Jump to main content or area navigation.

Contact Us

EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. We have several proposals to submit for the FY 08 Wetlands RFP. Could you please find out if we can put multiple proposals on one application for the Wetlands RFP? If so, can we use one form SF424 and 424a and just detail it for each proposal?
  2. Is this grant announcement for a full proposal or for a pre-proposal? I’m referring to CFDA 66.461.
  3. I am planning on submitting a Region 6 Wetland Program Development Grant (EPA-RegWPDG-2008). Although I am located at an Oklahoma institution (that is state chartered), the work will be conducted in Texas and New Mexico. Do I need to submit the grant through Oklahoma’s Office of the Secretary of Environment (OSE)? Or, can I submit it directly?
  4. The RFP cover page and the Adobe application form state a due date of April 28, 2008. However, on pages 15 and 21, the RFP states a due date of April 10, 2008. Which is the correct due date?
  5. I’m a little unclear on the documents/parts that are counted as part of the 16-page narrative limit. Are the following included in that limit?
    *Budget Narrative
    *Programmatic Past Performance
    *Environmental Results Past Performance
    *Documentation regarding activities outside the scope of existing regulatory requirements
  6. Is there a specific date that projects must begin and conclude by?
  7. How many applications do you expect to receive for this program?
  8. I noticed that there is a 25% matching funds required; if applicants can offer more than that percentage, would that be advantageous for them in the review process? Is there a preference for cash or in-kind contributions?
  9. Out of the many types of eligible entities, which typically apply and are successful in receiving funding?
  10. Does all match need to go under the "Other" budget category?
  11. Does the map count in the 15 pages for the Wetland and Stream Restoration Priority for the Wetland Development Grant?
  12. What comprises a “comprehensive wetland program”? Is this a formal management plan? Would it include a Watershed Protection Plan?
  13. Is there a list of priority watersheds available for Region 6?
  14. Will projects be considered that prevent watersheds from getting on the 303(d) list?
  15. Would research be supported that is developed at a non-priority site but could be applied to high priority sites?
  16. I noticed that the solicitation mentions that awards typically range between $25,000 and $250,000. Are these hard limits that cannot be exceeded? Or is this merely an indication of where most awards fall?
  17. What percentage of applications received were awarded funding in FY 2006? This will give us an idea of the typical competitiveness of the program.
  18. Is The University of Texas at El Paso eligible to submit a proposal in response to this RFP?
  19. What specific universities in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas are eligible?
  20. Is UTEP considered a state-"chartered" institution?
  21. Are there any state-"chartered" institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas? If the answer is yes, please name those that Region 6 is aware of.

  • QUESTION: We have several proposals to submit for the FY 08 Wetlands RFP. Could you please find out if we can put multiple proposals on one application for the Wetlands RFP? If so, can we use one form SF424 and 424a and just detail it for each proposal?
    ANSWER: You can put multiple proposals on one application for the Wetlands RFP. If one of the projects are not selected, it needs to be reflected in the revised application.
  • QUESTION: Is this grant announcement for a full proposal or for a pre-proposal? I’m referring to CFDA 66.461.
    ANSWER: The proposal must contain all the requested information listed in the Request for Proposals (RFP). Please refer to IV section C.
  • QUESTION: I am planning on submitting a Region 6 Wetland Program Development Grant (EPA-RegWPDG-2008). Although I am located at an Oklahoma institution (that is state chartered), the work will be conducted in Texas and New Mexico. Do I need to submit the grant through Oklahoma's Office of the Secretary of Environment (OSE)? Or, can I submit it directly?
    ANSWER: States, Tribes, local government agencies, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply under this announcement. Non-profit organizations are not eligible to compete under this RFP.
    Universities that are agencies of State government are eligible. Universities that are not chartered as a part of State government are not eligible. Universities must include documentation in their proposal demonstrating that they are chartered as a part of State government. Please see page 1 of the RFP.
    EPA has no requirement in place that requires an eligible applicant to submit via another agency. I believe that the OSE prefers that all applicants in the State of Oklahoma be coordinated through it.
  • QUESTION: The RFP cover page and the Adobe application form state a due date of April 28, 2008. However, on pages 15 and 21, the RFP states a due date of April 10, 2008. Which is the correct due date?
    ANSWER: The correct due date is April 28, 2008.
  • QUESTION: I am a little unclear on the documents/parts that are counted as part of the 16-page narrative limit. Are the following included in that limit?
    *Budget Narrative
    *Programmatic Past Performance
    *Environmental Results Past Performance
    *Documentation regarding activities outside the scope of existing regulatory requirements
    ANSWER: All the categories listed above are included in the 16 page limit. Supporting materials (such as the cover page, support letters from partners, and annotated resumes) are not included within the page limit for the proposal narrative. Please refer to page 18.

