Jan 30, 2020

EPA Posts Great Lakes Trash Free Waters RFA Questions and Answers

EPA has posted an updated set of questions and answers pertaining to its Great Lakes Trash Free Waters RFA.

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 GLNPO held an informational webinar on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Trash Free Waters Request for Applications (RFA). During the webinar, the EPA team shared key information about the RFA's funding opportunities with approximately 130 attendees. Participants included a wide range of entities across the Great Lakes basin, including multiple states, local governments, universities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. During the webinar, the EPA team responded to over 60 questions covering many different aspects of the RFA. Questions and answers from the webinar and from other inquiries are posted on the RFA website. The RFA website is a helpful resource that includes links to the RFA, grants.gov, contact information, and answers to questions.

Applications are due in Grants.gov by 10:59 pm Central / 11:59 pm Eastern on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Please ensure your SAM.gov and Grants.gov registrations are current and active!

General RFA Contact for administrative, eligibility, and other general RFA questions:
Victoria Raymond (glri-rfa@epa.gov) 312-886-7981

Technical Contact for questions about Trash Removal in Great Lakes Communities (EPA-R5-GL2020-TFC):
Sara Westergaard (westergaard.sara@epa.gov) 312-353-9660
Technical Contact for questions about Trash Removal from Great Lakes Rivermouths and Harbors (EPA-R5-GL2020-TFH): James Schardt (schardt.james@epa.gov) 312-353-5085
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