Environmental Protection Agency Award Recipient Responsibilities
The recipient's responsibilities upon notification of the award:
- Review the assistance agreement award document and attached terms and conditions;
- Contact the EPA grants specialist if you have any questions or concerns;
- Sign the agreement and return it to the EPA grants specialist within three weeks of receipt (do not make any changes, EPA can issue a corrected agreement);
- Retain a copy of the agreement in your files;
- Begin work on your project, complying with the terms and conditions of the agreement;
- Inform the EPA project officer if problems arise that jeopardize the completion of the project;
Communicate regularly with the EPA project officer on technical issues and the grants specialist on administrative issues (don't ask for help after the fact).
The EPA project officer responsibilities:
- Monitor all activities and the recipient's progress on the project;
- Review progress reports to ensure the recipient is performing the work as agreed and approved in the application;
- Provide technical assistance to the recipient;
- Respond to questions or concerns raised by the grant specialists;
- Serves as the focal point for programmatic and technical issues;
- Ensure completion of EPA's programmatic terms and conditions if supported as a cooperative agreement and;
- Maintain documentation.
EPA grant specialists responsibilities include:
- Plan oversight reviews of recipient's management of assistance agreements;
- Focal point for administrative issues.