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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

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

Tribal Resource Conservation Funds
2010 Request for Proposals

Agency Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9

Funding Opportunity Name:  Tribal Resource Conservation Funds

Announcement Type: Initial Announcement

Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-R9-WST7-10-001

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.808


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 is soliciting proposals to fund projects that address solid waste reduction and management. Funds will be awarded pursuant to Section 8001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. ยง6981. Funding will be in the form of cooperative agreements and/or grants. Funds will be awarded to applicants carrying out projects that serve the lands in Indian Country belonging to over 140 federally recognized tribes which fall under EPA Region 9's geographic area of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada. Only Tribes and Tribal Consortia are eligible to submit proposals for the Tribal Resource Conservation Funds announcement.

The aim of this funding is to support innovative ideas with the goal of fostering positive change in reducing solid waste. Projects may include studies, surveys, investigations, demonstrations, training, and public education programs. All demonstration projects must demonstrate applications, technologies, methods, or approaches that are new, innovative, or experimental. A demonstration project that is carried out through a routine or established practice is not eligible for funding. This solicitation and additional EPA Region 9 Solid Waste and Pollution Prevention Program funding information is available on Region 9's Solid Waste grants page

Under this announcement, EPA Region 9 anticipates awarding approximately 3 to 5 cooperative agreements or grants ranging in size from $20,000 to $50,000 totaling approximately $200,000.

No Matching funds are required. However, if an applicant would like to propose voluntary matching funds in their proposal, the applicant may do so, but will be legally obligated to provide the voluntary match if the applicant receives the award (See Section III for further details).

Important Dates:

March 19, 2010 Proposals must be received in hard copy (through the mail or hand delivered) or emailed to EPA's Tribal Resource Conservation Fund team (tribal.rcf@epa.gov) by 5 PM Pacific Standard Time.
April 9, 2010 Initial approvals identified and sponsors of projects selected for funding will be requested to submit a formal application package.
April 30, 2010 Application and workplan due.
September 30, 2010 Awards made no later than this date.

The above dates (other than the March 19, 2010 submission date) are anticipated dates and may be subject to change.

Contact: Heather White (white.heather@epa.gov), tel. (415) 972-3384

Contents of Full Text Announcement:

  1. Funding Opportunity Description
  2. Award Information
  3. Eligibility Information
  4. Proposal and Submission information
  5. Proposal Review Information
  6. Award Administration Information
  7. Agency Contacts

View the full text announcement (PDF) (17 pp, 79K)


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