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  1. EPA Brownfields Grants 2009Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, Cleanup-ARC

  2. EPA Brownfields Grants 2009Final ARC Q&A November 5, 2008, 2:00 to 3:00 pm (PST) Presented by: US EPA Region 10 Brownfields Tea, http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/CLEANUP.NSF/sites/bf

  3. EPA Region 10 Speakers Presenters • EPA Region 10 Brownfields Team Project Officers Moderator • David Messerschmidt EPA Region 10 Brownfields Team Outreach Assistant Contact Information: burgess.deborah@epa.gov griffith.terri@epa.gov

  4. Agenda • Meeting the deadline • State & Tribal Letters • Letters of Support • Threshold and Ranking Criteria Review • Tips at the last minute • Q&A

  5. Meeting the Deadline

  6. Two Ways to Submit • Hard copy – postmarked no later than November 14 • Grants.gov – Submit online • Register in advance

  7. State & Tribal Letters

  8. Your state or tribal environmental authority needs to write a letter acknowledging that they know you are submitting a proposal.

  9. Letters of Support

  10. Include letters in your package • Quality matters • Ask your supporters to write a letter that is specific to your project

  11. Threshold and Ranking Criteria Review

  12. Applicant Eligibility Letter from the State or Tribal Environmental Authority Site Eligibility and Property Ownership Eligibility Community Notification (Not Required) Threshold Criteria – Must Pass 12 4/1/2014

  13. Ranking Criteria • 4 Ranking Criteria Sections for ARC Applicants: • Community Need • Project Description and Feasibility of Success • Community Engagement and Partnerships • Project Benefits

  14. Tips at the last minute….

  15. Encourage Good Basic Proposal Prep • Review entire NEW Guidelines • Get mentoring from prior grantees (listed @ www.epa.gov/brownfields/bfwhere.htm) • Write as though the reader knows NOTHING about your community. • Address all criteria – if it doesn’t apply say so and explain why.

  16. Encourage Good Basic Proposal Prep (con’t) • Use the Proposal Check Lists at the end of the Ranking Criteria section. • Avoid using acronyms and technical/organizational jargon • Use “white space” and obey 18 page limits (not including the 2-page cover letter)! • 1” margins; 12 pt font; no binders; NO COLOR. • Limit attachments to required and relevant documents and letters. • Avoid maps and photos.

  17. State Brownfield Leads in Region 10 • Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Contact: John CarnahanPhone: (907) 451-2166 Email: John_Carnahan@dec.state.ak.us • Idaho Department of Environmental QualityContact: Aaron ScheffPhone: (208) 373-0420 Email: aaron.scheff@deq.idaho.gov • Oregon Department of Environmental QualityContacts: Gil WistarPhone: (503) 229-5512 Email: Wistar.Gil@deq.state.or.us • Washington Department of EcologyContact: John MeansPhone: (360) 407-7188 Email: jmea461@ecy.wa.gov

  18. The Region 10 Brownfields TeamWe’re here to answer questions Susan Morales, Brownfields Coordinator and Alaska Lead, morales.susan@epa.gov, 206-553-7299 Terri Griffith, Project Officer and ARC Grants Lead griffith.terri@epa.gov, 206-553-8511 Mary Goolie, Project Officer goolie.mary@epa.gov, 907-271-3414 Deborah Burgess, Project Officer and Washington State Lead burgess.deborah@epa.gov, 360-753-9079 Laura Caparroso, Project Officer and Job Training Lead caparroso.laura@epa.gov, 206-553-6378 Joanne LaBaw, Project Officer and TBA Coordinator Labaw.joanne@epa.gov, Tel: 206-553-2594 Mike Slater, Project Officer and Oregon Lead slater.mike@epa.gov, Tel: 503-326-5872 Brooks Stanfield, Project Officer and Idaho Lead stanfield.brooks@epa.gov, 206-553-4423

  19. Web-Based Resources • FY09 ARC Proposal Guidelines http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm#fy09 • FY09 ARC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/publications/fy2009faqs.pdf • Fact sheet on changes to FY09 Brownfields ARC Grant Guidelineshttp://www.epa.gov/brownfields/publications/arc_factsheet.pdf • Fact sheet on Brownfield Assessment Coalitionshttp://www.epa.gov/brownfields/publications/acfs_062408.pdf • Assessment Coalition Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) http://www.epa.gov/brownfields/publications/fy2009moa.pdf

  20. Web-Based Resources (cont.) • Proposal writing web resource – TabEZ http://www.tabez.org • Region 10 Information online - http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/CLEANUP.NSF/sites/bf • EPA Land Revitalization Projects and Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling - http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/debris-new/factsheet.htm • Headquarters Information online - www.epa.gov/brownfields • SmartE-Online Sustainable Management Approachesand Revitalization Tools - www.smarte.org

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