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11 CHAPTER THREE FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES INTRODUCTION plete information on a program may not be available through grants.gov. It may be necessary to go directly to an individ- This chapter discusses federal funding opportunities for airport ual agency's website to obtain this information. On at least environmental initiatives. It includes a discussion of FAA grant one occasion, however, the search of the agency's website programs to provide a comprehensive information resource. It led back to grants.gov. is recognized that airport management is familiar with FAA programs. For other agencies, much of the information was Many agencies also use grants.gov to accept grant applica- derived from searches of the grants.gov website (www.grants. tions. For some agencies and programs submission through gov). This chapter includes a brief discussion of the use of this website is offered as an option to paper filing. For other grants.gov as a resource, followed by generally applicable con- agencies, the use of grants.gov is mandatory, as reflected in siderations, followed by a discussion of various agency pro- Table 1. To use grants.gov to submit applications, it is neces- grams. The final section of the chapter is the matrix of funding sary to register; a process can take up to two weeks. Two key opportunities in the form of Table 1. steps of the registration process are obtaining from Dun and Bradstreet a Data Universal Numbering System number and GRANTS.GOV WEBSITE registering with the federal government's Central Contractor Registration. Information on completing these and the remain- The grants.gov website is intended to be a comprehensive ing steps required for registration is available at http://www. source of information on available federal grant programs. grants.gov/assets/OrgRegUserGuide.pdf. Figure 1 is a screen shot of the "Find Grant Opportunities" page of grants.gov. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR FEDERAL GRANTS As shown in Figure 1, 26 federal agencies post their dis- cretionary grant opportunities on this website. Grant oppor- Administration of AIP grants shares some features in com- tunities can be searched by agency or by category. Searches mon with other grant programs and includes unique features. can be performed using key words or the Catalogue of Fed- Considering the familiarity most airports have with AIP pro- eral Domestic Assistance number. One of the categories is cedures, the discussion of general considerations focuses on environmental grants. A search using that category produced the common characteristics and the unique characteristics. 295 results, including grants to support conferences. Using the information in this report, it might be more efficient to Common Characteristics target one or more agencies or programs highlighted in this synthesis as the focus of a search. The most significant common characteristics of federal grant programs are outlined here. In using grants.gov to search for funding opportunities it is important that airports be aware of certain features of the website. First, for many agencies or programs, expired General Federal Requirements opportunities remain posted on the site, presumably for infor- mation purposes. It is possible to request that search results AIP grants are subject to a number of federal requirements that be sorted with the most recent results posted first. Doing so are not directly related to the project being funded. Appendix A will expedite the search process. It is also possible to limit lists all federal requirements associated with AIP grants, searches to open opportunities when conducting a keyword according to AIP Grant Assurance No. 1; requirements that are search. Second, new grant opportunities are added to the site specific to AIP grants and other grants administered by the on a continual basis. In the course of preparing this report, U.S.DOT are highlighted. General requirements or restric- two searches of grants.gov for the same agency within a day tions range from the Hatch Act, restricting use of federal often resulted in new grant opportunities being listed. There- funds for lobbying to the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, fore, regular searches may be required, unless an airport has which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in feder- arranged for automatic notification of grant opportunities ally funded programs. Many of these requirements are tied to with individual federal agencies. Third, on occasion com- the receipt of federal funds and are potentially applicable to

