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Region 9 Wetland Program Development Grant Request for Proposals

Wetland Program Development Grants:
2017-2018 Request for Proposals

Agency Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
Funding Opportunity Name: FY17 and FY18 Region 9 Wetland Program Development Grants
Announcement Type: Request for Proposals (RFP)
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-REG9-WPDG-17-18
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.461


Proposals must be submitted electronically through by April 10, 2017 at 8:59 P.M. PDT (equivalent to 11:59 P.M. EDT). Late proposals will not be considered for funding. Questions about this RFP must be submitted in writing via e-mail and must be received by the Agency Contact identified in Section VII, AGENCY CONTACTS, before April 3. Written responses to frequently asked or general questions will be posted at our main Wetland grants website.

A full final application package is not required at this time. Following the EPA’s evaluation of proposals, all applicants will be notified regarding their status. Final application(s) will be requested from the eligible applicants whose proposal(s) have been preliminarily recommended for award. The applicants will be provided with instructions and a due date for submittal of the final application packages.

Note to Applicants: If you name subawardees/subgrantees and/or contractor(s) in your proposal to assist you with the proposed project, pay careful attention to the information in the CONTRACTS AND SUBAWARDS provisions found at EPA Solicitation Clauses page.


Notice of Request for Proposals for Projects to be Funded from the Wetland Program Development Grants - Regional Allocation
(CFDA 66.461 - Wetland Program Development Grants)

Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) assist state, tribal, local government (S/T/LG) agencies and interstate/intertribal entities in developing or refining state/tribal/local programs which protect, manage, and restore wetlands. The primary focus of these grants is to develop/refine state and tribal wetland programs. A secondary focus is to develop/refine local (e.g. county or municipal) programs. Projects must be performed within one or more of the states of EPA Region 9 -- specifically California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, and the Pacific Islands -- to be eligible to apply for funding. In the case of inter-jurisdictional watershed projects, they must be primarily implemented in EPA Region 9. This document describes the grant selection and award process for eligible applicants interested in applying for WPDGs under this announcement.

A list of previously funded proposals is posted at the EPA’s Wetland Grants Database ( for reference.

Important Dates:

April 10, 2017

Proposals must be received electronically through by 8:59 P.M. PDT (equivalent to 11:59 P.M. EDT).


The EPA tentatively selects proposals for awards. Successful applicants will be requested to submit full grant applications and workplans for selected projects to be funded.


The EPA awards grants to recipients.

The dates above (other than the March 10 proposal submission date) are anticipated dates and may be subject to change. See Section IV for further information on submission methods and dates.

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