The FY 2014 Exchange Network Grant Program Solicitation Notice is now available for interested applicants at http://www.epa.gov/exchangenetwork/grants/. Applications are due to EPA by November 8, 2013.
In FY 2014, EPA expects to award an estimated $10,000,000 for 40 to 50 grants of up to $500,000. The exact number of grants 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 the Exchange Network 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 the EN program priorities.
EPA will accept project proposals for Exchange Network grants in one of two ways: 1) a hardcopy mailed or delivered application, including one original and two copies; or 2) a proposal submitted electronically through the grants.gov website. EPA anticipates that it will announce selection decisions in or around April 2014. EPA plans to issue the awards by July 31, 2014.
To assist applicants, EPA will be hosting webinars at 1:00 PM Eastern on September 18, 24, 25 and October 1, 2013. Further details on the webinars will be provided via EN Alerts.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
E: reynolds.salena [at] epa.gov