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TABLE 1 FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes FAA Noise Airport 1. Development of Owner/ 49 USC Grants Start noise Noise Extensive Compatibil- noise airport noise operator of 47504, exposure map compatibility community Local Match-- ity Program exposure maps an AIP- 47505, 47141; and noise measures are participation 2. Development of eligible 14 CFR Part 80% large and compatibility eligible for required for airport noise airport or 150; AC- medium hub process--2 yr funding only if development compatibility communi- 150/5120-1; airports before planned included in of NCPs. programs ties adjacent www.faa.gov/e award of grant FAA-approved 95% for all other 3. Implementation to a large or nvironmental/a Part 150 NCP airports Submit NEM of noise medium irport_noise ; except: and NCP to compatibility hub airport www.faa.gov/a soundproofing FAA for measures, irports/aip (for of educational approval--180 including sound general AIP and medical days before insulation and information facilities. request for funds acquisition of applicable to Adjacent residential environmental Submit funding communities property for noise grants request to may receive impacted FAA--February funding only if facilities preceding the the adjacent including fiscal year funds airport does not schools, medical are desired; e.g., have an facilities, and February 2010 approved NCP churches for FY 2011 or the NCP is grants out of date Bid project-- Grants for 2nd quarter of projects must fiscal year funds generally be are desired (e.g., based on bids March 2010 for FY 2010 grants Land acquisition projects subject (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes Application to a disposal submitted to requirement local FAA Additional Airports office requirements listed in AIP grant assurances, www.faa.gov/ai rports/aip/grant _assurances FAA Air Projects at airports Commercial 49 USC Grants Project Commitment of Excel Voluntary quality to reduce service 47102(3) formulation--2 air quality worksheets to Local match-- Airport Low emissions, airports in (K), (L) yr before emission credits support Emission including vehicle Clean Air http://www.faa 75% large and planned award from state application (VALE) replacement, gate Act .gov/airports/ medium hub of grant request required and to Program electrification, nonattain- environmental/ airports for funds support Application hydrant fueling ment of vale/ equipment 95% all other Submit funding must include systems, and mainten- Dr. Jake Plante and vehicle airports request to estimate of renewable energy ance areas 202-493-4875 tracking, link FAA--February emission installation jake.plante@fa to EDMS preceding the reductions using a.gov available at fiscal year funds FAA Emissions the listed are desired; e.g., and Dispersion URL. Feb. 2010 for Modeling FY 2011 grants System Application (EDMS) summaries, Bid project-- with contact 2nd quarter of Projects must information fiscal funds are have VALE available at desired (e.g., identification http://www.f March 2010 for affixed aa.gov/airpor FY 2010 grants) For vehicle ts/environme Application replacement or ntal/vale/med submitted to retrofit, sponsor ia/VALE_gra local FAA must commit to nt_summary. Airports office keep vehicle at pdf airport for its useful life. Any replaced (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes equipment cannot be redeployed at airport or in another nonattainment area FAA Airport Air Projects to comply Public-use 49 USC 47101 Grants Project Extensive Aside from Improve- quality, with requirements airports et seq. formulation--at administrative VALE and Local match-- ment water of the Clean Air included in FAA Order least 2 yr before and post-grant noise 75% large and Program quality, Act or the Safe FAAs 5100.38C planned award of requirements compatibility medium hub (AIP) NEPA Water Drinking National FAA Order grant request for outlined in FAA grants, airports environ- compli- Act Plan of 5100.39A funds Order 5100.38C environment- mental ance, Integrated http://www.faa. Local match-- and Appendix A tal grants are Projects for Submit funding projects EMS Airport gov/airports/ of this report not typically drainage storage, 95% all other request to develop- Systems aip/ high priority treatment of airports FAA-- Feb. ment aircraft deicing preceding of the Development fluid fiscal year funds of AIP are desired; e.g., funding plans Environmental Feb. 2010 for FY by FAA is a mitigation projects 2011 grants continuous required in NEPA process. In documents Bid project-- some cases 2nd quarter of identification fiscal funds are of a project desired (e.g., may need to March 2010 for occur up to FY 2010 grants) five yr before Application planned submitted to funding local FAA Airports office BLM Idaho Resource Projects to collect Eligibility 43 USC Cooperative March-- SOS protocols This program Native Plant and and preserve open to all, 1737(b) agreement