Environmental Laboratory Coordination Support Grant

EPA has announced the availability of grant funding to support preparedness activities of the environmental laboratory sector.  Applications for the Grant Announcement titled, “Technical Assistance and Support for Environmental Laboratory Coordination’ are due May 14, 2010.  Please read below for more information.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants for technical assistance and support necessary to coordinate preparedness activities of the environmental laboratory sector.  Specific tasks include serving as the water environmental laboratory sector liaison, organizing and sponsoring conferences and workgroups on issues of importance to environmental laboratory practice, disseminating and sharing information, providing technical assistance through training opportunities, and developing a communication plan that promotes the leveraging of resources in the environmental laboratory sector.

It is anticipated that there will be one award under this announcement.  It is also anticipated that the project period for this award will be six years and that the award will be incrementally funded at an expected minimum of $200,000, up to $400,000 per year, depending on Agency priorities, available funding levels, and satisfactory performance of the recipient.

More information about the grant may be found at: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/funding/index.html (scroll to the bottom of the page for the appropriate link to this particular grant).  

Please share this funding opportunity with organizations within your state that may have an interest in this issue.


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