Mid-Atlantic Wetland Program Development Grants
- Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection (select "Wetlands" as a Keyword)
- Find Current Funding Opportunities
- Five-Star Restoration Program
- Other Wetland Grant Information
- Science to Achieve Results Grants & Cooperative Agreements
- State Revolving Fund & Wetlands
- Wetlands Financial Assistance
- Wetlands Grants Database
- Wetlands Program Development Grants
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- Request for Proposals
- Regional Priority Area
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Other Funding Opportunities
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
- Award Ceiling: $900,000 (estimated)
- Award Floor: $200,000 (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 19, 2014 at 10:00 am. 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.
- FY14 and FY15 Region 3 Wetland Program Development Grants (PDF) (44 pp, 685K, 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
In addition to the National priorities, Region III will be awarding points (up to 10) for proposals that include research, investigations, experiments, trainings, demonstrations, surveys and studies that address our Regional priorities to ensure that climate change, sustainable practices, partnerships and the advancement of the protection and restoration of aquatic headwater resources are incorporated into wetland and aquatic resource management planning. The Region also encourages collaboration with existing plans and/or strategies and goals that have been established by Federal, state and local partnerships to advance the protection and restoration of wetland and aquatic resources in Region III watersheds. Proposals should consider:
- The identification of assessment and protection strategies for wetlands and associated aquatic resource complexes of high ecological value.
- The identification of assessment and protection strategies for wetlands which play a role in making areas affected by climate change more resilient.
- The development of sustainable finance practices that maintain strong and comprehensive wetland resource management programs.
- The development of ecologically sustainable practices to ensure the long term viability of wetlands and other aquatic resources.
- Can a Private University Apply for the funding?
- Answer: As stated in the RFP, 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: The Criteria for review in the RFP, page 22, provides a point system for how each proposal will be reviewed. The regional priorities are given a weight of 10 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:
- Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection
- Five-Star Restoration Grant Program
- FY 2014 and FY 2015 National Wetland Program Development Grants Requests for Proposals (PDF) (22 pp, 181K)
- National Wetland Program Development Grants and Five-Star Restoration Training Grant
- Other Wetland Grant Information
- RARE (Regional Applied Research Efforts) (PDF) (1 pg, 418K )
- State Revolving Fund (SRF) and Wetlands
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