EPA has released the final FY 2012 Exchange Network Grant program solicitation notice. Applicants for the FY 2012 Exchange Network Grant program must submit an application package to EPA by November 4, 2011.
In FY 2012, EPA expects to award an estimated $10,000,000 for 40-50 grants of up to $350,000. The exact number of grants will depend on the amount of EPA’s appropriation for the grant program, the number of applications submitted to EPA by the deadline, the amount requested to produce the proposed results, and the competitive review of the applications received. 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 National Environmental Information Exchange Network grants in one of two ways: 1) a hardcopy mailed or delivered proposal, 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 March 2012. EPA plans to issue the awards by August 2012.
For complete information, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/exchangenetwork/grants/index.html
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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