Solicitation must be may be most Materials species uncommon native but project Seeds of issued followed for suitable as a No required local Develop- conserva- plant seeds for team must Success (SOS) seed collection teaming matching share, April-- ment tion restoration, include a website, opportunity but local match Applications due Standard federal conservation, and botanist http://www.blm. considered. administrative (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes research in Idaho gov/mt/st/en/ Applications requirements prog/botany/so must be filed apply s.htm through Standard OMB grants.gov audit and record keeping requirements Quarterly financial reports; annual performance reports BLM Resource Projects to control State 7 USC 2804 Cooperative April-- Standard federal Potentially Montana and and reduce the agencies agreement Solicitation administrative open to state- Noxious habitat spread of noxious issued requirements owned No required local Weed conserva- weeds on BLM apply airports or matching share May-- Control tion lands in Montana locally required, but Applications due Standard OMB owned encouraged audit and record Applications airports keeping Other federal must be filed through requirements funds cannot be through partnering, if used as match and grants.gov Quarterly airports on or match cannot be financial near BLM counted as match reports; annual lands for another performance program reports BLM Idaho Resource Projects to control State 7 USC 2804; Cooperative April-- Standard Potentially Noxious and habitat and reduce the agencies CFDA agreement Solicitation federal open to state- Weed conserva- spread of noxious No. 15.230 issued administrative owned No required local Control tion weeds on BLM requirements airports or matching share May 1-- lands in Idaho apply. Specific locally Applications due page limits for owned applications airports through Standard OMB partnering, if audit and record airports on or keeping near BLM requirements lands (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes Quarterly Application financial period is reports; annual short, less performance than one reports month BLM Resource Projects in states State, local Pub. L. 106- Cooperative January 29-- Standard Montana, and habitat listed in 1st govern- 291, Title IV agreement Solicitation federal North conserva- column to promote ments, issued administrative No local matching Dakota, tion community action Indian requirements share required, but May 1-- South to reduce risk of Tribes, non- apply will increase Applications due Dakota wildfire on BLM profit priority of funding Standard OMB Community and adjacent land, organiza- Applications audit and record Wildfire including: tions must be filed keeping Assistance through Zoning to reduce requirements grants.gov wildfire Quarterly Wildfire fuel financial reduction reports; annual performance reports BLM Utah Habitat, Projects in Utah Nonfederal 31 USC 6305 Cooperative April 3-- Standard Summary of Challenge resource for: partners agreement Solicitation federal FY 2005 43 USC 1737 Cost Share conserva- with issued administrative grants for all Habitat Local match-- Program tion existing 16 USC 1535 requirements states improvement 50% July 15-- cooperative apply available at Historic Pub. L.93-452 Applications due Noxious weed agreement http://www.bl and eradication Applications m.gov/heritag cultural must be filed e/adventures/ resources Cultural, historic through research/State resources Pages/PDFs/f grants.gov y05chlg.pdf Later years not accessible BLM Idaho Habitat, Projects in Idaho Nonfederal 31 USC 6305 Cooperative February 23-- Standard Summary of Challenge resource for: partners agreement Solicitation federal FY 2005 conserva- 43 USC 1737 Cost Share issued administrative grants for all tion (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes Program Historic Habitat 16 USC 1535 Location match-- March 31-- requirements states and improvement 50% Applications due apply available at Pub. L.93-452 cultural http://www.b Noxious weed Applications Participants resources lm.gov/herita eradication must be filed must obtain ge/adventure Cultural, historic through DUNS No. and s/research/St resources grants.gov register with atePages/PD CCR Fs/fy05chlg.p Standard OMB df audit and record Later years keeping not requirements accessible Quarterly financial reports; annual performance reports BLM New Habitat, Projects in New All Challenge Cost Cooperative April 20-- Standard Summary of Mexico resource Mexico for: nonfederal Share agreement Solicitation federal FY 2005 Challenge conserva- partners Appropriation issued administrative grants for all Habitat Local match-- Cost Share tion Act Pub. L. requirements states improvement 50% May 20-- Program 101-512 apply available at Historic Applications due Noxious