Mid-Atlantic Wetland Program Development Grants
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- Request for Proposals
- Regional Priority Area
- Questions Received about FY 2012-2012 Requests for Proposals
- Other Funding Opportunities
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
- Award Ceiling: $1,000,000 (estimated)
- Award Floor: $300,000 (estimated)
- CFDA Number: 66.461 -- Regional Wetland Program Development Grants
- Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes
- Eligible Applicants: States, Tribes, local government agencies, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply for WPDGs under this announcement. As explained in Section I, there will be two separate applicant tracks with States and Tribes in Track One or Track Two, and local governments, interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and universities that are agencies of a state government in Track Two.
- Location of Projects: Must be performed within one or more of the states of EPA Region 3 specifically, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia to be eligible to apply for funding. In the case of inter-jurisdictional watershed projects, they must be primarily implemented in EPA Region 3.
- Important date: March 7, 2012 at 1 pm. There will be a question and answer conference call to answer any questions you might have regarding this request for proposal. The conference call-in number is (866) 299-3188; the conference call code number is 215-814-2627.
- FY12-FY13 Region 03 Wetland Program Development Grants (PDF) (47 pp, 577K, About PDF)
- Important Wetland Program Development Grant information (PDF) (8 pp, 65K, About PDF)
- increase the quantity and quality of wetlands in the US by conserving and restoring wetland acreage and improving wetland conditions
- build the capacity of all levels of government, particularly states, to develop and implement effective, comprehensive programs for wetland protection and management
- provide states, local governments, and State Universities opportunities to carry out projects that develop and refine comprehensive wetland programs
Region 3 is requesting applicants to consider the need to develop tools and program systems that will identify, assess condition and functions and identify replacement strategies for headwater stream resources in the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia in their proposals and future work. This includes but is not limited to:
- Developing strategies that advance the science and protection of aquatic headwater resources within watersheds from fill or other forms of physical impacts, which link to the Mid-Atlantic Highlands and/or the Chesapeake Bay within Region 3. These should be linked with existing strategies and goals that have been established by Federal and state partnerships to advance the protection of the headwaters in Region 3 watersheds.
- Can a Private University Apply for the funding?
- Answer: As stated in the RFP, page 10, Section III. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION “States, Tribes, local government agencies, universities that are agencies of a state, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply for WPDGs under this announcement: “ and “ Universities that are not chartered as a part of a state government are not eligible to apply for assistance under this RFP. Universities must include documentation demonstrating that they are chartered as a part of a state government in their proposal. Documentation may include such things as: state constitution, university charter, or case law that has confirmed the university as a state agency.”
- Answer: Headwaters are an important issue for Region 3 and if your state has headwaters, it would be ideal for you to include them as a priority. If you look at the Criteria for review in the RFP, page 23, it provides a point system for how each proposal will be reviewed. The regional priorities are given a weight of 5 points. The EPA expert Review Team will use this criteria when reviewing each proposal.
- Answer: The state’s Wetland Program Plan is a working document. Updates can be made to the state Wetland Program Plan and submitted to EPA as part of your proposal or anytime the state program believes it is necessary for modification at a separate time.
- Answer: EPA believes that putting two year funds into one RFP provide applicants the ability to plan further ahead with longer term projects and to be able anticipate future funds. It would also reduce the administrative burden on applicants to submit one application for two years of funds, thereby reducing staff time costs and paperwork needed for each application.
We also look for additional opportunities and funding mechanisms to achieve our goals, such as:
- Five Star Restoration Grant Program
- State Revolving Fund (SRF) and Wetlands
- REMAP (Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Programs)
- RARE (Regional Applied Research Efforts)
- Other Wetland Grant Information
- Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection
Danielle Algazi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wetland Program Development Grants
Environmental Assessment & Innovation Division (3EA00)
US EPA Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103