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Exchange Network

Exchange Network Grant Program

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Overview

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 (EN). 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.

Since FY 2002, EPA has awarded approximately $219 million in assistance agreements to build the Exchange Network. All 50 states, five territories and 87 federally recognized tribes have received grants to facilitate the development and implementation of the Exchange Network.

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Draft FY 2019 Exchange Network Grant Solicitation Notice

A draft version of the FY 2019 Exchange Network Grant Program Solicitation Notice is now available for stakeholder review.

See: Draft Fiscal Year 2019 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Solicitation Notice

In preparation for the FY 2019 Exchange Network grant application process, EPA is holding a conference call to provide an overview of the Draft FY 2019 EN Grant Solicitation Notice as well as hear feedback and answer questions from the EN community.

Conference Call Details:
Date/Time: October 10, 2018, 2:00-3:00pm ET
Audio: 202-991-0477; Conference Code: 955-2496
Webinar: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/sn-feedback/

Call Materials:
Draft EN SN Feedback Call Presentation(10 pp, 264 K)
Draft EN SN Feedback Call Q & A (1 pg, 14 K)

If you would like to provide feedback, EPA will accept comments on the Draft SN until COB on October 12, 2018. Comments should be emailed to ENGrantProgram@epa.gov.

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Resources for Applicants and Grantees

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RCS Widget

A goal of the EN is to share information about available services and reuse existing services whenever possible. The Reusable Component Services (RCS) is EPA's catalog of reusable tools/resources/services. EN Grant Applicants must search RCS for any project-appropriate resources and identify which they intend to use in their grant application. Applicants must also commit to registering new resources in RCS.

For additional information and advanced search capability visit: Reusable Component Services

 

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Exchange Network Grants Meeting Excessive Unliquidated Obligations (ULO) Criteria

Unliquidated Obligations (ULOs) are funds that have been awarded to grantees but that remain unspent.

EPA may include consideration when applicants have excessive ULOs on prior EN grants when making final funding decisions. Considerations will be taken based on the FY 2018 first quarter report.

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Related Information About Grants

  • Previous Exchange Network Grant Projects
    Review information on Exchange Network grants awarded between 2002 and 2016. Find out more about the types of activities in which states, tribes and territories are involved to support the Environmental Information Exchange Network.
     
  • Grants Awards Database
    Read a summary record for all non-construction EPA grants awarded in the last 10 years, including grants that were awarded before that time, but that remain open.
     
  • Grants and Debarment
    Understanding, managing, and applying for EPA grants.

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

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