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Estuaries and the National Estuary Program

Estuaries and the National Estuary Program

The NEP is a collaborative, efficient, and adaptable ecosystem-based network of organizations that protects and restores 28 estuaries of national significance.

Competitive Grant 30-Day Public Notice

The Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act (Public Law No: 116-337) amended the Clean Water Act section 320 competitive grant program criteria. In allocating funding for this grant program, Congress has encouraged EPA to work in consultation with the NEP directors to identify worthy projects and activities. Any organizations or persons that would also like to provide feedback to the EPA on the type and nature of activities that EPA should seek applications for under this competitive grant program should send their input to nep-rfa@epa.gov by July 9, 2021.