What types of allowable activities are covered under the OECA STAG Program? Specifically, what enforcement and compliance assurance activities are allowable? Confusion exists between allowable "capacity building" activities and non-allowable "direct imple
These funds are designed for capacity building purposes and are not for direct implementation. EPA may only award funds for research, studies, investigations, demonstrations, training, and outreach. Also, EPA can fund planning but not the implementation of plans. Under the compliance assurance program this could include training and workshops, studies, surveys and statistical research. The solicitation notice will announce the specific focus areas and activities that will be considered each year. These focus area activities will be capacity building projects.
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