FY 2012 Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319Funding Opportunity Number:
EPA-OW-OWOW-12-01Current Due Date for Applications:
January 20, 201 2. Hard copy proposals must be received by the
EPA Regional Contact (See Section VII of this RFP) by 5:00 P.M.
local time January 20, 2012, or by electronic submission through Grants.gov by 11:59 P.M.
Eastern Standard Time (EST) January 20, 201 2. Late proposals will not be considered for funding.
Questions about this RFP must be submitted in writing via e-mail and must be received by the EPA Regional Contact (the applicants EPA Regional Tribal 319 Program Coordinator) identified in Section VII by January 11, 201 2. Written responses will be posted on EPAs website at:
Funding Instrument Type:
GrantCategory of Funding Activity:
EnvironmentExpected Number of Awards:
25-30Estimated Total Program Funding:
$3,000,000 to $3,500,000Award Ceiling:
6 6. 460 Nonpoint Source Implementation GrantsCost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Yes Eligible Applicants:Tribes or intertribal consortia with:
(1) federal recognition; (2) an approved nonpoint source assessment report; (3) an approved nonpoint source management program; and (4) treatment-in-a-manner-similar-to-a-state (TAS) status by October 14, 201 1. Agency Name:
Environmental Protection AgencyDescription:
This is a Request for Proposals from Indian tribes for competitive grants under section 319 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding for tribes to implement their nonpoint source (NPS) management programs developed pursuant to CWA section 319(b).
The primary goal of the NPS management program is to control NPS pollution through implementation of management measures and practices to reduce pollutant loadings resulting from each category or subcategory of NPSs identified in the tribes NPS assessment report developed pursuant to CWA section 319(a).
EPA has set aside a portion of section 319 funds appropriated by Congress for competitive grant awards to tribes for the purpose of funding the development and implementation of watershed-based plans and other on-the-ground watershed projects that result in a significant step towards solving NPS impairments on a watershed-wide basis.Link to Full Announcement:
For text version see:
http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/tribal/upload/fy12-tribal-319-rfp.pdfIf you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Nancy Arazan, Phone 202-566-0815, e-mail: