TAC for Innovative Regional Wastewater Treatment Solutions Grant Pilot Program

The summary for the TAC for Innovative Regional Wastewater Treatment Solutions Grant Pilot Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Rural Utilities Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
TAC for Innovative Regional Wastewater Treatment Solutions Grant Pilot Program: Funds must benefit communities that are located within Historically Impoverished communities, as defined within this notice. For technical assistance efforts, funds may be used to 1) Identify and evaluate solutions to water problems of associations in rural areas relating to source, storage, treatment, and/or distribution; 2) Identify and evaluate solutions to waste problems of associations in rural areas relating to collection, treatment, and/or disposal; 3) Prepare water and/or waste disposal loan/grant applications; 4) Provide technical assistance/training to association personnel that will improve the management, operation, and maintenance of water and waste facilities; 5) Identify options to enhance the long-term sustainability of rural water and waste systems, including operational practices, revenue enhancements, partnerships, consolidation, regionalization, or contract services; 6) Address the contamination of drinking water and surface water supplies by emerging contaminants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances; and 7) Pay the expenses associated with providing the technical assistance and/or training authorized in this section. Funding may also be used to pay for construction costs, including constructing, enlarging, extending, or otherwise improving wastewater facilities. When a necessary part of the construction project, funding may be used to pay for: (a) Reasonable fees and costs such as: legal, engineering, administrative services, fiscal advisory, recording, environmental analyses and surveys, possible salvage or other mitigation measures, planning, establishing or acquiring rights; (b) Costs of acquiring interest in land; rights, leases, permits, rights-of-way; and other evidence of land or protection necessary for development of the facility; (c) Purchasing or renting equipment necessary to install, operate, maintain, extend, or protect facilities; (d) Cost of additional applicant labor and other expenses necessary to install and extend service; (e) The cost for connecting the user to the main service line; and (f) Initial operating expenses, for a period ordinarily not exceeding one year when the applicant is unable to pay such expenses and adequate documentation is provided related to long-term sustainability.Funds may not be used to: 1) fund political or lobbying activities; 2) pay for work already completed; 3) purchase real estate or vehicles, improve or renovate office space, or repair and maintain privately owned property; 4) construct or furnish a building; 5) intervene in the Federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings; 6) sue the Federal Government or any other government entities; 7) pay for any other costs that are not allowable under 2 CFR part 200, as adopted by USDA through 2 CFR part 400; 8) make contributions or donations to others; 9) fund projects that duplicate technical assistance given to implement action plans under the National Forest Dependent Rural Communities Economic Diversification Act of 1990(7 U.S.C 6613). Applicants cannot receive both grants made under this part and grants that the Forest Service makes to implement the action plans for five continuous years from the date of grant approval by the Forest Services; 10) to pay an outstanding judgment obtained by the United States in a Federal Court (other than in the United States Tax Court), which has been recorded. An applicant will be ineligible to receive a grant until the judgment is paid in full or otherwise satisfied; and 11) any project that creates a conflict of interest of an appearance of a conflict of interest.
Federal Grant Title: TAC for Innovative Regional Wastewater Treatment Solutions Grant Pilot Program
Federal Agency Name: Rural Utilities Service (USDA-RUS)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: TAC-RWTS-FY23
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.761
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 31st, 2023
Original Application Deadline: July 31st, 2023
Posted Date: June 1st, 2023
Creation Date: June 1st, 2023
Archive Date: February 1st, 2024
Total Program Funding: $5,150,091
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: June 2nd, 2023
Category Explanation
The Technical Assistance and Construction for Innovative Regional Wastewater Treatment Solutions (TAC-RWTS) Grant Pilot Program has been established for the study, design, or construction of innovative treatment solutions of regional wastewater systems for historically impoverished communities that have had difficulty installing traditional wastewater treatment systems due to soil conditions. Qualified regional consortiums will receive TAC-RWTS grant funds to identify, evaluate, and construct economically feasible, regional wastewater systems for historically impoverished communities in areas which have had difficulty installing traditional wastewater treatment systems due to soil conditions. Grants are for wastewater-related technical assistance, including such services as developing needs assessments, testing wastewater options, preliminary design assistance, developing regulatory guidance, and submitting applications for financial assistance. Additionally, the grant funds may be used to construct the identified solutions, including eligible associated costs.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
An organization is eligible to receive a TAC-RWTS grant if it: 1) is a consortium (regional institutions of higher education, academic health and research institutes, or economic development entities, or combination thereof, located in the region identified to be served that have experience in addressing these issues in the region); 2) is legally established (prior to submission of the application) and located within one of the following: a) A state within the United States; b) The District of Columbia; c) The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; or d) A United States territory; 3) has the legal capacity and authority to carry out the grant purpose; 4) has no delinquent debt to the federal government or no outstanding judgments to repay a Federal debt; 5) demonstrates that it possesses the financial, technical, and managerial capability to comply with federal and state laws and requirements. For construction projects where ownership is retained by the applicant or consortium, the applicant must demonstrate within the application that the facility owner has the capacity to own, operate, and maintain the facility; 6) has no delinquent debt to the federal government or no outstanding judgments to repay a federal debt; and 7) is not a corporation that has been convicted of a felony (or had an officer or agent acting on behalf of the corporation convicted of a felony) within the past 24 months. Any corporation that has any unpaid federal tax liability that has been assessed for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability is not eligible.
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