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Grants & Funding

The Exchange Network Grant Program provides funding to states, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes to support the development of the National Environmental Information Exchange Network. [Read More]Since FY 2002, EPA has awarded approximately $171 million in assistance agreements to build the Network. All 50 states, five territories, and 87 federally recognized tribes have received grants to facilitate their involvement in the development and implementation of the Exchange Network.

U.S. EPA Releases Final FY 2015 Exchange Network Grant Solicitation Notice

The FY 2015 Exchange Network (EN) Grant Program Solicitation Notice is now available to interested applicants. Applications are due to EPA by November 24, 2014. In FY 2015, EPA expects to award about $10,000,000 for 40 to 50 assistance agreements for traditional Phase 2 (or Phase 1) Exchange Network projects of up to $500,000 each. EPA expects to award an additional $1.4 million for three to four partnership assistance agreements for Exchange Network projects related to E-Enterprise of up to $500,000 each. The exact number of grants will depend on the final amount of EPA’s appropriation for the grant program, the number of applications submitted to EPA by the application deadline, the amounts of proposed budgets, and the outcome of application reviews. The primary outcome expected from Exchange Network assistance agreements is improved access to, and exchange of, high-quality environmental data from public and private sector sources. With this outcome in mind, applications should demonstrate support for and results toward EN program priorities. EPA will accept project proposals for Exchange Network grants in one of two ways: 1) a hardcopy mailed or delivered application, including one original and two copies; or 2) a proposal submitted electronically through the grants.gov website. EPA anticipates that it will announce selection decisions in or around April 2015. EPA plans to issue the awards by July 31, 2015. To assist applicants, EPA will be hosting webinars and further details will be posted here and provided through Exchange Network alerts.


List of Exchange Network Grants meeting Excessive Unliquidated Obligations Criteria


January 2015 ULO update :

2 Year Excessive ULO (PDF) (1 pp, 26 KB)

3 Year Excessive ULO (PDF) (1 pp, 26 KB)

4 Year Excessive ULO (PDF) (1 pp, 26 KB)

5+ Year Excessive ULO (PDF) (1 pp, 27 KB)

October 2014 ULO update :

2 Year Excessive ULO (PDF) (1 pp, 25 KB)

3 Year Excessive ULO (PDF) (1 pp, 27 KB)

4 Year Excessive ULO (PDF) (1 pp, 27 KB)

5+ Year Excessive ULO (PDF) (2 pp, 33 KB)



FY 2015 Exchange Network Grant Solicitation Notice (PDF) (115 pp, 2 MB)

E-Enterprise for the Environment Conceptual Blueprint: Executive Summary (PDF) (7 pp, 681 KB)

FY 2015 Exchange Network Grant Application Webinar (PDF) (10 pp, 759 KB)

E-Enterprise Architecture Task Order (PDF) (34 pp, 610 KB)

Checklist of Documents (PDF) (1 pp, 107 KB) to submit for FY 2015 Exchange Network Grant Applications
What's New (PDF) (1 pp, 131 KB) in the FY 2015 Exchange Network Grant Solicitation Notice
A list of Do's and Don'ts (PDF) (2 pp, 123 KB) for the FY 2015 Exchange Network Solicitation Notice

Budget Detail Guidance (PDF) (7 pp, 79 KB) to assist applicants in the preparation of the budget and project narrative

Updated information on Virtual Node services:

Virtual Node IPT Charter (PDF) (5 pp, 144 KB)

Draft Description of Virtual Node Services (PDF) (3 pp, 224 KB)

Exchange Network Grant Award & Project Information
Review 2002 - 2013 information on Exchange Network grants. Find out more about the types of activities that states, tribes and territories are involved in, which are helping to support the Exchange Network.

Related Grants Information and Resources

  • Grants Awards Database contains a summary record for all non-construction EPA grants awarded in the last 10 years including grants that were awarded before that time that are still open.

  • Grants and Debarment is the Office of Administration and Resources Management Web site for all EPA grant related information.

  • Grants.gov is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant-making agencies.

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