Since FY 2002, EPA has supported implementation of the Exchange Network through the Exchange Network Grant Program, which provides funding for States, Territories, and Tribes. For more information, visit EPA’s Exchange Network Grants and Funding and Apply for a Network Grant.
Final FY 2015 Exchange Network Grant Solicitation
The Final FY 2015 Exchange Network Grant Solicitation Notice is available here. Applications are due to EPA by November 24, 2014.
In FY 2015, EPA expects to award about $10 million for 40 to 50 assistance agreements for EN Phase 2 (or Phase 1) projects of up to $500,000 each. EPA also expects to award an additional $1.4 million for three to four partnership assistance agreements for E-Enterprise for the Environment projects related to the EN of up to $500,000 each. The exact number of assistance agreements will depend on the final amount of EPA’s appropriation for the grant program, the number of applications submitted to EPA by the application deadline, the amounts of proposed budgets, and the outcome of application reviews. The primary outcome expected from EN assistance agreements is improved access to, and exchange of, high-quality environmental data from public- and private-sector sources. With this outcome in mind, applications should demonstrate support for and results toward EN program priorities.
EPA will accept project proposals for EN assistance agreements in one of two ways: 1) a hard copy mailed or delivered application, including one original and two copies; or 2) a proposal submitted electronically through Grants.gov. EPA anticipates that it will announce selection decisions in or around April 2015. EPA plans to issue the awards by July 31, 2015.
EPA will convene four webinars to assist applicants on the following dates and times. To participate in any webinar, dial: 1.866.299.3188; and enter Conference Code 202-566-0466 #.
Use the following links to access the specific webinars indicated. An Adobe Connect account is not required to enter a webinar, simply log in as a “Guest.”
October 20, 2014; 1:00PM ET: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/engrant1020/
October 29, 2014; 1:00PM ET: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/engrant1029/
November 4, 2014; 1:00PM ET: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/engrant114/
November 13, 2014; 1:00PM ET: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/engrant1113/
For more information, please contact Salena Reynolds, Exchange Network Grant Program Manager.
Previous Grant Recipients
Information on past grant awards is available on EPA’s Archived Grant Information.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
reynolds.salena [at] epa.gov