Applicants to the U.S. EPA’s Exchange Network Grant Program can now find optional templates for the cover letter, project narrative, and budget narrative attachment form at www.epa.gov/exchangenetwork/exchange-network-grant-program#Resources and the FY23 EN grant program’s grants.gov listing. Also available to applicants is an optional self-calculating budget tool, new for FY23. This pre-formatted Excel workbook helps correctly categorize project costs, calculate total cost per budget category, and includes an example of a project budget.
General FAQs and Tribal FAQs that answer frequent and previously asked questions from past EN grant webinars are also available on the EN Grants website. Dates for FY23 Exchange Network webinars will be released shortly; please continue to check the Exchange Network Grants website for more details. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the new FY23 Solicitation Notice, as significant updates have been made since the FY22 version. For a list of some of these changes, please be sure to see the section titled ‘What’s New in the FY23 Solicitation Notice’ as found in the General FAQs.
Please contact [email protected] with questions on accessing or utilizing these optional forms and tools.
As a reminder, EPA only accepts project proposals for Exchange Network grants submitted electronically through Grants.gov, unless applicants have a waiver. Please allow for enough time to successfully submit your application and allow for unexpected errors requiring you to resubmit. EPA anticipates that it will announce selection decisions around August 2023, and tentatively plans to issue awards by October 2023. Applications are due to EPA by 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Friday, June 2nd, 2023.
For more information, please contact:
EN Grants Program Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Email: [email protected]