmworker family members. The Regents of the University of CA-Davis (TPPC) EPA Funded amount: $195,000 Projects funded in FY2016: National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) National Farmworker Training Program (AFOP) Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP) Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) Pesticide Education Resources CollaborativeFiscal Year 2017
Projects funded in FY2017: Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP) Pesticide Education Resources Collaborative (PERC) National Farmworker Training Program (AFOP) National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) Powered-Up - An Advanced Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (PSEP) National Toxics Tribal Council (NTTC) OECD Environment, Health and Safety Program Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG)