National Brownfields Training Conferences Co-Sponsorship FY2019-2024

Funding Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency

This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits proposals from eligible entities for financial assistance to assist non-federal personnel (states, tribes, local governments, nonprofits, industry and community groups) in participating in three National Brownfields Training Conferences to be planned and held over a five-year period, beginning in 2019. The National Brownfields Training Conferences provide training, research and technical assistance to communities to facilitate the inventory of brownfield sites, site assessments and remediation of brownfield sites, community involvement, and site preparation. The successful applicant will be the primary non-federal co-sponsor for the conference. EPA will be the primary federal co-sponsor.

Deadline: Oct. 19, 2018

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Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with CFDA 66.814, the following entities are eligible to apply for the National Brownfields Training Conferences Co-Sponsorship FY2019-2024 cooperative agreement: • General Purpose Unit of Local Government (as defined under 2 CFR 200.64). • Land Clearance Authority or other quasi-governmental entity that operates under the supervision and control of, or as an agent of, a general purpose unit of local government. • Government entity created by State Legislature. • Regional Council or group of General Purpose Units of Local Government. • Redevelopment Agency that is chartered or otherwise sanctioned by a State. • State. • Indian Tribe other than in Alaska. (The exclusion of Alaskan tribes from grant eligibility is statutory at CERCLA §104(k)(1)). Intertribal Consortia are eligible for funding in accordance with EPA’s policy for funding intertribal consortia published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2002, at 67 Fed. Reg. 67181. (This policy also may be obtained from your EPA Regional Job Training Coordinator listed) • Alaskan Native Regional Corporation, Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Metlakatla Indian Community. (Alaskan Native Regional Corporation and Alaska Native Village Corporation as those terms are defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 and following).) • A nonprofit organization exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code). • A limited liability corporation in which all managing members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or limited liability corporations whole sole members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. • A limited liability partnership in which all general partners are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or limited liability corporations whose sole members are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. • A qualified community development entity as defined in section 45D(C)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. • Other nonprofit organizations. For purposes of this grant program, the term “other nonprofit organization” means any corporation, trust, association, cooperative, or other organization that is operated mainly for scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purpose in the public interest; is not organized primarily for profit; and uses net proceeds to maintain, improve, or expand the operation of the organization without regard to the organizations status as a tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. Public and nonprofit private educational institutions are eligible to apply. However, 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 available under this competitive opportunity (excluding program income from registration fees) is approximately $2,400,000. EPA anticipates awarding one cooperative agreement under this announcement to support up to three conferences at approximately $800,000 in grant funding per conference. The cooperative agreement will be funded incrementally, and the Agency anticipates the performance period will begin on or about December 1, 2018 and extend until November 30, 2024. In FY2019, EPA anticipates that the amount of funding will not exceed $800,000 per conference. Additional funds may be added in each subsequent year of the agreement, subject to satisfactory performance, the availability of funds, and other applicable considerations. (Refer to Section 2.A)

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 19, 2018