Grant Applications

As part of the grant application process— and, sometimes, during the grant cycle—granting agencies require proposers (lab directors) to provide verification that their research (our institution) is in compliance with environmental health and safety laws and regulations.  The most common granting agencies requiring this information include the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

EHS is the only department at the University of Michigan (U-M) with the authority to verify compliance and sign the applicable documents needed for the grant application process.

The following information describes what is needed for each granting agency and who to contact at EHS to complete the forms.

NOTE: Completing the documents needed for the grant application takes considerable effort in fact-gathering and verification.  Therefore, EHS requires five days to complete a document.  If EHS receives a request with less than five days to complete the document, there is no guarantee it can be completed by the deadline.

DOD Grants Forms

The following documents are part of the DOD grant application process:

  • Facility Safety Plan (Institutional)
    The U-M has an approved Facility Safety Plan on file with the DOD – United States Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC).  The Facility Safety Plan is applicable to all proposals submitted during this time period.  Along with this Plan, a current Facility Safety Director/Manager Assurance form is on file with the same agency, as required.
  • Facility Safety Plan Status Report
    EHS is responsible for completing the Facility Safety Plan Status Report each year, and it is applicable to all proposals.
  • Safety Program Assurance forms
    EHS includes a Facility Safety Program Director/Manager Assurance form in the Facility Safety Plan.

For more information about the Facility Safety Program Director/Manager Assurance form, contact:

Jon Lillemoen, EHS
Manager, Research Health & Safety
jlillemo@umich.edu
(734) 936-2130
(734) 763-1185 (Fax)

  • Principle Investigator Assurance form or Newly Appointed Principle Investigator Assurance form
    Lab directors (faculty/lab managers/supervisors) are responsible for completing and submitting the Principle Investigator Assurance form as part of the grant application process.

Environmental Compliance Assurance (ECA) form

EHS is responsible for signing the ECA form for each proposal that receives funding.  Lab directors must provide the following information when contacting EHS regarding the ECA form.

  • The project title
  • The PI’s name
  • A lay abstract of the project

Send all ECA form requests to:

Stephen O’Rielly, EHS
Manager, Environmental Protection & Permitting
sorielly@umich.edu
(734) 763-4642
(734) 763-1185 (Fax)

DOD/DOE/EPA Grant Forms and Questionnaires

Some granting agencies require an Environmental Questionnaire to be included with the grant application.  Lab directors must complete the Environmental Questionnaire and send it, along with the lay abstract of the project, to EHS for review.

Stephen O’Rielly, EHS
Manager, Environmental Protection & Permitting
sorielly@umich.edu
(734) 763-4642
(734) 763-1185 (Fax)