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From: DENIS EBODAGHE OF AG <debodaghe@MORRILL.REEUSDA.GOV>
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Subject: SMALLFARM-MG> EPA Request for Proposals
EPA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Project Grants 1997: Call
The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) Initiative
Grants are administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The goal of PESP is to reduce the risks and use of pesticides in
agricultural and non-agricultural settings in the U.S. The Office of
Pesticide Programs (OPP), as part of the Agency's overall pollution
prevention effort, has joined with The Office of Pollution Prevention
and Toxics (OPPT), Pollution Prevention Division in offering the
following grant opportunities to interested and qualified parties.
OPP, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division will utilize
section 6605 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 to make
matching grants to states.
The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (the Act) (PL. 101-508)
establishes, as national policy, that pollution should be prevented
or reduced at the source whenever feasible. Section 6603 of the Act
defines source reduction as any practice that: (1) Reduces the amount
of any hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant entering any
waste stream or otherwise released into the environment (including
fugitive emissions) prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal. (2)
Reduces the hazards to public health and the environment associated
with the release of such substances, pollutants, or contaminants.
EPA further defines pollution prevention as the use of other
practices that reduce or eliminate the creation of pollutants through
increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water, or
other resources, or protection of natural resources, or protection of
natural resources by conservation. Section 6605 of the Act authorizes
EPA to make matching grants to States to promote the use of source
reduction techniques. The Agency believes that pesticide risk
reduction and associated activities equates to pollution prevention
and is authorized by the Act.
Funds and Matching
Projects must address the risk/use reduction goals of the PESP,
pesticide pollution prevention or Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Other projects may be considered if they complement these goals such
as work with nutrient management. The type of projects that will be
considered include education, demonstration, outreach, technology
All applicants will compete for available funds. Funds are limited.
The Federal share of the projects is limited to a range of $30,000 to
$40,000. Organizations receiving funds under the Pollution Prevention
Act are required to match Federal funds by at least 50 percent. For
example, the Federal government will provide half of the total
allowable cost of the project, and the State will provide the other
half. A grant request for $30,000 would support a total allowable
project cost of $60,000, with the State providing $30,000. State
contributions may include dollars, in-kind goods and services, and/or
third party contributions.
Applicants: In accordance with the Act, eligible applicants
include the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin
Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession
of the United States, any agency or instrumentality of a State
including State universities, and all Federally recognized Native
American tribes. For convenience, the term "State" in this notice
refers to all eligible applicants. Local governments, private
universities, private nonprofit entities, private businesses, and
individuals are not eligible. The organizations excluded from
applying directly are encouraged to work with eligible applicants in
developing proposals that include them as participants in the
projects. Contact your EPA Regional Environmental Stewardship Program
Coordinator listed in Attachment B for assistance in identifying
potential project partners. EPA strongly encourages this type of
Process: The EPA Regional Offices will be responsible for all
mailings of the RFP within the Region. Proposals will be submitted to
the Region for review and ranking. Proposals that the regions rank
highest will be evaluated by a panel composed of headquarters and
Regional representatives. Funding decisions will be made based on
the ranking panel's recommendations.
Criteria: Proposals will be evaluated based on the following
1.) Qualifications and experience of the applicant relative to the
o Does the applicant demonstrate experience in the field of the
o Does the applicant have the properly trained staff, facilities or
infrastructure in place to conduct the project?
2.) Consistency of applicant's proposed project with the risk
reduction goals of the Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program
3.) Provision for measuring and documenting the project's results
quantitatively and qualitatively (evaluation).
o Is the project designed in such a way that it is possible to
measure and document the results quantitatively and qualitatively?
o Does the applicant identify the method that will be used to
measure and document the project's results quantitatively and
o Will the project assess or suggest a new means of measuring
progress in reducing risk/use of pesticides in the United States.
4.) Likelihood that the project can be replicated in other areas by
other organizations to benefit other communities or that the product
may have broad utility to a widespread audience. Can this project,
taking into account typical staff and financial restraints, be
replicated by similar organizations in different locations to address
a problem that exists in other communities?
Duration: Project duration should be eighteen (18) to twenty-four
Format: Proposals must be submitted following the
attached format. A proposal which deviates from this format will
not be considered for funding.
