The American Chemical Society (ACS) has collaborated with the EPO since the beginning on its green chemistry initiatives. Cooperation agreements between the two organizations have supported the development of educational resources, including a laboratory manual, case studies and a video. The EPO and ACS, in particular, are working together to pay tribute to the progress made in green chemistry through the Green Chemistry Challenge Awards, which were first awarded in 1996. More than 120 academic researchers, large corporations, small businesses and government laboratories have been honored since the introduction of the awards. These award-winning technologies have eliminated the use or production of millions of pounds of hazardous chemicals and saved billions of gallons of water and billions of BTUs in energy. Note: The word grant is often used to refer to both types of aid: grants and cooperation agreements. The Office of Pesticide Programs manages cooperation programs that align with OPP`s strategic objectives and provide the platform for our day-to-day work. While the law does not impose specific conditions to be established on contracts, grants or cooperative arrangements, it does require that the choice and use of these financial instruments reflect the nature of the expected relationship between federal and non-federal parties. If the main objective of the EPO is to acquire goods or services from a recipient for the direct benefit or use of the Agency, a contractual relationship is established. The EPO`s Office of Pesticide Programs has granted a cooperation agreement of $975,000 over five years to the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University.
Itep will be the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC) from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2025 and technical assistance. This programme will achieve a number of objectives, including the identification of priority areas, pesticides of tribal interest, support for the TPPC with comments on new rules or issuance documents dealing with EPO policy decisions that may affect the Indian country and the development of pesticide training for TPPC. . . .