During the actual grant writing process that is expected from the EPA, are large cohorts looked at as better than small cohorts?

Q: During the actual grant writing process that is expected from the EPA, are large cohorts looked at as better than small cohorts?

A:
EPA takes into account that population size and geographic location play a large part in the availability of eligible and interested students. Large cohorts are not necessarily seen as better than small; grantees should use grant funds to benefit as many individuals as possible.