Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes

 

The Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes provides assistance for the development and implementation of hazardous waste management programs; for building capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance; and for developing solutions to address hazardous waste management issues in Indian country. Funding Priorities - Fiscal Year 2019: Develop and implement hazardous waste management programs that improve the applicant's ability to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste. Build capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance and develop solutions to address hazardous waste mismanagement impacting Tribal lands. Development and institutionalization of hazardous waste program capacity for Tribal governments and the communities they serve.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
66.812
Federal Agency/Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No content available. In FY 2016, the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) - formerly OSW - distributed funds to Tribes and Inter-Tribal Consortia in support of activities that facilitate the development of comprehensive management programs to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste; build capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance; and identify and/or implement solutions that will address hazardous waste mismanagement. In FY 2016, ORCR received 11 proposals. Out of the 11 proposals that were received, 9 were considered eligible and were reviewed. To assist Tribes through the FY 2016 Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes, $297,000 in STAG funding was distributed to Regions 6, 9, and 10. A total of 4 awards were made through these Regions.
Fiscal Year 2017 In FY 2017, the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) - formerly OSW - distributed funds to Tribes and Inter-Tribal Consortia in support of activities that facilitate the development of comprehensive management programs to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste; build capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance; and identify and/or implement solutions that will address hazardous waste mismanagement. In FY 2017, ORCR received 13 proposals. Out of the 13 proposals that were received, 11 were considered eligible and were reviewed. To assist Tribes through the FY 2017 Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes, $301,000 in STAG funding was distributed to Regions 5, 8, and 9. A total of 3 awards were made through these Regions.
Fiscal Year 2018 In FY 2018, the Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery (ORCR) - formerly OSW - distributed funds to Tribes and Inter-Tribal Consortia in support of activities that facilitate the development of comprehensive management programs to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste; build capacity to improve and maintain regulatory compliance; and identify and/or implement solutions that will address hazardous waste mismanagement. In FY 2018 ORCR received 11 proposals. Out of the 11 proposals that were received, nine were considered eligible and were reviewed. To assist Tribes through the FY 2018 Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes, $303,000 in STAG funding was distributed to Regions 6 and 10. A total of 3 awards were made through these Regions.
Authorization
Appropriations Act of 1999, Public Law 105-276, 42 U.S.C. 6908a
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The following are eligible to receive financial assistance: (a) an Indian tribal government, and (b) an intertribal consortium or consortia. An Indian tribal government is any tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation (as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of the Interior as eligible for the special services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. A consortium is a partnership between two or more Indian tribal governments authorized by the governing bodies of those tribes to apply for and receive assistance under this program. For certain competitive funding opportunities under this assistance listing, the Agency may limit eligibility to compete to a number or subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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 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 in the competitive announcement. Potential applicants should consult the designated Regional Tribal hazardous waste program coordinator. It is strongly suggested that potential applicants consult with the designated Regional point of contact.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The annual competitive announcement outlines specific procedures for submitting proposals. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through https://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
Specific information regarding deadlines is provided in the competitive announcement.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. The approval process can take up to an estimated one to two months from the deadline provided in the competitive announcement.
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 assistance listing will be described in the competitive announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance may be used for projects that address the management of hazardous waste. This grant program will support projects designed to develop and implement hazardous waste management programs. These programs must improve the applicant's ability to properly identify, manage, or dispose of hazardous waste. All hazardous waste management activities that address the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle C "cradle to grave" approach are eligible. Each of the following hazardous waste management program activities are considered central to a "cradle to grave" program: Hazardous Waste Identification; Hazardous Waste Generator Siting, Monitoring, & Compliance (Large Quantity, Small Quantity, and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators); Hazardous Waste Minimization, Recycling, Used Oil, and Universal Wastes; Hazardous Waste Transportation; Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility Siting, Permitting, Monitoring, Corrective Action, & Enforcement; Land Disposal Restrictions; Combustion. Assistance will be provided under this program only for activities which EPA determines are appropriate to carry out the purposes of RCRA. Assistance under this program does not include any element of municipal solid waste management, chemical emergency planning and preparedness or superfund program cleanup.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance reporting requirements are identified at 2 CFR 200.328. EPA Regional Offices may include additional information regarding the content and frequency of reporting requirements in the terms and conditions of the agreements.
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
Records and accounts must be maintained to reflect the operations of the project. Financial records, including all documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate changes to each grant must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts. All records must be maintained until expiration of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained 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
