Promoting Readiness and Enhancing Proficiency to Advance Reporting and Data

Funding Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications for cooperative agreements to support the data, reporting, and evidence-building capacity of program beneficiaries, which include, recipients of grant funding from EPA as direct recipients of EPA funding and subrecipients who can participate in the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water programs, particularly for those representing small, underserved, and/or tribal communities that are applying for or receiving EPA grant funding, including but not limited to funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Public Law 117-58 [also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)] funding and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Public Law 117-169.

Applicants should describe how they would collaborate with other EPA funded technical assistance providers (e.g., Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers, EPA Environmental Finance Centers and Technical Assistance for Brownfields recipients) to avoid duplication of effort and share best practices. Additionally, as provided in EPA’s General Terms and Conditions “Copyrighted Material and Data” (a link to which can be found in Section VI.w of EPA Solicitation Clauses), EPA may authorize the successful applicant to use copyrighted works or other data developed with Agency funds by other Federally funded technical assistance providers, or to require that the successful applicant allow other Federally funded technical assistance providers to use works or data developed with EPA funds, when such use promotes efficient and effective use of Federal grant funds.

Multiple Applications: Applicants may submit up to two applications under this Funding Opportunity so long as each one describes working with a distinct beneficiary community and is separately submitted through Grants.gov. Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.

Deadline: Nov. 30, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity have been limited to the following: • Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals) • Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals)

Multiple Applications: Applicants may submit up to two applications under this Funding Opportunity so long as each one describes working with a distinct beneficiary community and is separately submitted through Grants.gov.

Amount Description

EPA expects to make between 4 to 8 incrementally funded awards with periods of performance of up to three years with total funding of approximately up to $500,000 per award depending on funding availability, the quality of applications, satisfactory progress, and other applicable considerations. The specific number of awards and the amounts may vary from these estimates. The awards for selected projects will be in the form of cooperative agreements as it is expected that there will be substantial involvement and interaction between the applicant and EPA. The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $4 million.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

November 30, 2023