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EPA Grants

Environmental Protection Agency Award Recipient Responsibilities

The recipient's responsibilities upon notification of the award:

  • Review the assistance agreement award document and attached terms and conditions;
  • Contact the EPA grants specialist if you have any questions or concerns;
  • Sign the agreement and return it to the EPA grants specialist within three weeks of receipt (do not make any changes, EPA can issue a corrected agreement);
  • Retain a copy of the agreement in your files;
  • Begin work on your project, complying with the terms and conditions of the agreement;
  • Inform the EPA project officer if problems arise that jeopardize the completion of the project;

Communicate regularly with the EPA project officer on technical issues and the grants specialist on administrative issues (don't ask for help after the fact).

The EPA project officer responsibilities:

  • Monitor all activities and the recipient's progress on the project;
  • Review progress reports to ensure the recipient is performing the work as agreed and approved in the application;
  • Provide technical assistance to the recipient;
  • Respond to questions or concerns raised by the grant specialists;
  • Serves as the focal point for programmatic and technical issues;
  • Ensure completion of EPA's programmatic terms and conditions if supported as a cooperative agreement and;
  • Maintain documentation.

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EPA grant specialists responsibilities include:

  • Plan oversight reviews of recipient's management of assistance agreements;
  • Focal point for administrative issues.

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