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Catalog of Federal Domestic

Assistance: Volume 1 and 2



Washington, DC 20405


Catalog of Federal Domestic
Assistance: Volume 1 and 2



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[merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small] to electronically apply for certain grant opportunities under this CFDA. Award Procedure: Each federal assistance application and final work plan will be evaluated by EPA Region 1 or Region 2 to determine the adequacy of the application under the established EPA grants program requirements and guidelines, including, but not limited to, the requirements set forth in 40 CFR Parts 30 and 31. Technical merit and the relevance of the project to the priorities and objectives established in Opportunities for Action will also be considered. Each application will also be subject to an administrative review by the EPA Region 1 or 2 grants management office as appropriate to determine whether all administrative requirements have been met. The workplan is submitted to the EPA Region 1 and 2 Regional Administrators for approval prior to the award of any assistance agreement. Once a Regional Office approves the annual workplan, funds are awarded by the EPA Region 1 or 2 Regional Administrator as appropriate. Grantees will receive an award package from the appropriate EPA Regional grants management office that must be accepted and signed by an authorized official of the recipient organization and returned to the grants management office within 30 days. Awards may be made on an advance or reimbursement basis. Awards that are not signed and returned by the deadline may be subject to cancellation. For competitive awards, EPA will review and evaluate applications, proposals, and/or submissions in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria stated in the competitive announcement. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements. Deadlines: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Notification of action on proposals varies depending on the timing of funds release to the EPA Regional Offices from Headquarters. Interval from submission to notification may vary from two months to eight months. Appeals: Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures published in 70 FR (Federal Register) 3629, 3630 (January 26, 2005). Copies of these procedures may also be requested by contacting the individual(s) listed as "Information Contacts." Disputes relating to matters other than the competitive selection of recipients will be resolved under 40 CFR 30.63 or 40 CFR 31.70, as applicable. Renewals: No cost extensions and amendments may be available subject to the approval of EPA. Approval of subsequent funding is dependent on satisfactory project progress, continued relevance of the project to EPA's priorities, and availability of funds, and the Agency policy on the competitive grant process. Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: This program has a statutory matching requirement; see CWA section 120 (1)(3). For all assistance (grants and cooperative agreements) agreements made under this program, federal costs shall not exceed 75 percent of the total cost of the agreement. This program has no statutory funding formula. This program does not have MOE requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Assistance agreements are generally made for a multi-year period at the discretion of EPA. Start dates for assistance agreements are variable and are established at the discretion of EPA. Generally however, it is intended that start dates closely follow award dates of the assistance agreement. Awards are fully funded, recipients draw down funding as cost are incurred, typically monthly. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Other. The method of fund disbursement will be determined at the time of award. Reports: EPA includes reporting requirements for grants and cooperative agreements in the terms and conditions of the agreements. Specific reporting requirements are also identified in the Grant Regulations at 40 CFR Part 30 and 40 CFR Part 31,

as applicable. Program reports are required under this program. Cash reports are required under this program. Progress reports are required under this program. Expenditure reports are required under this program. Performance monitoring is required under this

program. Audits: In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year. Records: Financial records, including all documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate changes to each grant, must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts. All records must be maintained for three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions still remain, such as those that arose as a result of an audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved. Account Identification: 68-0108-0-1-304. Obligations: (Project Grants) FY 09 $3,147,500; FY 10 est $4,000,000; FY 11 est $0 Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $35,000 to $1,199,300/fiscal year; $637,000/fiscal year. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Fiscal Year 2009: Since 1991, EPA's funding of the Lake Champlain Basin Program has led protection and restoration of the Lake Champlain basin through coordination with federal, provincial, state, and municipal agencies and local citizens. The main program goals, as laid out in the Lake Champlain Management Plan Opportunities for Action, are as follows: reducing phosphorus inputs to Lake Champlain; decreasing toxic contamination; minimizing the risks to humans from water-related health hazards; and controlling the introduction, spread, and impact of nonnative nuisance species. EPA works with the Lake Champlain Basin Program Steering Committee to determine funding priorities and distributes funds accordingly. The following four entities typically receive funding on an annual basis: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC), Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Lake Champlain Science Center. They may choose to compete all or part of the funds. Competitive announcements typically include the number of anticipated awards.


In FY 09, funds were used to support protection and restoration of the Lake Champlain Basin. Specific examples of accomplishments include: creation and distribution of a "State of the Lake" report detailing current water quality and other ecosystem conditions; conducting water quality monitoring programs with the collection of at least 3,500 water chemistry samples; a boat inspection and education program to reduce the spread of invasive species; a survey of a nearby canal for the presence of asian clam, an invasive species; extensive watershed mapping to better plan for BMP installation; removal of thousands of pounds of invasive water chestnuts; and other tasks. Fiscal Year 2010: In FY 10, expected accomplishments include: revising the Lake Champlain Basin Management Plan "Opportunites for Action"; further removal of invasive water chestnuts; conducting water quality monitoring programs; stormwater utility feasibility assessment; development of an adaptive management system; studies on internal recycling of phosphorus from lake sediments; and an extensive monitoring effort for toxic blue-green algae blooms. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Lake Champlain program grants and cooperative agreements are subject to

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