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Air Pollution Control Program Support

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Who is eligible to apply...

Any Municipal, Intermunicipal, State, Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, or Interstate or Intertribal agency with legal responsibility for appropriate air pollution planning, development and establishment of air pollution control activities and operation of activities for grant support provided such organization furnishes funds for the current year that are equal to or in excess of its recurrent expenditures for the previous year for its air pollution program. The determination of expenditures is subject to decisions based on provisions of the Clean Air Act and applicable grant regulations. This program is available to each State, territory and possession of the U.S., including the District of Columbia. For certain competitive funding opportunities, the Agency may limit eligibility to a particular subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency?s competition policy.

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Credentials/Documentation

The application must supply evidence of legal authority for air pollution control; evidence of the availability of nonfederal matching funds; evidence that the Governor or his designated State agency has been given the opportunity to comment on the relationship of the program to be funded to the State plan; and a workable program officially adopted for the agency. Principles for determining allowable costs are set forth in applicable Federal management circulars described in the general grant regulations and procedures 40 CFR Part 30 (Shouldn't this be part 31?) of the Federal Regulations. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.