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Technical Assistance and Training for Innovative Regional Wastewater Treatment Solutions Grant Pilot Program

Grants to USA Consortia of IHEs, Health and Research Institutes, and
Economic Development Entities to Address Regional Sewage Issues

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development - Rural Utilities Service (RUS)

Deadline Date:

11/04/20 11:59 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories consortia composed of IHEs, health and research institutes, and economic development entities to address regional sewage issues. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several business days to complete. Consortiums must include a regional university, or the proposed scope of work must include coordination with a regional university.

The goal of TAT/RWTS Grant Pilot Program is to find regional solutions to longstanding wastewater treatment problems where soil conditions make traditional wastewater treatment ineffective and economically unfeasible. This program helps rural communities to seek innovative regional solutions to wastewater treatment systems that have been hindered by uncompromising soil conditions. The area to be served must be: historically impoverished and rural. 

Funds may be used to identify and evaluate economically feasible innovative regional solutions to wastewater treatment concerns for historically impoverished rural communities in areas which have had difficulty installing traditional wastewater treatment systems due to soil conditions; To provide wastewater related technical assistance, including such services as feasibility studies, preliminary design assistance and supervision, oversight, or training for the development of an application for financial assistance.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192883

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$5,000,000

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 2

Term of Contract:

The project period for these grants is one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Regional consortia located in the United States and its territories may apply for this program. Eligible entities would include a consortium of regional institutions of higher education, academic health and research institutes, or economic development entities located in the region identified to be served that have experience in addressing these issues in the region. The consortium must include a regional university, or the proposed scope of work must include coordinating with a regional university, to solve untreated raw sewage issues with innovative technologies and strategic management and regulatory models.

An applicant is eligible to apply for the TAT/RWTS grant if it:
a. Is a consortium of regional institutions of higher education, academic health and research institutes, or economic development entities, or combination thereof, located in the region identified to be served that have experience in addressing these issues in the region;
b. Is legally established and located within one of the following:
• a state within the United States
• the District of Columbia
• the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
• a United States territory
c. Has the legal capacity and authority to carry out the grant purpose;
d. Has no delinquent debt to the federal government or no outstanding judgments to repay a federal debt;
e. Demonstrates that it possesses the financial, technical, and managerial
capability to comply with federal and state laws and requirements; and
f. Is not a corporation that has been convicted of a felony (or had an officer or agent acting on behalf of the corporation convicted of a felony) within the past 24 months. Any corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability is not eligible.

For ineligible grant purposes, see https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/ApplicationGuideTAT_RWTSGrants.pdf#page=9.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: October 5, 2020 through November 4, 2020. Applications for the TAT/RWTS Grant Pilot Program must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) on November 4, 2020.

You must be registered with Grants.gov before you can submit a grant application. If you have not used Grants.gov before, you will need to register with the System for Award Management (SAM). You will need a DUNS number to access or register at any of the services. The registration processes may take several business days to complete.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the WEP staff early in the application process with any questions or ideas concerning your proposal. The staff will answer your questions about the application process and program requirements.

This is a reimbursement grant.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328604

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

National Office contact: Lois East, (660) 492-4268; lois.east@usda.gov

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Program Development and Regulatory Analysis
Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Stop 1522, Room 5168 South Building
Washington, DC 20250-1522

CFDA Number:

10.761

Funding or Pin Number:

TAT-RWTS-PILOT

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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