Deadline: Projects must be received at the Regional Offices by cob
June 6, 1997. Decisions will be made and recipients notified by
June 27, 1997. All applicants will be notified by mail of funding
Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Initiative - 1997 Proposal
Proposals must be typewritten, double spaced in 12 point or larger
print using 8.5 X 11 inch paper with minimum 1 inch lateral and
vertical margins. The page limit for the narrative section is ten
(10) pages. Pages must be numbered in order starting with the
proposal narrative and continuing through appendices. An original and
four (4) copies are required. In addition, an electronic copy on a
3.5" disk in WP5.1 or WP6.0/6.1 should accompany the proposal.
Please use cover page format provided in Attachment A. Include the
total duration of the project as well as the proposed duration for
which funding is requested.
The abstract shall be a stand-alone document, not to exceed one page,
containing the specifics of what is proposed and what you expect to
accomplish regarding reducing pesticide risk and/or use or pollution
prevention. It shall identify the measurable environmental results
you expect including potential human health and ecological benefits.
Table of Contents
A one page table listing the different parts of your proposal and the
page number on which each part begins. Proposal Narrative (Parts I
through VI not to exceed 10 pages)
I. Project Title A brief description of the project.
II. Objectives A numbered list (1, 2, etc.) of concisely written
environmental objectives - in most cases, each objective can be
stated in a single sentence.
III. Justification For each objective, discuss the potential
outcome in terms of environmental, human health, pesticide risk
and/or use reduction or pollution prevention. If appropriate the
target pest(s) and crop(s) should be explicitly stated. This section
should be numbered with a justification corresponding to each
IV. Literature Review Briefly describe relevant information
currently available. This should also include information on
projects currently in progress that are relevant or provide the basis
for either the experimental design or the validation of a new
approach to pest management.
V. Approach and Methods Describe in detail how the program will be
carried out. Describe how the system or approach will support the
VI. Impact Assessment Please state how you will evaluate the
success of the program in terms of measurable environmental results.
How and with what measures will ecosystems be better protected as a
result of the program.
These appendices must be included in the grant proposal. Additional
appendices are not permitted.
A. Literature Cited List cited key literature references
alphabetically by author.
B. Timetable A timetable that includes what will be accomplished
under each of the objectives during the project and when completion
of each objective is anticipated.
C. Major Participants This appendix should list all
farmers/ranchers, farm/ranch organizations, researchers, educators,
and conservationists and others having a major role in the
proposal. Provide name, organizational affiliation or occupation
(such as farmer) and a description of the role each will play in the
project. A brief resume (up to two pages) should be submitted for
each major researcher or other educator.
D. Budget Form and Budget Please complete the attached budget
form. Due to the uncertain status of future funding, all projects,
including submission of reports, must be completed by December 31,
Project Period: From:
Grant Funding In-Kind Funding Total Funding
The recipient organization must provide cost-share at least 50% of
the total funding.
Attachment A. COVER PAGE FORMAT
TOTAL BUDGET REQUEST: REQUEST MATCHING FUNDS (IF ANY)
First Year Funding: ________ ________ ________
Request: ________ ________ ________
Names, titles of appropriate official(s) and budget subtotal for each
Name: ______________ Name: ______________ Name: ______________
Title:______________ Title:______________ Title:______________
Org. ______________ Org. ______________ Org. ______________
Budget Subtotal Budget Subtotal Budget Subtotal
Request: __________ Request: __________ Request: __________
Matching Matching Matching
Non-Fed. __________ Non-Fed. __________ Non-Fed. _________
Federal __________ Federal __________ Federal _________
Regional Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Contacts
Robert Koethe, US EPA Region 1 (CPT)
1 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02203, (617) 565-3491
Fred Kozak, US EPA Region 2 (MS-240)
2890 Woodbridge Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837, (908) 321-6769
Lisa Donahue, US EPA Region 3 (3AT11)
841 Chestnut Bldg.
Philadelphia PA 19107, (215) 566-2062
Richard Pont, US EPA Region 4
12th Floor, Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-3104, (404) 562-9018
David Macarus, US EPA Region 5 (DRT-14J)
77 West Jackson Blvd.,
Chicago, IL 60604, (312) 353-5814
Dr. Jerry Collins, US EPA Region 6 (6PD-P)
1445 Ross Ave., 6th Floor, Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75202, (214) 665-7562
Glen Yager, US EPA Region 7
726 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101, (913) 551-7296
Debbie Kovacs, US EPA Region 8 (8P2-TX)
999 18th St., Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202-2466 (303) 312-6020
Roccena Lawatch, US EPA Region 9 (CMD4-3)
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisoco, CA 94105, (415) 744-1068
Karl Arne, US EPA Region 10 (ECO-084)
1200 Sixth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101, (206) 553-2576
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