Three. Each partner must also be from a different stakeholder group, and a signed Letter of Commitment from each partner must be included in the proposal.
Please note that, under this announcement, applicants cannot partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nor solicit a Leter of Commitment from EPA in an effort to satisfy the partnership requirement. Doing so may present a conflict of interest as it relates to the Agency's commitment to a fair and open competitive process. It is important to note, however, that EPA is committed to providing support to awarded organizations throughout the duration of the project.