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Information Related to FY2011 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 January 7, 2011. 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 the RFP for Section 319 Grants to Indian Tribes in FY2011 through Grants.gov (http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=58814&mode=VIEW).

Deadline EPA uses to determine eligibility to receive competitive 319 grants October 8, 2010
Last day to submit questions about RFP January 3, 2011
Deadline for receipt of proposals in hard copy to Region or electronically via e-mail January 7, 2011
Headquarters notifies Regions/Tribes of selections for competitive 319 grants April 1, 2011
Tribes submit final grant application to Region for competitive 319 grants April 22, 2011

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.  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.

Proposed work plan deadlines vary by Region, see chart below to determine appropriate deadline:

Region 1 January 31, 2011
Region 2 February 1, 2011
Region 4 February 1, 2011
Region 5 March 1, 2011
Region 6 February 1, 2011
Region 7 January 31, 2011
Region 8 January 28, 2011
Region 9 March 1, 2011
Region 10 January 14, 2011

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