weed http://www.b and Janet Y. Huff Agreements eradication Applications lm.gov/herita cultural 505-761-8941 expire after 5 yr must be filed ge/adventure resources Native plant through Standard OMB s/research/St conservation grants.gov audit and record atePages/PD Cultural historic requirements Fs/fy05chlg. resources pdf Quarterly financial and Later years performance not reports accessible Bureau of Water Projects to: State and Pub. L 111-11, Cooperative March 16-- Standard OMB Some pre- Reclamation quality local section 9504, agreement Solicitation audit and record award costs Conserve and use (BRL) agencies 42 USC 10364 issued keeping may be Energy/ water more Local match--50% Water and and Indian requirements eligible; e.g., Emissions efficiently http://www.usb or more. May 4-- Energy tribes with design or r.gov/WaterSM Applications Quarterly Efficiency Increase energy water or In kind environmental ART/. due financial Grants efficiency in power contribution compliance (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes management of delivery Stephanie allowed, if used as June--Awards reports; annual Summary of water resources authority Bartlett, 303- local match in announced performance FY 2010 445-2025, another program reports grants Limited to JulySeptem- sbartlett@usbr. available at Western ber--grant Grantee gov http://www.u U.S. agreements responsible for sbr.gov/news executed 100% of O&M Note: may room/docs/W costs of project provide city Applications by aterSMART_ or county hard copy des_2010.pdf airports (original and Grants opportunity one copy) or appear to be to partner electronically focused on with other through water city grants.gov. districts agencies Airports may have teaming opportunities FEMA Flood Projects to reduce States, Section 1366 of Grants June 1-- BCA required Detailed Flood prevention or eliminate long- territories, the National Unified grant except for information Local match--25% Mitigation and term risk of flood tribal Flood guidance issued acquisition and on eligibility, Assistance mitigation damage to organiza- Insurance Act Local match may demolition of administra- December 4-- Program buildings, tions and of 1968, 42 be reduced to 10% damaged tive Applications manufactured local gov- U.S.C. 4101 for severe property requirements, due homes, and other ernments repetitive loss and http://www.fe Approved structures insured properties if Applications application Local ma.gov/govern hazard under the National applicant has an submitted process govern- ment/grant/fma mitigation plan Flood Insurance approved Severe through FEMA available at ments only /index.shtm required and Program Repetitive Loss electronic grant 2nd listed eligible as project must be http://www.fe Strategy portal eGrants URL Planning and sub-grantee consistent with ma.gov/library/ at implementation of another plan Other FEMA viewRecord.do https://portal.fe projects are eligible funding ?id=3649 ma.gov All activities eligible. applicant opportunities must conform appear to be States may receive to 44 CFR tied to flood grants to help Part 9 (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes defray costs of Sub-applicants or other administering the must be disaster FMA program participating in events and National Flood are not listed Insurance here, but are Program described in detail at 2nd Standard listed URL federal administrative requirements apply U.S. Fish Endangered "Traditional" States with Section 6 of Traditional Due date per Administrative Note: All and Wildlife species, conservation cooperative Endangered Conservation regional requirements projects are Service habitat grants (e.g., habitat agreements Species Act, Grant guidance vary for each subject to a (FWS) restoration, with 1535, Federal type of grant. defined point surveys, Interior Acquisition Local match-- Other grants-- Examples rating system Cooperative reintroduction) for Department. Regulations, 25% due August of include: Endangered candidate, listed Local subpart 31.2; preceding fiscal Airports Species Match reduced to year All grants-- would and recently governments, 2 CFR Parts 10%, if two or Conservation recovered species community, 215, 220, 225; project cannot participate as Funds more states be required for sub-grantee or 43 CFR Parts cooperate Habitat conservation 12,18; OMB statutory unless state Conservation organizations Circulars . compliance owned Planning may A-107, A-133; Assistance grants HCP grants participate as Fish and limited to new to fund sub-grantees Wildlife development of plans Service Habitat Manual, 521 HCP land Conservation FW 4 acquisition-- Plans (HCPs) (http://www. project must HCP Land fws.gov.policy/ complement, Acquisition 521fw4.html); not replace Grants, to fund http://www.fw mitigation land acquisition in s.gov/endanger responsibilities; approved