Information Related to FY2014 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 16, 2013. EPA anticipates awarding 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|
|Tribes submit final grant application to Region for competitive 319 grants||April 28, 2014|
Q & A Information Session on Tribal Nonpoint Source (CWA Section 319) FY 2014 RFP
EPA will host 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." EPA will attempt to answer any appropriate questions in these public forums. Questions and answers from these Information Sessions will be posted on the tribal NPS page. View the slides from the information sessions (PDF) (23 pp, 350K, About PDF).
Register for a session now by clicking a date below:
Wed, Nov 20, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Tue, Nov 26, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.
Call in information: conference number: 866-299-3188 conference code: 202-566-0815#
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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.
- FY 2011 Section 319 Grant Guidelines (as formatted in the Federal Register Notice) (PDF) (9 pp, 104K, About PDF)
- FY 2011 Section 319 Grant Guidelines (same content formatted for easier online reading) (PDF) (31 pp, 161K, About PDF)
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|