Any local education agency, college or university, state education or environmental agency, nonprofit organization as described in Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a noncommercial educational broadcasting entity as defined and licensed by Federal Communications may submit an application. Applicant organizations must be located in the United States or territories, and the majority (i.e., greater than 50%) of the educational activities must take place in the United States; or in the United States and Canada or Mexico; or in U.S. Territories. A teacher’s school district, a nonprofit organization of which an educator or other individual is a member, or a faculty member’s college or university may apply, but an individual, a teacher or a faculty member may not apply on his/her own. Eligibility requirements apply to both “prime” recipients and subrecipients. “Tribal education agencies” that are eligible to apply include a school or community college which is controlled by an Indian tribe, band, or nation, which is recognized as eligible for special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians and which is not administered by the Bureau of Indian Education. Tribal organizations do not qualify unless they meet those criteria or the non- profit criteria listed above and below.
Applicants can submit more than one application under this solicitation so long as each one is for a different project and is separately submitted.
The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity in U.S. EPA Region 4 is up to $300,000. The Region expects to award three or four grants for no less than $50,000, and no more than $100,000 each. Region 4 covers the states of Alabama (AL), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Kentucky (KY), Mississippi (MS), North Carolina (NC), South Carolina (SC), and Tennessee (TN).