HCPs. ed/grants/ applicant must Recovery Land section6/index. document html voluntary (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes Acquisition Grants nature of land for voluntary transfer purchase of land needed for Funds must be recovery of listed spent within species 3 years of obligation Quarterly financial reports using SF 425. Reporting requirements in OMB Circular A-102; 2 CFR 215.40, 41 Single Audit Act may apply FWS Resource, Projects for: Any entity Rob Cooperative Jan. 4-- Standard OMB Link to Region 3 habitat Bruesewitz agreement Solicitation issued audit and FWS Challenge conserva- Invasive species (612) 713- reporting regional Cost Share tion, control 5403; Local match-- Mar. 5-- requirements boundaries Program invasive Robert_Bruese requirement not Applications due available at Habitat restoration listed in species witz@fws.gov Applications http://www.f grants.gov ws.gov/where/ must be filed through grants.gov FWS Resource, Projects for: States, local Virginia Cooperative Mar. 29-- Standard Link to Region 5 habitat governments Rettig (413) agreement Solicitation issued federal FWS Challenge conserva- Invasive species 253-8559; administrative regional Cost Share tion, control Higher Virginia_Rettig Local share not Sep. 30-- requirements boundaries Program invasive education @fws.gov listed Applications due apply (based on available at Habitat restoration institutions species Application application link http://www.f Non-profits through in grants.gov) ws.gov/where/ grants.gov, regular mail or e-mail (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes FWS Resource, Projects in Region Any entity http://www.fws. Cooperative Sep. 29--Memo Link to Region 6 habitat 6 for: gov/mountain- agreement to field issued FWS Challenge conserva- prairie/challen regional Cost Share tion, Invasive species Local match-- Oct. 30-- boundaries gecostshare/ Program invasive control 50% including Applications available at James Graves species in-kind due http://www.f Habitat restoration (303)-236- contributions. ws.gov/where/ 4376; Application by Other federal funds James_Graves mail or e-mail cannot count as @fws.gov local match FWS Resource Projects in Region State and Federal Cooperative Apr. 12-- Standard Link to FWS Region 6 conserva- 6 for: county Noxious Weed Agreement Solicitation federal regional Noxious tion, governments Act, Pub. L. issued administrative boundaries Weed invasive Treating noxious 93-629, Local match-- requirements available at Treatment species weeds in National Section 15 none Sep. 30-- apply (based on http://www.f Wildlife Refuge Andrea Meyer; Applications application link ws.gov/where/ watersheds andrea_meyer due in grants.gov) Preventing spread @fws.gov within and outside refuge lands FWS Endangered Funding for: State and Endangered Grant, Apr. 15-- Projects must Actions Endangered species local Species Act, cooperative Solicitation be completed regarding Species Endangered governments 16 USC 1531 agreement, issued by the end of wildlife must Candidate Species et seq. project the fiscal year be consistent Conservation conservation Landowners http://www.fws. agreement, direct July 2-- after award with FAA Action gov/endangered/ payment Applications due policies on Ecosystem Educators Standard OMB Funds preservation wildlife.html Paper applications wildlife Others (for Local match--not audit and hazards required, but or electronic record keeping Habitat restoration information on applications Candidate recommended requirements Information Projects limited to submitted through on writing actions listed in Species grants.gov Quarterly Assessment) proposals at Candidate Species financial 2nd listed https://www.cf Note: In some reports; annual Assessment states, application URL da.gov/downlo performance ads/CFDA_wri process may be reports Additional ting.pdf subject to EO information (information 12372, available at on writing grant Intergovernmental 3rd listed proposals) review of URL (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes http://wsfrprog Federal rams.fws.gov/ Programs Subpages/Tool kitFiles/toolkit .pdf (copies of documents specifying post-grant requirements. Contact information listed in full text of grant offer FWS Endangered Projects for habitat State and Endangered Cooperative Feb. 19-- Standard OMB Information Endangered species, restoration in FWS local Species Act, agreement or Solicitation audit and on past Species habitat Great LakesBig governments 16 USC 1531 grant issued record keeping grants Restoration Rivers Region et seq. requirements available at Initiative (Region 3) Landowners http://www.fws. Local match--not Mar. 22-- http://www.f gov/midwest/ required, but local Applications Quarterly ws.gov/mid Others Funding limited to Endangered/ contribution will due financial west/Endang