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Information Related to FY2010 Section 319 Funding

Competitive Grant

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 18, 2009. EPA anticipates awarding an estimated $3.2 to $4 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" and select Environmental Protection Agency.

FY 2010 PROPOSAL DEADLINES
Deadline EPA uses to determine eligibility to receive competitive 319 grants October 9, 2009
Last day to submit questions about RFP December 11, 2009
Deadline for receipt of proposals in hard copy to Region or electronically via e-mail December 18, 2009
Headquarters notifies Regions/Tribes of selections for competitive 319 grants March 19, 2010
(anticipated)
Tribes submit final grant application to Region for competitive 319 grants April 19, 2010
(anticipated)

Base Grant

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. For tribes with 640,000 acres or more, the base allocation is $50,000; for tribes with 640,000 acres or less, the base allocation is $30,000. Proposed work plans are due December 18, 2009 by 5:00pm EST. 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 2010 and beyond, applicants should 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 2010 BASE WORK PLAN DEADLINES
Deadline EPA uses to determine eligibility to receive base 319 grants October 9, 2009
Tribes submit proposed base work plan to Region December 18, 2009
Region comments on Tribe's base grant work plan January 22, 2010
Tribes submit final base grant work plan to Region February 19, 2010
Tribes submit final grant application to Region April 19, 2010 (flexible, dependent upon Region)

 


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