Information Related to FY2009 Section 319 Funding
EPA is soliciting proposals from eligible Tribes and intertribal consortia to develop and/or implement watershed-based plans and other on-the-ground projects that will result in significant steps towards solving NPS impairments on a watershed-wide basis. Proposals are due December 15, 2008. EPA anticipates awarding an estimated $3.8 million in Federal funds under this solicitation. For detailed information regarding this RFP, please refer to the PDF below and the associated deadline table. Access this RFP through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov) and click on "Find Grant Opportunities" on the left side of the page and then click on Search Opportunities/Browse by Agency and select Environmental Protection Agency.
|FY 2009 PROPOSAL DEADLINES|
|Deadline EPA uses to determine eligibility to receive competitive 319 grants||October 10, 2008|
|Last day to submit questions about the RFP||December 5, 2008|
|Deadline for receipt of proposals in hard copy to Region or electronically through Grants.gov||December 15, 2008|
|Headquarters notifies EPA Regions of selections for competitive 319 grants||March 20, 2009
|Tribes submit final competitive grant application to EPA Region||April 20, 2009
EPA anticipates awarding section 319 base grants to eligible Tribes in the amount of $30,000 or $50,000 of Federal section 319 funding (depending on land area) on a noncompetitive basis. Work plans are due December 15, 2008. Section 319 base funds may be used for a range of activities that implement the Tribe's approved NPS management program, including: hiring a program coordinator; conducting NPS education programs; providing training and authorized travel to attend training; updating the NPS management program; developing watershed-based plans; and implementing watershed-based plans and on-the-ground watershed projects. For detailed information regarding 319 base grant guidelines, please refer to the PDF below and the associated deadline table:
Note: For base grant guidance for FY 2009 and beyond, applicants must reference Section A in the FY 2007 Section 319 Grant Guidelines in the PDF above. Information related to competitive funding under Section B is null and void.
|FY 2009 WORK PLAN DEADLINES|
|Deadline EPA uses to determine eligibility to receive base 319 grants||October 10, 2008|
|Tribes submit base grant initial application to Region||December 15, 2008|
|Region comments on Tribe's base grant work plan||January 23, 2009|
|Tribes submit final base grant work plan to Region||February 23, 2009|
|Tribes submit final grant application to Region||April 20, 2009 (anticipated)|