States, local governments, federally recognized Indian Tribes, intertribal consortia, interstate agencies, territories, possessions of the U.S. (including the District of Columbia), public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories and public or private non-profit institutions2 are eligible to apply. Individuals and for-profit entities are not eligible. While not considered to be a non-profit organization(s) as defined by 2 CFR Part 200, Institutions of Higher Education and state, local and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments are, nevertheless, eligible to submit applications under this RFA. Non-profit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying activities as defined in section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 are not eligible to apply under this announcement. EPA may ask applicants to demonstrate that they are eligible for funding under this announcement.
Each application submitted under this announcement must address one, and only one, of the National Priority Areas (Area I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, or XI) listed in Section I.B. Applicants may submit more than one application package under this announcement as long as each application is separately submitted and is for a different project. Applications must address only one National Priority Area. The cover page of each application package must clearly indicate the National Priority Area addressed. Applications that address more than one National Priority Area will be deemed ineligible and will not be reviewed. In addition, applications for National Priority Area VII must address the two elements of that priority as described in Section I.B.