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Environmental Justice Hazardous Substances Research Small Grants to Community Groups

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Criteria for selecting proposals...

Competitive applications and proposals will be selected in accordance with announced criteria. Generally, EPA will determine if the applicant meets specific administrative and management requirements. EPA will review a description of the applicant's history, goals, and plans for using the assistance funds. Factors that are particularly important in this evaluation process include: (1)whether or not the applicant group is designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or incorporated as a non-profit under applicable state law; (2) the applicant's ability to manage the grant in compliance with EPA grant regulations; (3) the degree to which the applicant groups' members health and economic well-being of the environment are adversely affected by environmental hazardous exposure; (4) the applicant's ability to inform others in the community of the information gathered; and (5) broad representation of affected groups and individuals in the community. In general, the applicant must demonstrate that it is aware of the time commitment, resources, and dedication needed to successfully manage a grant.