EPA's use of Grants.gov Apply
EPA is using Apply in a number of ways. Grants.gov Apply will accept both proposals and full applications. For full applications, an application package with all the application forms will be posted on Grants.gov. For a proposal an application package with just the 424 cover will be posted along with an attachment form for attaching the proposal document.
SF 424 cover
Project Proposal attachment form
SF 424 cover
SF 424A Budget work sheet
SF 424B Assurances
EPA Key Contacts
Certification Regarding Lobbying
EPA Form 4700-4 Preaward Compliance Review Report
SF LLL (Optional)
Project Narrative attachment form (Optional)
Budget Narrative attachment form (Optional)
Other attachment form (Optional)
If the application package is associated with a competitive synopsis posted on Grants.govFind it has a link at the bottom of the page to Apply Electronically.
Using Both RFP and RFA with Grants.gov Apply
An office may chose to use Grants.gov Apply for both the RFP phase and the RFA phase. After October 1, 2005, EPA offices will be required to offer applicants the opportunity to use Grants.gov for both phases. When Grants.gov is used for either phase the EPA sponsoring office will inform OGD which forms applicants will need to complete the package and a number will be applied to the forms package. For an RFP, or an RFA not preceded by an RFP, that number would be the solicitation number in Grants.gov Find. In the case where an RFA follows an RFP, the number of the application package for the follow on RFA would only be made available to the selectees from the RFP process. These applicants will log on to the Grants.gov Apply link https://apply.grants.gov/forms_apps_idx.html and type in the number and download the full application package for submission.
State grants and other non competitive or mandatory programs may use Grants.gov to receive electronic applications. For this purpose a restricted Funding Opportunity Number is created and used by the State to trigger the application package download. The only difference between this method and competitive applications is that the Funding Opportunity number is only distributed to the targeted applicants.
Applicants may also use Grants.gov to electronically apply for earmarks. Earmarks will also be assigned a restricted Funding Opportunity number that only the Earmark recipient will have to use in applying for a unique Earmark.
Program Offices receive applications:
The submitted applications will come to EPA via Web Services and appear in a Lotus Notes EAPPLY Database that is in IGMS. The submitted electronic applications can be viewed, edited, selected for funding, and finalized. Then they will migrate to the IGMS Workplans and Apps database. From this point the process for electronic applications is the same as that used for a paper application. Project Officers inherit data into Funding recommendations and prepare Commitment Notices.
In addition to viewing applications on line, staff may pull application data from this database and manipulate it electronically, or they can print the documents.