Deadlines and process...
Deadlines will be specified in the Request for Applications for fiscal year 2004; the postmark must be by April 30, 2004. EPA plans to award grants by September each year.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
About 120 days.
Complete Applications as described in the solicitation, will include SF-424, SF-424A and B, Workplan, Detailed Itemized Budget, Certification Regarding Lobbying, Preaward Compliance Review Report, Biographical Sketches of Key Personnel, Quality Assurance Statement (if necessary) must be submitted to the Regional EPA Environmental Justice Office. EPA will specify the nature of the pre-application assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in or Requests for Applications. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or officials designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. If there is no single point of contact for the state, or the state has not selected this program for review, applicants must contact directly affected state area-wide regional and local entities prior to award. (See 40 CFR 29.7(b).).
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
Appeals are subject to the provisions of 40 CFR Part 31, Subpart F and 40 CFR Part 30.63.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
EPA shall establish procedures for a careful and detailed review and evaluation of the environmental justice grants to determine whether the quality of the program being operated by the grantee warrants continued support.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.