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 http://www.epa.gov/exchangenetwork/exchange-network-grant-program.
FY 2019 Exchange Network Grant Solicitation Notice
The FY 2019 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program Solicitation Notice is now available at https://www.epa.gov/
The primary outcome expected from Exchange Network (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.
In FY 2019, EPA expects to award over $7 million for 20-30 assistance agreements for EN projects. Most awards will be in the $50,000 to $300,000 range. Awards for an individual assistance agreement cannot exceed $200,000. EPA may make a limited number of awards to collaborative, partnership assistance agreements. Budgets for these projects cannot exceed $400,000. The exact number of assistance agreements will depend on the final amount of EPA’s appropriation for the EN grant program, the number of applications submitted to EPA by the application deadline, the amounts of proposed budgets, and the outcome of application reviews.
EPA only accepts project proposals for EN assistance agreements submitted electronically through Grants.gov, unless applicants have a waiver. EPA anticipates that it will announce selection decisions in or around August 2019, and tentatively plans to issue awards by September 30, 2019.
EN Grant Webinars
EPA will host three webinars on the FY 2019 Exchange Network (EN) Grant cycle to assist interested applicants. Each webinar will include the same presentation on the following topics: an overview of the EN Grants Program, critical elements of the Solicitation Notice, notable changes from FY 2018, tips for preparing and submitting your application, and common mistakes to avoid. This will be followed by a question and answers session with participants. Please note that the sessions will end when all the participants’ questions have been addressed.
Monday, March 11th, 2019: 2:30 – 4pm ET
Friday, March 15th, 2019: 2 – 3:30pm ET
Wednesday March 20th, 2019: 12:30 – 2pm ET
Dial-In Number (for Audio): 202-991-0477; Conference Code: 6693499
An Adobe account is not required to join the meeting. Please select ‘sign in as guest’ and write your full name, your affiliation, and your location:e.g. Erin McGown, EPA HQ, DC
Previous Grant Recipients
Information on previous Exchange Network grant awards is available at http://www.epa.gov/exchangenetwork/previous-exchange-network-grant-projects.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
E: mixon.edward [at] epa.gov