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Water and Waste Disposal Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Reduce
Water Pollution in Rural Areas

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development

Deadline Date:

12/31/20 Receipt by Close of Business; or Postmarked or received by Grants.gov by 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations to provide assistance to programs that eliminate or reduce water pollution in qualifying rural areas. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Funding is intended to support training and technical assistance to improve the management and planning of solid waste sites.

The Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant Program has been established to assist communities with water or wastewater systems through free technical assistance and/or training provided by the grant recipients. Qualified private nonprofit organizations will receive TAT grant funds to identify and evaluate solutions to water and waste disposal problems in rural areas, assist applicants in preparing applications for water and waste grants made at the State level offices, and improve operation and maintenance of existing water and waste disposal facilities in rural areas. 

Grant funds must be used to capitalize a TAT program for the purpose of:

a. Identifying and evaluating solutions to water problems of associations in rural areas relating to source, storage, treatment, or distribution;

b. Identifying and evaluating solutions to waste problems of associations in rural areas relating to collection, treatment, or disposal;

c. Assisting associations in the preparation of water and/or waste loan and/or grant applications;

d. Providing technical assistance and/or training to association personnel that will improve the management, operation and maintenance of water and waste disposal facilities; or 

e. Paying expenses associated with providing technical assistance and/or training authorized in (a) – (d).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162946

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$30,000,000

Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 35

Term of Contract:

The grant period begins October 1 of each year and ends September 30 of the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An organization is eligible to receive a TAT grant if it:

a. Is a private, non-profit organization that has tax-exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS);
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 a proven record of successfully providing technical assistance and/or training to rural areas;
e. Has capitalization acceptable to the Agency, and is composed of at least 51 percent of the outstanding interest or membership being citizens of the United States or individuals who reside in the United States after being legally admitted for permanent residence;
f. Has no delinquent debt to the federal government or no outstanding judgments to repay a federal debt;
g. Demonstrates that it possesses the financial, technical, and managerial capability to comply with federal and State laws and requirements.
h. Contracts with a nonaffiliated organization for not more than 49 percent of the grant to provide the proposed assistance.

For ineligible requests, see page 9 of the Application Guide document below.

Pre-Application Information:

Single-state applications are accepted annually through your local RD office from October 1 - December 31. Multi-state or national applications are accepted through the RD national office.

Applications may be filed between October 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020. Applications that are hand-delivered to the state office must be received by close of business on December 31, 2020. Applications that are mailed must be postmarked by the filing deadline of 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) December 31, 2020. Applications submitted through Grants.gov must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) December 31, 2020. Applications received after these times will NOT be considered in that year’s review and will be returned to the applicant. Applications will not be accepted via fax or electronic mail. If the submission deadline falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a federal holiday, the application is due the next business day.

You may file an application in either electronic or paper format. File an application electronically through https://www.grants.gov the official federal government grants website. Send or deliver paper applications by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) or courier delivery services to the RUS receipt point. RUS will not accept applications by fax or email.

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.

This is a reimbursement grant. Grants are subject to the availability of funds.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329350
For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

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

If your grant application will service only one state, please forward your application to the local USDA Rural Development office. The address and contact information for each state’s USDA Rural Development offices can be accessed at https://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices.

If the grant application will service more than one state, please forward the application to:

USDA Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service
Attention: Chris Adamchak
103 Cherokee Blvd, Suite 217
Chattanooga, TN 37405

National Office contact: Lorrie Davis
(202) 720-1938
Lorrie.davis@usda.gov

WEP staff
Telephone: 352-363-0550
Email: Christopher.Adamchak@usda.gov

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Program Development and Regulatory Analysis
Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Stop 1522, Room 4002 South Building
Washington, DC 20250-1522

Office of Management and Budget
Paperwork Reduction Project (0572-0000)
Washington, DC 20503

CFDA Number:

10.762

Funding or Pin Number:

TATFY21

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

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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