Education

The subcommittee hosts meeting the fourth Tuesday of odd months starting with May 28, 2024 at 1pm Central. The subcommittee's purpose is to identify common programmatic questions and concerns, then identify potential resources, and share resources with interested programs via sharing calls or virtual meetings. The subcommittee is chaired by Sara Johnson of NH and Gina Gambacorto of NJ. It also works on the Annual Report and hosts occasional trainings which are posted to this page and on the YouTube site. Find past trainings and meeting records below.

Archived trainings

Grant Writing Webinar - November 2023
In this webinar, Nancy Larson from K-State's Pollution Prevention Institute and Paula Hoag from EPA cover a variety of topics, including: the basics of applying for a grant, how to determine if a grant is a good fit for your organization, ensuring you are prepared to apply and the importance of evaluation criteria.

Colorado SBO SBEAP Study - November 2023
In this presentation, Gabe Catenacci, Regulatory Assistance Specialist with the state of Colorado, shares information about his recently completed study of various state SBO programs in an effort to advise the Colorado program.

Site Visit Forms and Checklists - September 2022
This presentation includes three panelists sharing checklists or forms they have developed, including those used before and during a site visit, to assess sustainability, and a site visit evaluation.

How to Read the CFR - November 2019
Whether you’re a new SBEAP or haven’t needed to crack open the CFR in a long time, this encore presentation by Renee Bashel will provide you with the framework and insights of how and what to read when determining applicability.

NSBEAP Website Tour - November 2019
The Website Committee and the Education Committee lead both newcomers and experienced SBEAPs across the National SBEAP webpages. Scenic overlooks of the Small Business Program Resources, Industry Sectors, Rules and Tools, Sustainability, and more are covered.

Conducting a Site Visit - March 2019
Similarities, Differences and Lessons Learned - During this webinar, three speakers describe their respective SBEAP state programs and procedures for conducting site visits at small businesses. Borne from the same 507 (SBEAP) Clean Air Act requirements, the programs share commonality, but as you will learn, every state SBEAP program is unique. 

Confidentiality policies - February 2019
An overview from three state SBEAPs - Several state SBEAP programs describe their compliance policies, informal agreements or lack thereof.

Newcomer Training - January 2018
This training is intended for new staff working as Small Business Ombudsman (SBO) or technical assistance advisors in a state Small Businesses Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP). It provides an overview of the program history, national resources and the support network operating as the National Steering Committee for the SBO's and SBEAP's.

How SBEAPs work with their EPA Liaisons - January 2016
Each EPA region assigns a portion of one position to work with the state programs as a liaison between EPA and the states. Unfortunately, several regions have not made these assignments, resulting in decreased communication between the SBEAPs and EPA. So what can your state do if you do not have a liaison or want to work more with your liaison? Tune in to learn more.

Education Subcommittee meeting records

Consolidated, searchable meeting minutes by year

  • 2024 Education Subcommittee consolidated meeting minutes: Word
  • 2023 Education Subcommittee consolidated meeting minutes: pdf
  • 2022 Education Subcommittee consolidated meeting minutes: pdf
  • 2021 Education Subcommittee consolidated meeting minutes: pdf
  • 2020 Education Subcommittee consolidated meeting minutes: pdf
  • 2019 Education Subcommittee consolidated meeting minutes: pdf
  • 2018 Education Subcommittee consolidated meeting minutes: pdf
  • 2017 Education Subcommittee consolidated meeting minutes: pdf
  • 2016 Education Subcommittee consolidated meeting minutes: pdf