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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
EPA Region 10 Speakers Presenters • EPA Region 10 Brownfields Team Project Officers Moderator • David Messerschmidt EPA Region 10 Brownfields Team Outreach Assistant Contact Information: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda • Meeting the deadline • State & Tribal Letters • Letters of Support • Threshold and Ranking Criteria Review • Tips at the last minute • Q&A
Two Ways to Submit • Hard copy – postmarked no later than November 14 • Grants.gov – Submit online • Register in advance
Your state or tribal environmental authority needs to write a letter acknowledging that they know you are submitting a proposal.
Include letters in your package • Quality matters • Ask your supporters to write a letter that is specific to your project
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
Ranking Criteria • 4 Ranking Criteria Sections for ARC Applicants: • Community Need • Project Description and Feasibility of Success • Community Engagement and Partnerships • Project Benefits
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.
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.
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: email@example.com • 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Region 10 Brownfields TeamWe’re here to answer questions Susan Morales, Brownfields Coordinator and Alaska Lead, email@example.com, 206-553-7299 Terri Griffith, Project Officer and ARC Grants Lead firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-553-8511 Mary Goolie, Project Officer email@example.com, 907-271-3414 Deborah Burgess, Project Officer and Washington State Lead firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-753-9079 Laura Caparroso, Project Officer and Job Training Lead email@example.com, 206-553-6378 Joanne LaBaw, Project Officer and TBA Coordinator Labaw.firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 206-553-2594 Mike Slater, Project Officer and Oregon Lead email@example.com, Tel: 503-326-5872 Brooks Stanfield, Project Officer and Idaho Lead firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-553-4423
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
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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