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Information Related to FY2014 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 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#

System Requirements PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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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