2021 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program- United States: (Deadline 31March 21)

2021 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program- United States: (Deadline 31March 21)


2021 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program- United States: (Deadline 31March 21)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting applications for the 2021 National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program.

The EPA Exchange Network Grant Program is soliciting project applications using the Environmental Information Exchange Network (EN) to:

  • Facilitate sharing of environmental data, especially through shared and reusable services.
  • Reduce burden and avoid costs for co-regulators and the regulated community.
  • Streamline data collection and exchanges to improve its timeliness for decision making.
  • Increase the quality and access to environmental data through discovery, publishing, outbound and analytical services so it is more useful to environmental managers.
  • Increase data and IT management capabilities needed to fully participate in the EN.

Funding Information

  • Most awards will be in the $50,000 to $200,000 range. Applicants applying under an individual opportunity may request up to $200,000 in funding. Applicants applying under a partnership opportunity may request funds up to $400,000.
  • The standard period of performance for each project is three years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants for the Exchange Network Grant Program include states, U.S. Territories (i.e., American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the District of Columbia, Guam, Palau, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands), federally recognized Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages and inter-tribal consortia of federally recognized tribes (e.g., the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission).
  • Examples of Eligible Applicants:
    • State Department of Environmental Quality
    • Territorial Environment Division
    • Tribal Council on behalf of two or more tribal environmental and/or health agencies
    • State Department of Public Health
    • Tribal Water Quality Administration
    • State Office of the Chief Information Officer
    • Regional Air Quality Board delegated authority for the air program
    • State university formally designated as an instrumentality of the state

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