EPA Seeks Applications for Funding To Support Agency Strategic Objectives
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking applications for grants or cooperative agreements to fund meetings, workshops, and conferences that support agency efforts at promoting environmental protection and scientific research.
The agency expects to make approximately 25 awards over the next 12 months to eligible institutions, which include states, tribes, U.S. territories and possessions, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, local governments, and other public and private nonprofit institutions.
The activities to be arranged by grantees or parties to cooperative agreements include conferences, workshops, and meetings in the following areas:
Depending on the conference, awards could support a number of objectives outlined in EPA's strategic plan in the areas of climate change, clean and safe water, land preservation and restoration, healthy communities and ecosystems, and compliance and environmental stewardship.
EPA may award funding of up to $25,000 per agreement for meeting and workshop support and up to $75,000 for support of larger conferences.
The opening date for applications was Jan. 19, 2006, and the application period will run through Jan. 18, 2007. Proposals should be submitted no later than three months prior to the start of the conference for which funding is requested.
EPA expects to make funding decisions on a quarterly basis beginning on about April 18, 2006.
For more information, contact Michael Bender at (202) 564-6829, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information also is available in EPA's "broad agency announcement" regarding the request for applications at http://www.epa.gov/ord/htm/grantopportunity.htm.