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Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County
Roger P. Stewart Center
3629 Queen Palm Drive · Tampa, FL 33619
Ph: (813) 627-2600 · Fax: (813) 627-2601
www.epchc.org

PRF 2020 - Pollution Recovery Grant Fund Application for 2020

POLLUTION RECOVERY FUND APPLICATION GUIDELINES   

Complete the online application form; please use only the space provided. Include all additional information in the attached narrative.

Project narrative - Please provide a narrative describing the project. Attach additional information with the online application form: All applicants must submit responses to the following as one single attachment* corresponding to the indicated sections:

Objectives of this project - Describe the principal and subordinate environmental objectives of the project.  Pinpoint any relevant physical, economic, social, financial, institutional or other problems requiring solution.

Results and/or benefits expected - Identify specific environmental results and/or benefits to be derived from the project, including how it will enhance pollution control in the county.  Include why you believe that this project is of sufficient importance to justify expenditure of Pollution Recovery Funds.  If the project is an educational program, in addition to the above, explain how it will alleviate existing pollution and provide details about the target audience and how the project will affect them.

Method and measures - Discuss the criteria that will be used to evaluate the results and determine successes of the project as well as its relationship to other work planned, anticipated, or underway.

Scope of work and timeline - Provide a detailed scope of work for the proposed project.  List in chronological order a schedule of accomplishments, progress, or milestones that are anticipated over the length of the project.

Principal investigator and key personnel - Present a biographical sketch of the principal investigator(s) incorporating the following information: name, address, phone number, email address, education, background, and other qualifying experience for the project.

Detailed map of the project site, if applicable.

List of partnerships and letters of support, if applicable.

    

*The document upload is located toward the bottom of this document above the terms and conditions.

NOTE: In order to assist you in filling out this application and understanding the PRF process we recommend you review Section 19 of the EPC Act, Chapter 1-9, Rules of the EPC, and the EPC’s PRF website.


A. PROPOSED PROJECT DETAILS, ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION, AND APPLICANT INFORMATION  

1. Applicant:  The legal name of the applicant/organization, business entity type (e.g. Inc., LLC, partnership, political subdivision of FL, etc.), any agency department or section name, and the complete mailing address of the applicant.

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2. Project Manager Information: Give name and title of the representative of the applicant who will be the Environmental Protection Commission's principle contact concerning this application.

3. Project Details:

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6. Select the one category that best summarizes the project: *
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B.  BUDGET

Please itemize expenditures necessary to perform the project using the format below. It is the policy of the Executive Director to maximize the environmental restoration and pollution prevention potential of each project seeking funding. Therefore:

  • Maximum Request: $50,000
  • Funding for indirect costs (e.g. – overhead) in excess of five percent (5%) of the total direct costs of the project will not be considered.
  • Funding requests for capital equipment will only be considered if such equipment relates directly to the project proposed and is a vital part of the project’s success. Any such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and any equipment purchased using PRF funds may be subject to ownership by the Environmental Protection Commission under the terms of the executed grant agreement.
  • Travel is not reimbursable by the Pollution Recovery Fund unless explicitly allowed under the terms of the executed grant agreement.
  • Repairs and/or routine maintenance of equipment, vehicles, watercraft, machinery, etc. are not reimbursable by the fund unless explicitly allowed under the terms of the executed grant agreement.
Budget Table
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Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions govern the use of the Pollution Recovery Fund (PRF) and will be considered during the application review process and applied to any subsequent award of grant funding: 

  1. This application is for funds granted through the Environmental Protection Commission’s Pollution Recovery Fund as regulated by the EPC Act and Chapter 1-9, Rules of the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (EPC).  If awarded funds, the applicant must enter into a fully executed grant agreement with the EPC.  Reimbursement for work performed is contingent upon submittal of valid, original invoices to the EPC Project Manager within the timeframe specified in the grant agreement.  No work associated with the approved project is authorized until such time as the applicant has received a copy of a fully executed grant agreement.
  2. Funding for indirect costs (e.g. – overhead) in excess of five percent (5%) of the total direct costs of the project will not be considered.
  3. Funding requests for capital equipment will only be considered if such equipment relates directly to the project proposed and is a vital part of the project’s success. Any such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and any equipment purchased using PRF funds may be subject to ownership by the Environmental Protection Commission under the terms of the executed grant agreement.
  4. Travel is not reimbursable by the Pollution Recovery Fund unless explicitly allowed under the terms of the executed grant agreement.
  5. Repairs and/or routine maintenance of equipment, vehicles, watercraft, machinery, etc. are not reimbursable by the fund unless explicitly allowed under the terms of the executed grant agreement.
  6. EPC Commission approval and subsequent execution of grant agreements may take up to one year from the date of application. Applicants should plan accordingly to allow for this timeframe in their project planning. Every effort will be made to expedite seasonal or otherwise time-sensitive projects, however at no time will the grant execution process take less than six (6) months from the application deadline.
  7. Note that any and all documentation including photos and all information noted in the application submitted to the EPC will be subject to public records laws, and the information may be reproduced and utilized by the EPC for appropriate public purposes (brochures, website, etc.).
  8. Pollution Recovery Funds are limited; thus projects undergo a competitive selection process and only the top ranked projects will be awarded some or all of the allotted $50,000.
  9. Proposed projects that may assist an applicant or other entity in continued compliance with environmental regulations or orders may not be eligible for PRF funding.
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