Q: What time of the year are EWDJT RFPs usually issued? What is the funding level and duration of the grant? Why are they called a cooperative agreements?
EWDJT RFPs are usually issued in November–January. The cooperative agreements have a maximum funding level of $200,000 to be spent over a three-year period. In simple terms, EWDJT cooperative agreements are grants where EPA has a role in program planning and operation. Traditional grants are awarded with little control over the execution of the project. Also note that indirect costs are not allowed with EPA cooperative agreements making leveraged partnerships essential.