Information Related to FY2010 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 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
|Tribes submit final grant application to Region for competitive 319 grants||April 19, 2010
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)|