How to apply...
EPA plans to publish a solicitation notice for the Exchange Network Grant Program in the Federal Register in the fall of 2004. The grant program will include three categories of grants: Readiness, Implementation, and Challenge. Applications and initial proposals will be due approximately 75 days after the publication date of the Federal Register notice. Applicants who wish to apply for Readiness and Implementation Grants will be required to submit the complete application package (see http://www.epa.gov/ogd/AppKit/index.htm), including their proposed project work plan, within the 75-day application period. Applicants who wish to apply for Challenge Grants will be required to submit an initial proposal (but not the full application package) within the initial 75-day period. Challenge Grant applicants whose initial proposals receive a favorable review by EPA will then be given 45 days to submit the full application package.
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.
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.