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Funding Opportunities

Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program
Tuesday, September 27, 2016-- The EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to manage a Pesticide Safety Education Funds Management Program (PSEFMP). Specifically, EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to establish and administer a national subaward program in support of pesticide applicator education and training for certified of restricted use pesticides. Pesticide applicator education and training materials and programs are available to help people prepare for certification exams and to maintain certification through continuing education. -- (full text)

Technical Assistance to Tribal Communities Addressing Brownfields
Tuesday, September 20, 2016-- The EPAs Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) is soliciting proposals from eligible entities to provide technical assistance to increase the capacity of tribal governments to build sustainable brownfield programs and to establish, manage, and administer tribal CERCLA 128(a) response programs. General Tribal Response Programs address brownfields on tribal lands, minimize the actual and perceived health risks associated with contamination from brownfield properties, and strengthen partnerships between tribal entities, governmental, and non-governmental organizations engage in brownfields redevelopment. The EPA is looking for proposals that directly benefit tribal governments in supporting them as they build sustainable brownfield programs, and establish and enhance their Tribal Response Programs by conducting and overseeing brownfields assessment and cleanup -- (full text)

Fiscal Year 2017 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program
Friday, September 16, 2016-- The Exchange Network Grant Program provides funding to states, territories and federally recognized Indian tribes to support the development of the Environmental Information Exchange Network (EIEN). The primary outcome expected from Exchange Network assistance agreements is improved access to, and exchange of, high-quality environmental data from public and private sector sources. Each fiscal year, EPA expects to award about $9 million to approximately 30 to 40 EIEN projects; awards for each project can range between $50,000 and $300,000. EPA may make a limited number of awards to collaborative, partnership assistance agreements. Budgets for these projects cannot exceed $500,000. The exact number of awarded grants will depend on: the final amount of EPAs appropriation for the grant program, the number of applications submitted to EPA by the application deadline, the amounts of proposed budgets, and the outcome of application reviews. Applications should demonstrate support for and results toward EIEN program priorities. -- (full text)

National Internet-based On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) Information Exchange
Friday, September 16, 2016-- Applications from eligible entities are currently being accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain, update, and improve an Internet-based information clearinghouse to facilitate the accurate and timely exchange of technical information related to vehicle on-board diagnostics (OBD) testing with state inspection and maintenance (I/M) programs, the automotive industry, and the general public. This project will also serve automotive technicians by providing current information about OBD technology, OBD training opportunities, OBD diagnostic tool vendors, and public outreach materials. -- (full text)

Smart City Air Challenge
Friday, September 16, 2016-- EPA is challenging communities across the country to collect data using hundreds of air quality sensors as part of the Smart City Air Challenge. The agency is offering up to $40,000 apiece to two communities to help them develop and implement plans for collecting and sharing data from air quality sensors. To qualify for the challenge, communities will need to submit plans for deploying hundreds of air quality sensors and managing the data they collect. The award money only covers part of the program costs, so communities will need to partner with sensor manufacturers, data management companies or others to get resources and expertise to implement their plans. -- (full text)