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Columbia River

Columbia River Basin Restoration Funding Assistance Program

The Request for Applications 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.

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Request for Applications (RFA)

Two RFAs are available (see application documents below). Applicants may be considered under either or both RFAs. Please read the instructions carefully.

Important Dates

  • September 30, 2019 - RFA opens
  • December 20, 2019 - RFA closes (applications due)
  • February - September 2020 - Anticipated notification of selection
  • April - December 2020 - Anticipated award

Informational Webinars

EPA is hosted two informational webinars about the RFA (the same webinar offered twice).

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Monday, November 25, 2019

Download Recordings and Slides

Questions?

Frequent Questions

If your question is not answered on our frequent questions page, please email us at ColumbiaRiverBasinGrant@epa.gov.

Application Documents

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.

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