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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Tribal Border Infrastructure Program 2010

Agency Name:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Regions 6 and 9
Funding Opportunity Name:  Tribal Border Infrastructure (TBI) Program
Announcement Type: Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-R9-WTR10-10-004
Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:  66.202


Deadline: The closing date for receipt of the proposal (mail ONLY) application package is Friday, May 14, 2010, 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST). All hard copy submissions must be received by EPA Region IX Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered for funding.

Executive Summary: The Tribal Border Infrastructure Program is designed to address high-priority drinking water and wastewater infrastructure needs of Tribes whose reservations meet the following geographical conditions: a). must be north of the U.S. / Mexico border, and b). must be within a 62-mile radius of the U.S. / Mexico border. As a competitive program, applicants must submit a proposal that substantially complies with the program’s requirements as explicitly stated in the Request for Proposals section of this document (Section IV). Applicants may elect to receive funding via a grant or an interagency agreement between EPA and the Indian Health Services (IHS). Applicants that choose to receive funding through a grant will work directly with EPA. Applicants that choose to receive funding through an Interagency Agreement will work collaboratively with Indian Health Services (IHS) and EPA. Applicants EPA expects to award 3 to 6 projects to applicants from both Regions VI and IX based on an anticipated funding allocation of $1.5 million for both regions. Also, there is no matching funds requirement for this program.

Funding Award: The total estimated funding for this competitive announcement is $1.5 million. This funding estimate includes allocations for both Region 6 and 9.

Contact information
Erskine D. Benjamin II
EPA Region IX, WTR-10
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel. (415) 972-3561
Fax (415) 947-3537
Audrey L. Johnson
EPA Region IX, WTR-10
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel. (415) 972-3431
Fax (415) 947-3537

Important Dates

05/14/10 Deadline for applicant to submit proposal (mail ONLY) to Region 9 by 5:00 PM PST
05/27/10* Deadline for EPA to notify all applicants of their TBI eligibility status based on the Threshold Eligibility Criteria form
06/14/10* Deadline for EPA to select proposals for awards

Project sponsors will be requested to submit either: (1) Draft Project Summaries and Memorandum of Agreements (PS/MOAs) for projects to be funded by Interagency Agreements with IHS, or (2) grant applications and work plans for projects to be funded by direct grants from EPA.

6/28/10* Deadline for submission of Final Project Summaries/Memoranda Of Agreements, and grant applications and work plans, as applicable

*The aforementioned dates are anticipated and may be subject to change. See Section IV for further information on submission methods and dates

Contents of this Request for Proposals

  1. Funding Opportunity Description
  2. Award Information
  3. Eligibility Information
  4. Application and Submission Information
  5. Application Review Information
  6. Award Administration Information
  7. Agency Contacts
  8. Other Information (attachments)

View the full text announcement (PDF) (20 pp, 942K)

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