The terms of the grant shall be determined at the time of the grant award. Assistance agreements will be fully funded by a lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Designated Regional Tribal Hazardous Waste Management Program Contacts: Region, Address, Name, E-mail Address, Phone, Fax. Region I, U.S. EPA, 1 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02114-2023, Michael Stover, Stover.Michael@epa.gov, (617) 918-1123,(617) 918-0343. Region II, U.S. EPA, 290 Broadway, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10007-1886, David Abrines, Abrines.David@epa.gov, (212) 637-3043, (212) 637-4437. Region III, U.S. EPA, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029, Brian Hamilton, Hamilton.Brian@epa.gov, (215) 814-5497, (215) 814-5102. Region IV, U.S. EPA, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, Laura McMillan, McMillan.Laura@epa.gov, (404) 562-8584, (404) 562-8439. Region V, U.S. EPA, 77 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604, Dolly Tong, Tong.Dolly@epa.gov, (312) 886-1019, (312) 353-6519. Region VI, U.S. EPA, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202-2733, Nick Stone (Technical), Stone.Nick@epa.gov, Maurice Hill (Grants), Hill.Maurice@epa.gov, (214) 665-7226, (214) 665-7216, (214) 665-8523, (214) 665-2182. Region VII, U.S. EPA, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101, Elizabeth Blackburn, Blackburn.LizI@epa.gov, (913) 551-7899, (913) 551-9899. Region VIII, U.S. EPA, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Mail Code: 8P-HW, Denver, CO 80202-1129, Sairam Appaji, Appaji.Sairam@epa.gov, (303) 312-6313, (303) 312-6341. Region IX, U.S. EPA, 75 Hawthorne Street, Mail Code: WST-7, San Francisco, CA 94105, Deirdre Nurre, Nurre.Deirdre@epa.gov, (415) 972-4290, (415) 947-3530. Region X, U.S. EPA, 1200 6th Avenue, Mail Code: WCM-128; Seattle, WA 98101, Gabriela Carvalho, Carvalho.Gabriela@epa.gov, (206) 553-6698, (206) 553-8509.
Headquarters Office
Denise Roy
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. (Mail Code: 5303P)
Washington, DC 20460 US
Roy.Denise@epa.gov
Phone: (703) 308 8458
Website Address
https://www.epa.gov/tribal-lands
Financial Information
Account Identification
68-0103-0-1-304
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$303,000.00; FY 19 est $294,000.00; FY 20 FY 17$300,000.00; FY 16$297,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range = $18,000 to $100,000; Average = $56,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
General Grant Regulations and Procedures 2 CFR 200 and 1500 as applicable. Contact designated Regional program coordinator for other documents, including the "Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes: Guidance for Applicants."
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 In FY 2016, the following activities are suggestive and do not limit the range of activities considered eligible under this grant program. These activities are eligible when they are performed in support of developing and implementing a tribal program to manage hazardous waste: Develop and implement codes, regulations, and ordinances, policies, and/or guidance to regulate hazardous waste management activities and facilities, such as generators, transporters, and treatment, storage and disposal facilities. Develop and implement hazardous waste program enforcement policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance, including monitoring and inspection schemes. Develop legal and administrative infrastructure adequate to implement and maintain regulatory and/or non-regulatory hazardous waste management programs. Includes support for Tribal Emergency Response Committees (TERC). Identify and assess hazardous waste generation and ongoing management of concern to the community, including: inventory active and inactive dump/disposal sites and assess contamination potential; characterize hazardous waste stream, including illegal dump-sites; and identify sensitive sites with potential or actual impacts on water bodies, soil, air, cultural/historic resources, threatened or endangered species, etc. Develop and implement tribal integrated hazardous waste management plans (including, but not limited to, source reduction/recycling, household hazardous waste collection programs, pesticide container collection). Implement used oil collection/re-use and other programs to reduce the mismanagement of hazardous waste in the community. Implement household hazardous waste collection events or programs that provide sustainable or long-term solutions for disposal of household hazardous waste for the community. Develop outreach/education documents and other resource materials to plan and conduct hazardous waste management seminars for tribal leaders, community members, business and civic organizations, etc. Establish qualifications for environmental management personnel relative to the tribes needs and plan for program implementation. Establish a communications plan for hazardous waste management program activities. Identify multi-jurisdictional opportunities for hazardous waste management, including feasibility for intergovernmental (Tribal, Federal, State, local) cooperative efforts. na
Fiscal Year 2019 In FY 2019, the following activities are suggestive and do not limit the range of activities considered eligible under this grant program. These activities are eligible when they are performed in support of developing and implementing a tribal program to manage hazardous waste: Develop and implement codes, regulations, and ordinances, policies, and/or guidance to regulate hazardous waste management activities and facilities, such as generators, transporters, and treatment, storage and disposal facilities. Develop and implement hazardous waste program enforcement policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance, including monitoring and inspection schemes. Develop legal and administrative infrastructure adequate to implement and maintain regulatory and/or non-regulatory hazardous waste management programs. Includes support for Tribal Emergency Response Committees (TERC). Identify and assess hazardous waste generation and ongoing management of concern to the community, including: inventory active and inactive dump/disposal sites and assess contamination potential; characterize hazardous waste stream, including illegal dump-sites; and identify sensitive sites with potential or actual impacts on water bodies, soil, air, cultural/historic resources, threatened or endangered species, etc. Develop and implement tribal integrated hazardous waste management plans (including, but not limited to, source reduction/recycling, household hazardous waste collection programs, pesticide container collection). Implement used oil collection/re-use and other programs to reduce the mismanagement of hazardous waste in the community. Implement household hazardous waste collection events or programs that provide sustainable or long-term solutions for disposal of household hazardous waste for the community. Develop outreach/education documents and other resource materials to plan and conduct hazardous waste management seminars for tribal leaders, community members, business and civic organizations, etc. Establish qualifications for environmental management personnel relative to the tribes needs and plan for program implementation. Establish a communications plan for hazardous waste management program activities. Identify multi-jurisdictional opportunities for hazardous waste management, including feasibility for intergovernmental (Tribal, Federal, State, local) cooperative efforts.

 



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