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Information Related to FY2013 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 14, 2012. EPA anticipates awarding an estimated $3 million in Federal funds under this solicitation. For detailed information regarding this RFP, please refer to the PDF below and the associated deadline table.

This grant competition is closed; selection decisions will be made at a later date, see revised deadlines below.

FY 2013 Proposal Deadlines
Deadline EPA uses to determine eligibility to receive competitive 319 grants October 12, 2012
Last day to submit questions about RFP December 7, 2012
Deadline for receipt of proposals in hard copy to Region or electronically via e-mail December 14, 2012
Headquarters notifies Regions/Tribes of selections for competitive 319 grants April 22, 2013
Tribes submit final grant application to Region for competitive 319 grants May 13, 2013

Q & A Information Session on Tribal Nonpoint Source (CWA Section 319) FY 2013 RFP

EPA hosted two national Information Sessions regarding the funding opportunity "FY 2013 Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water (CWA) Section 319."

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:

FY 2013 Base Proposed Work Plan Deadlines
Region 1 January 31, 2013
Region 2 February 11, 2013
Region 4 February 8, 2013
Region 5 March 1, 2013
Region 6 March 1, 2013
Region 7 February 1, 2013
Region 8 February 1, 2013
Region 9 March 1, 2013
Region 10 January 15, 2013

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