for 2019/2020 is now closed.
About the Grant Program
Congress amended the Clean Water Act in 2016 by adding Section 123 (33 U.S.C. § 1275), which required EPA to establish a Columbia River Basin Restoration Program.
Section 123 directs EPA to develop a voluntary, competitive grant program for environmental protection and restoration programs throughout the Basin. The grant program offers funding assistance to eligible entities on a competitive basis.
Fiscal year 2019 is the inaugural year of funding.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No: 66.962.
Two RFAs are available (see application documents below). Applicants may be considered under either or both RFAs. Please read the instructions carefully.
- September 30, 2019 - RFA opens
- December 20, 2019 - RFA closes (applications due)
- February - September 2020 - Anticipated notification of selection
- April - December 2020 - Anticipated award
EPA is hosted two informational webinars about the RFA (the same webinar offered twice).
- Thursday, November 7, 2019
- Monday, November 25, 2019
If your question is not answered on our frequent questions page, please email us at ColumbiaRiverBasinGrant@epa.gov.
Please note there are two RFAs available: One for eligible entities in the Lower Columbia River Estuary (EPA-R10-OW-CRBRP-2019-01), and one for eligible entities in the Middle and Upper Columbia River Basin (EPA-R10-OW-CRBRP-2019-02). Applicants may be considered under either or both RFAs. Please read the instructions carefully.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Request for Applications (Lower Columbia River Estuary) - Columbia River Basin Restoration Funding Assistance Program (PDF)(37 pp, 475 K,
RFA # EPA-R10-OW-CRBRP-2019-01; For eligible entities in the Lower Columbia River Estuary.
Request for Applications (Middle and Upper Columbia River Basin) - Columbia River Basin Restoration Funding Assistance Program (PDF)(37 pp, 465 K,
RFA # EPA-R10-OW-CRBRP-2019-02; For eligible entities in the Middle and Upper Columbia River Basin.