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B11: In conjunction with the state environmental agency, our college has been running Wastewater programs for several years. We will be running another class starting late fall. We are interested in finding out if we qualify for your grant. This grant

Regarding your question as to whether a wastewater program qualifies for the grant, the scope of activities under “National Priority Area 3: Training and Technical Assistance for Small Publicly-Owned Wastewater Systems and Onsite-Decentralized Wastewater Systems to Help Improve Water Quality” includes a range of wastewater-related training and technical assistance activities (see the description starting on page 8, under Section I.B., National Priority Areas).  Applications for National Priority Area 3 must address the two elements of that priority as described in Section I.B.

Please note that applicants should describe their proposed approach to making training and technical assistance available nationally in all 50 states and the U.S. territories as described under Section I.C of the competitive announcement.  Providing training on a national basis is not a threshold eligibility criterion that if not met will result in the elimination of the application from consideration of funding. However, applicants are asked to demonstrate and will be evaluated on their ability to provide training and technical assistance on a national basis. Section I.C. of the RFA states that applications "...should demonstrate the applicant's ability to and approach to making training and technical assistance available on a national basis." Section I.C also states that: "Applications will be evaluated based on the criteria in Section V, including the demonstrated ability and described approach to making training and technical assistance available nationally in the maximum number of states and U.S. territories through face-to-face/on-site and/or remote training and technical assistance. EPA will give priority consideration to applications that describe a flexible approach that tailors the training and technical assistance techniques and resources to address the specific needs of the target audience in as many states and U.S. territories as possible."

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