Manage Local Government Compliance Assistance Center

Funding Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency

EPA is soliciting applications for funding to support operation and maintenance of the local government Compliance Assistance Center ("Center"), operating as the Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN).  Nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, and state, tribal and local governments are welcome to apply.  For-profit organizations are not an eligible entity for this funding opportunity.  The Agency will award a cooperative agreement under this announcement.

The Center is intended to improve awareness and understanding of local governments’ environmental requirements and help those responsible understand how to comply with them.  The Center’s environmental compliance information, tools, and services must be kept up to date, easy to read, easy to use, and tailored specifically to the environmental aspects of local government operations and reducing residents’ exposure to pollutants.  The cooperative agreement between EPA and the awardee will support work to update and maintain the website, navigate available resources, build new compliance assistance tools, and conduct outreach to local governments and communities on environmental compliance topics.

Deadline: Oct. 21, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be nonprofit organizations as that term is defined in 2 CFR 200.70. Institutions of higher education as defined at 2 CFR 200.55 are also eligible. EPA will also accept applications from state, tribal and local governments. For-profit firms, including for-profit colleges, universities, trade schools, and hospitals are ineligible. Additionally, nonprofit 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. 



Amount Description

The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $450,000 over a five-year period. Awards may be fully or incrementally funded, as appropriate, based on funding availability, satisfactory performance, and other applicable considerations. Funds may be distributed at a higher amount in the first year to more quickly update the website and build outreach tools and networks. Annual award amounts are expected to range from $65,000 to $140,000 and the total award amount is expected to be approximately $450,000. The amount of federal funding requested by an applicant must not exceed $450,000. 

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 21, 2019