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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Resource Conservation Funds 2009: Requests for Initial Proposals

Agency Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

Funding Opportunity Name: Request for Initial Proposals, Solid Waste Management Assistance

Announcement Type: Initial Announcement

Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-R9-WST7-09-002

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.808

Overview

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 is soliciting proposals to fund projects that address solid waste reduction and managementFunds will be awarded pursuant to Section 8001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), 42 U.S.C. §6981.  Funding will be in the form of cooperative agreements and/or grants.  Funds will be awarded to applicants carrying out projects that serve the following states and territories: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean, and the lands in Indian Country belonging to over 140 federally recognized tribes which fall under EPA Region 9's geographic area.

The aim of this funding is to support innovative ideas with the goal of fostering positive change.  Projects may include studies, surveys, investigations, demonstrations, training, and public education programs.  All demonstration projects must demonstrate applications, technologies, methods or approaches that are new, innovative or experimental.  A demonstration project that is carried out through a routine or established practice is not eligible for funding.  This solicitation and additional EPA Region 9 Solid Waste and Pollution Prevention Program funding information is available on the Internet.

Under this announcement, EPA Region 9 anticipates awarding approximately 2 to 4 cooperative agreements and/or grants totaling approximately $120,000.  EPA Region 9 anticipates that each grant or cooperative agreement will range in size from approximately $20,000 to $100,000.

Proposals will be accepted from States (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands), local, Tribal, interstate, and intrastate government agencies and instrumentalities; and nonprofit organizations that are not 501(c)(4) organizations that lobby, including nonprofit educational institutions and nonprofit hospitals. Individuals and for-profit organizations are not eligible to apply.

No matching funds are required.

In addition, if an applicant would like to propose voluntary matching funds in their proposal, the applicant may do so, but will be legally obligated to provide the voluntary match if the applicant receives the award (See Section III for further details).

Important Dates:

February 20, 2009 Proposals must be submitted or postmarked by 5 PM Pacific Standard Time.
March 6, 2009 EPA notifies finalists to prepare final proposals.
March 20, 2009 Final proposals must be received by 5 PM Pacific Standard Time
March 2009

Initial approvals identified and sponsors of projects selected for funding will be requested to submit a formal application package.

April 2009 Application and workplan due.
September 30, 2009 Awards made no later than this date.

The above dates (other than the February 20 and March 20, 2009, submission dates) are anticipated dates and may be subject to change.

Contact: Saskia van Gendt (vangendt.saskia@epa.gov)
Phone: (415) 947-4103

Contents of Full Text Announcement:

  1. Funding opportunity description
  2. Award information
  3. Eligibility information
  4. Application and submission information
  5. Application review information
  6. Award administration information
  7. Agency contacts
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