voluntary Peter be awarded points reports; annual ered/grants/ programs in proposal Paper performance Fasbender applications or index.html 612/713-5343; ranking factors. reports 1 point awarded electronic Link to FWS peter_fasbende applications Requirements r@fws.gov. for each 10% local regional share up to 40% through of Department boundaries (MN, WI, IL, grants.gov of Interior IN, OH) (4 points) available at Form DI-2010 http://www.f David Stilwell Note: In some 607/753-9335, states, ws.gov/where/ ext. 123; application david_stilwell process may be @fws.gov. subject to EO (PA, NY) 12372, Intergovernmental review of Federal Programs (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes U.S. Water Funding for: State and Multiple Cooperative Apr. 19-- CCR Technical Department quality, local statutory agreement Solicitation registration guidance at of wetlands Wetland and governments references issued required listed URLs Agriculture upland restoration listed. Local match--not (USDA), plans Indian 7 CFR Part required May 14-- 7 CFR 3015- Natural tribes 652 Applications 3019, 3052 Water quality due contain Resources improvements Non-profit NRCS Field Conservation Office additional organizations Paper administrative Service Reduced soil Technical applications (NRSC), erosion and Note: Guide: requirements only Wetland flooding Recipient http://efotg.nrcs. Agreement will Reserve must be usda.gov; Endangered be awarded for Program certified as a NRCS species habitat a base year Restoration "Technical National with four one- Assistance Service Irrigation year options (Mississippi Provider" Guide State Office) ("TSP"). http://www.wcc. Quarterly There may nrcs.usda.gov/ financial be teaming nrcsirrig/; and reports and opportunities NRCS monthly for airports National progress reports Engineering Handbook, and National Engineering Manual References: http://www.nrcs. usda.gov/tec hnical/ENG. TSP certification requirements at http://techreg. usda.gov. Faith Tillman 601-965-4098, ext. 124 faith.tillman@ ms.usda.gov (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes USDA Energy, Projects to develop Farms and 9001 of the Grants or Issued April 24 7 CFR Part Airports may Rural- emissions renewable energy small Food, guaranteed loans 4280, Subpart B not be Business systems and businesses Conservation, Applications due directly Cooperative energy efficiency in rural and Energy Local match-- June 30 Environmental eligible, but Service, improvements in areas Act of 2008 75% for grants, review there may be 25% for Electronic documents Rural rural areas including (2008 Farm applications potential Energy for rural energy Bill) guaranteed loans required under teaming through 7 CFR Part America cooperatives Title IX of the grants.gov or opportunity Program Farm Security 1940, Subpart G with rural paper and Rural application filed cooperatives Investment Act with individual of 2002 state offices 7 CFR Part 4280 75 Fed. Reg. 21584 Contact information for each state listed in Fed. Reg. notice Department Alternative Funding to support Designated Energy Policy No specific No specific A critical Priority is of Energy, fuels reduction of Clean Cities Act of 1992, funding deadlines for requirement is given to Office of dependence on coalitions Pub. L. 102- mechanism or submitting to obtain helping Energy imported and 486, 42 USC local matching requests. designation as a communities Efficiency petroleum through coalition 13201 et seq requirements are However, Clean Cities expand and education, members listed, however generally, the Coalition. existing AFV Renewable outreach and other Clean Cities funding for program has two Achieving markets Energy support promoting Home Page vehicles is funding cycles designation is a (EERE), the use of the http://www1.ee generally limited each year--once nine-step Airport must Vehicle following re.energy.gov/ to incremental in the spring and process. work through Technologies alternative vehicle cleancities/ costs of green once in the fall a Certified Program, technologies: Clean Cities technology. A critical step is Coalition Clean Cities Designation Check with Designation to obtain process can take specific Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Guide contact years commitments to Certified Vehicles (AFV) http://www1.ee information implement Coalitions & Infrastructure re.energy.gov/ sources for Clean Cities are listed at Idle Reduction cleancities/pdfs/ specific the 3rd URL 43181.pdf requirements technologies Technologies and practices (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes Fuel Blends Clean Cities . Coalitions Coalition applying for Hybrid Vehicles Listing . designation Fuel Efficiency http://www.afd must develop a Technologies c.energy.gov/cl five-year eancities/progs strategic plan. /coalition_loca tions.php