Return to top

  • QUESTION: Is there a specific date that projects must begin and conclude by?
    ANSWER:
    It is anticipated that the grants and cooperative agreements awarded under this announcement will have one to three-year project periods. The project period for grants and cooperative agreements under this announcement should be no more than four years. Please refer to page 9 of the RFP.
  • QUESTION: How many applications do you expect to receive for this program?
    ANSWER:  The number of applications varies.  In FY 07 we received 20 application submittals.  It is anticipated that approximately 8 to 11 awards will be made under this announcement.  Please refer to page 2 of the RFP.
  • QUESTION:I noticed that there is a 25% matching funds required; if applicants can offer more than that percentage, would that be advantageous for them in the review process? Is there a preference for cash or in-kind contributions?
    ANSWER: The match may be provided in cash or by in-kind contributions. Projects with additional matching funding or in-kind contributions beyond the minimum cost share requirement are encouraged and will be evaluated accordingly under the Section V. A “Project Leveraging” criterion. Please refer to page 12 of the RFP.
  • QUESTION: Out of the many types of eligible entities, which typically apply and are successful in receiving funding?
    ANSWER: A list of successful Wetland Program Development Grant proposals for FY 07 and 08 are listed on the Region 6 Water Division webpage.
  • QUESTION: Does all match need to go under the "Other" budget category?
    ANSWER: Total costs for your proposal must include both the federal and matching (non-federal) components. The form 424A has a category for “State” cost and you may distribute your matching funds in the various budget categories.

Return to top

  • QUESTION: Does the map count in the 15 pages for the Wetland and Stream Restoration Priority for the Wetland Development Grant?
    ANSWER: Yes. Additional pages beyond the 15-page limit in the proposal narrative will not be considered.
  • QUESTION: What comprises a “comprehensive wetland program”? Is this a formal management plan? Would it include a Watershed Protection Plan?
    ANSWER: Please see page 4 of the RFP third paragraph.
  • QUESTION: Is there a list of priority watersheds available for Region 6?
    ANSWER: Please see page 9 of the RFP under Watershed Planning.
  • QUESTION: Will projects be considered that prevent watersheds from getting on the 303d list?
    ANSWER: All eligible proposals, based on Section III threshold eligibility review, will be evaluated.
  • QUESTION: Would research be supported that is developed at a non-priority site but could be applied to high priority sites?
    ANSWER: All eligible proposals, based on Section III threshold eligibility review, will be evaluated.

Return to top

  • QUESTION: I noticed that the solicitation mentions that awards typically range between $25,000 and $250,000. Are these hard limits that cannot be exceeded? Or is this merely an indication of where most awards fall?
    ANSWER: The award range stated in the RFP is a typical range of awards that are usually funded under the WPDGs. However, these limits may vary based on the actual proposal.
  • QUESTION: What percentage of applications received were awarded funding in FY 2006? This will give us an idea of the typical competitiveness of the program.
    ANSWER: Over 50% of the applications received in the FY 2006 WPDGs were funded.
  • QUESTION:  Is The University of Texas at El Paso eligible to submit a proposal in response to this RFP?
    ANSWER:   State-"chartered" Universities are eligible under this R.F.P.
  • QUESTION:  What specific universities in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas are eligible?
    ANSWER:  There is No affirmative "List" of such eligible entities.
  • QUESTION: Is UTEP considered a state-"chartered" institution?
    ANSWER: The information provided by UTEP shows that UTEP is specifically cited by name in Chapter 69 of the Texas Education Code. Therefore, it does appear that UTEP is a chartered institution. Please see page 11 of the RFP.
  • QUESTION: Are there any state-"chartered" institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas? If the answer is yes, please name those that Region 6 is aware of.
    ANSWER: Yes. Texas Technical University

Return to top


Other Related Links

EPA Region 6 Ecosystems Protection Branch, CWPPRA

Louisiana Coastal Restoration Web SiteExit EPA Disclaimer

National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program Exit EPA Disclaimer
US Fish and Wildlife Services

Wetlands Science, Education, and Information Resources
Education and curriculum guides provided by EPA Headquarters

Jump to main content.