How to apply...
Proposals must be submitted to EPA for review. Successful applicants will be contacted by EPA and will be required to submit "Application for Federal Assistance," SF 424, "Budget Information: Non-Construction Programs," SF 424A, "Assurances-Non-Construction Programs, Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters," SF 424B, "Certification Regarding Lobbying," "Pre-Award Compliance Review," EPA 4700-4, and other required forms to complete the application process. Applicants will also be required to submit a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for blood-lead screening grants after the awards have been granted (award recipients may use a template developed by EPA to aid Tribes in completing this requirement. The template may be found at http://epa.gov/lead/.)
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Each proposal shall be subjected to administrative coordination to determine adequacy in relation to grant regulations and to technical and program evaluation to determine merit and relevancy of the project. For competitive awards, EPA will review applications, proposals or submissions in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria in the solicitation/announcement of the competitive funding opportunity. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.