After designation, coalitions must: Execute an MOU Implement the plan Provide annual progress reports Renew plan and MOU at five-year intervals Environmental Emissions Projects to U.S., state, Diesel Grants OCT 6--RFP EPA Airports may Protection Implement EPA or local, Emissions published requirements have to team Agency California Air regional, or Reduction Act, Low interest for grants are with a (EPA), Resources Board tribal Pub. loans DEC 8--RFP listed at qualifying National (CARB) certified agencies L. 109-58, close non-profit or Grants to states www.epa.gov/ Clean Diesel and verified diesel responsible 791-797, 42 FEB 28--28 another local, Campaign emission reduction for USC 16131- Local match ogd/AppKit/ state, or Notice of award applicable_epa_ technologies, transportation 16137 25% for engine government including idle or air quality Hard copy regulations_and_ agency repower submittals must description.htm. reduction http://www.epa. technologies. Non-profits gov/cleandiesel/ 75% match (of be made by involved in prgnational.htm incremental costs) express delivery Projects can include: supporting for vehicle service. or replacement Retrofitting with promoting Electronic certified air quality No local match submittals by technology requirement for e-mail to (Table 1 continued on the next page)

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Table 1 continued Form of Statutory Assistance, Local Authority and Participation Rate, Guidance, Funding Limits, Timeline and Administrative Agency/ Resource Sponsor Contact Administrative Application and Post-grant Program Area Eligible Projects Eligibility Information Requirements Procedures Requirements Notes Replacement of verified technology individuals vehicles or retrofits. designated in equipment RFP are Voluntary (incremental permitted (see matching in costs of cleaner instructions in excess of technology only) RFP) mandatory Repowering with amounts are Program is cleaner diesel of permitted to subject to EO alternative fuel expand, enhance 12372, engines and improve the Intergovernmental cost effectiveness Review of Reducing long of a proposal Federal duration idling Programs Eligible fleets include: Busses Medium & heavy-duty trucks Cargo handling equipment (including at airports)

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27 FIGURE 1 Grants.gov funding opportunities page. other grant programs. It is suggested, however, that airport Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Audits staff confirm with the granting agency the requirements and restrictions applicable to any specific federal program being As a result of initiatives by OMB, federal programs are increas- considered. ingly subject to uniform reporting, record keeping, and audit standards. Effective October 1, 2009, all grant recipients were required to file quarterly financial reports on a new standard Grant and Project Administration Federal Financial Report, SF-425. Effective October 1, 2010, all grantees and subgrantees were required to obtain Data Administration of grant programs is subject to the Uniform Universal Numbering System numbers and complete regis- Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative tration with the Central Contractor Registration [75 Fed Reg. Agreements with State and Local Governments (Common 55671, 55674 (September 14, 2010)]. Since 1984, all federal Rule). The Uniform Rule was developed by the Office of grantees have been subject to uniform audit standards and Management and Budget (OMB) in cooperation with federal procedures under the Single Audit Act, 31 USC 7501 et seq. granting agencies. Each cabinet department promulgated its OMB implemented the Single Audit Act through issuance own version of the Common Rule within its own regulatory of OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Govern- structure. The version of the rule applicable to AIP grants, for ments and Non-Profit Organizations. example, is contained in U.S.DOT Regulations at 49 CFR Part 18. The Uniform Rule addresses a number of issues including procurement practices. In general, it is impor- Differences Between AIP and Other tant that recipients allow for fair and open competition Federal Grant Programs when contracting for federally funded work, as reflected in 49 CFR 18.36. Federal grants are also subject to uniform Perhaps the most significant difference between the adminis- standards for calculating allowable project costs, through tration of AIP grants and other competitive grant programs is the application of OMB Circular A-87, Cost Principles the process of project selection and award. AIP discretionary Applicable to Grants and Contracts with State and Local funds are awarded on a competitive basis. However, project Governments. selection is the result of a continuous planning process involv-