Since 2002, U.S. EPA has supported implementation of the Exchange Network through the Exchange Network Grant Program, which provides funding for states, tribes, and territories. For complete official information, visit EPA’s Exchange Network Grants website.
FY 2021 Exchange Network Grant Solicitation Notice
The application period for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Exchange Network (EN) Grants is now closed. Applications were due to EPA by 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. While the FY21 application deadline has passed, interested parties can visit the EPA Exchange Network website to find a copy of the Solicitation Notice and other guidance tools.
The purpose of Exchange Network (EN) grants are to foster better environmental management and decision-making through increased access to timely, high quality, environmental information.
EPA expects to award 25-35 grants of up to $400,000 each, totaling approximately $8,000,000 in FY21. Most awards will be in the $50,000 to $200,000 range. The exact number of grants will depend on the number of applications submitted to EPA by the application deadline, the amounts of proposed project budgets, and the quality of proposals.
EPA only accepts project proposals for EN grants submitted electronically through Grants.gov, unless applicants have a waiver. EPA anticipates that it will announce selection decisions around August 2021, and tentatively plans to issue awards by September 30, 2021.
EN Grant Webinars
In support of the FY 2021 Exchange Network (EN) Grant cycle, U.S. EPA hosted four webinars in February and March to assist interested applicants. Each webinar included the same presentation on the following topics: a brief overview of the EN Grants Program and FY 2021 timeline, critical elements of the Solicitation Notice, notable changes from FY 2020, an overview of new guidance materials and optional templates, and common mistakes to avoid.
You can find the slides and other resources from these webinars on EPA’s EN Grant Program website.
Please direct any questions to Erika Beasley, Exchange Network Grants Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Grant Recipients
Information on previous Exchange Network grant awards is available at http://www.epa.gov/exchangenetwork/previous-exchange-network-grant-projects.
Exchange Network Grants Program Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
E: beasley.erika [at] epa.gov