Deadlines and process...
Complete application packages for Readiness or Implementation Grant applicants and initial proposals for Challenge Grant applicants will be due to EPA approximately 75 days after the FY 2005 Exchange Network Grant Program solicitation notice has been published in the Federal Register. EPA expects to publish the Federal Register notice in the fall of 2004. An EPA Review Panel will review the applications and initial proposals that are received by EPA by the application deadline, based on the criteria published in the Federal Register, and initial decisions will be made by the Agency approximately 90 days after the application deadline. Both Readiness and Implementation Grant applications that receive a favorable review will then be processed and recommended for funding. Challenge Grant applicants whose initial proposals receive a favorable review by EPA will then be given 45 days to submit the full application package. Complete application packages that receive a favorable review will be processed and recommended for funding. The processing of complete application packages and the issuance of grant awards may take up to 90 days.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Applicants who submit complete application packages or initial proposals will be notified of the results of EPA?s review within approximately 90 days after the application deadline. Challenge Grant applicants whose initial proposals receive a favorable review by EPA will then be given 45 days to submit the full application package. The processing of complete application packages that receive a favorable review and the issuance of grant awards may take up to 90 days.
This grant program is excluded from coverage under Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
See 40 CFR Part 31, Subpart F: Uniform Administrative Requirements For Grants And Cooperative Agreements To State And Local Governments, Disputes.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.