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Sustainable community grants

Federal Register: July 1, 1999
(Volume 64, Number 126)]      [Notices]
[Page 35650-35656]


Sustainable Development Challenge Grant Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Solicitation of proposals for FY 1999/2000.

SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals for
the combined FY 1999/2000 Sustainable Development Challenge Grant (SDCG)
program, one of President Clinton's ``high priority actions described in the
March 16, 1995 report, ``Reinventing Environmental Regulation.'' EPA also is
soliciting comments on the SDCG program's overall design. The EPA anticipates
that approximately $9.4 million will be available for the SDCG program in FY
1999/2000. This includes $4.7 million already authorized by Congress for FY
1999 and an additional $4.7 million requested for the program in the
President's FY 2000 Budget Request and subject to Congressional authorization.

The SDCG program challenges communities to invest in a sustainable future that
links environmental protection, economic prosperity and community well-being.
It provides an opportunity to develop place-based approaches to problem solving
that can be replicated in other communities.

The SDCG program strongly encourages community members, business and government
entities to work cooperatively to develop flexible, locally-oriented approaches
that link place-based environmental management and quality of life activities
with sustainable development and revitalization.

These grants are intended to catalyze community-based projects to promote
environmentally and economically sustainable development; build partnerships
which increase a community's capacity to take steps that will ensure the
long-term health of ecosystems and humans, economic vitality, and community
well- being; and leverage public and private investments to enhance
environmental quality by enabling community efforts to continue beyond the
period of EPA funding.

EPA will select projects on a competitive basis using the criteria outlined in
the section titled ``SDCG Program Criteria.''

Applicants may compete for funding from EPA in two ranges for FY 1999/2000:
(1) Requesting $30,000 to $100,000 with a total project budget of $125,000 or
less and
(2) requesting between $100,001 and $250,000 with no limit on the total project
budget amount.

Proposals will compete with other proposals in the same range (i.e., a proposal
for $30,000-$100,000 will not compete with a proposal requesting

Applicants in each category are required to provide a minimum 20% match from
non- federal funding sources.

This document includes the following:

Background information on the Sustainable Development Challenge Grant program;
the process for preparing and submitting proposals;
a description of the FY 1999/2000 program;
the program's relationship to other related EPA activities;
the SDCG Program Criteria; and
the selection and award process.

DATES: The period for submission of proposals for FY 1999/2000 will begin upon
publication of this Federal Register document. Project proposals must be
postmarked by September 29, 1999 to be considered for funding. Submission of


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact the regional representative for your state or
Dr. Lynn Desautels, Director, Sustainable Development Challenge Grant Program,
Office of the Administrator, U.S. EPA (MC 1306), 401 M Street SW, Washington,
DC 20460, telephone (202) 260-6812, fax (202) 260-2555, e-mail

Regional Offices

Rosemary Monahan, US EPA Region I, 1 Congress Street, Suite 1100, RSP, Boston,
MA 02114-2023, (617) 918-1087, monahan.rosemary@epa.gov. States: ME, NH, VT,

Marcia Seidner, US EPA Region 2, 290 Broadway, 26th Floor, New York, NY
10007-1866, (212) 637-3590, seidner.marcia@epa.gov. States & Territories: NY,

Theresa Martella, US EPA Region 3, 1650 Arch Street (3CB00), Philadelphia, PA
19103, (215) 814-5423, martella.theresa@epa.gov. States: DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

Annette N. Hill, US EPA Region 4, OPM, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA
(404) 562-8287, hill.annetten.@epa.gov. States: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

Janette Marsh, US EPA Region 5, 77 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3507,
(312) 886-4856, marsh.janette@epa.gov, States: MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH

Diana Hinds, US EPA Region 6, Fountain Place, Suite 1200, 1445 Ross Avenue,
Dallas, TX 75202-2733, (214) 665-7561, hinds.diana@epa.gov, States: AR, LA, NM,

Dick Sumpter, US EPA Region 7, 901 N. 5th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101, (913)
551-7661, sumpter.richard@epa.gov, States: KS, MO, NE, IA

David Schaller, US EPA Region 8, 999 18th Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO
80202-2466, (303) 312-6146, schaller.david@epa.gov, States: CO, MT, ND, SD, UT,

Nova Blazej, US EPA Region 9, 75 Hawthorne Street (CMD-7), San Francisco, CA
94105, (415) 744-2089, blazej.nova@epa.gov, States & Territories: CA, NV, AZ,

Anne Dalrymple, US EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue (01-085), Seattle, WA
98101, (206) 553-0199, dalrymple.anne@epa.gov, States: AK, ID, OR, WA

Headquarters Office Dr. Lynn Desautels, Director, Sustainable Development
Challenge Grant Program, Office of the Administrator, US EPA, MC 1306, 401 M
Street SW MC 1306, Washington, D.C. 20460, (202) 260-6812 (SDCG Line)


The complete Federal Register document is posted
at the following GPO URL:
                         Jack Cooper on July 2 at 10 am


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