The technical assistance provided through these agreements will cover technical support on various brownfields subject areas. Regardless of the mechanism by which the technical assistance is made available, it should be geared toward results and in helping communities move its brownfield sites forward in the process toward cleanup and reuse. In addition, understanding the underlying technical issues associated with a brownfield site will enable communities to participate substantively in brownfield site decisions. For the purposes of this solicitation, technical assistance is defined as providing advice and support, in the form of specialized knowledge, to a person or organization with the goal of guiding them through the brownfield assessment, cleanup and revitalization process or helping them understand complex brownfields-related subject matters. The recipient will provide technical assistance, consistent with EPA policy and procedures, and serve as an independent source of information to assist communities.
For a list of eligible activities, see page 5 of the RFA in Attached Files below.
The TAB cooperative agreement recipients will be encouraged to collaborate with EPA staff in the respective EPA regional office(s) on activities that benefit communities located in the respective regional office.
Applicants may propose other types of technical assistance activities that meet the needs of communities affected by brownfields in the geographic areas they propose to serve as long as the activities are eligible for funding under CERCLA 104(k)(7) and meet the cost allowability requirements in 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart E, 2 CFR Part 1500 and EPA interpretive guidance.
For a Description of Subject Areas for Technical Assistance, see page 6 of the RFA in Attached Files below.
Technical Assistance for Brownfields eligible uses of cooperative agreement funds include direct costs necessary to provide brownfields technical assistance identified in the approved work plan. This includes eligible programmatic costs necessary to perform your project, such as: costs for personnel, technical experts, materials, supplies, room rentals, employee travel, and transportation expenses.
Additional Geographic Information:The geographic areas are:
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