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Information Related to FY2014 Section 319 Funding

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Information Related to FY2014 Section 319 Funding

Competitive Grant

EPA solicited 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 were due December 16, 2013. EPA awarded an estimated $2.5 million in Federal funds under this solicitation. For detailed information regarding this RFP, please refer to the PDF below and the associated deadline table.

FY 2014 Proposal Deadlines
Deadline EPA uses to determine eligibility to receive competitive 319 grants October 30, 2013
Last day to submit questions about RFP December 9, 2013
Deadline for receipt of proposals in hard copy to Region or electronically via e-mail December 16, 2013
Headquarters notifies Regions/Tribes of selections for competitive 319 grants April 4, 2014
(anticipated)
Tribes submit final grant application to Region for competitive 319 grants April 28, 2014
(anticipated)

Q & A Information Session on Tribal Nonpoint Source (CWA Section 319) FY 2014 RFP

EPA hosted two national Information Sessions regarding the funding opportunity "FY 2014 Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water (CWA) Section 319." View the slides from the information sessions (PDF) (23 pp, 350K).

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 2014 Base Proposed Work Plan Deadlines
Region 1 February 28, 2014
Region 2 February 10, 2014
Region 4 February 7, 2014
Region 5 February 28, 2014
Region 6 February 28, 2014
Region 7 January 31, 2014
Region 8 February 28, 2014
Region 9 February 28, 2014
Region 10 January 15, 2014

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