NPS announces next round of Groundwork Pilot Funding and Technical Assistance

We are pleased to announce that the next round of Groundwork USA Pilot Funding and Technical Assistance has just been posted by the National Park Service on the federal grants website. You can find the full announcement and how to apply by using the announcement number NPS-10WASO-00001 in box labeled ‘Search by Funding Opportunity Number.’

If a community is interested in pursuing this opportunity, they should access the announcement on www.grants.gov to become familiar with the website and sign-up for email notifications of any supplemental information being posted, if any. Attached are instructions for accessing the announcement on grants.gov. The due date for the initial letters of interest is June 16, 2010.

About the program: NPS provides the technical assistance to the successful applicant(s) in partnership with Groundwork USA. NPS also awards the financial assistance to successful applicant(s) and administers the assistance agreements. The EPA provides NPS with the funds for this program under an Interagency Agreement. All projects and activities of Groundwork are carried out through a creative mix of staff and volunteers to leverage resources and engage businesses and residents in the transformation of their own communities. Please note that a community must have received or be receiving funding from the EPA Brownfields Program to be eligible for the Groundwork USA Initiative.