Estuary Habitat Restoration Program Project Solicitation

On behalf of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Council (Council), the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is soliciting proposals for estuary habitat restoration projects.

Congress has appropriated limited funds to USACE for implementation of the Estuary Habitat Restoration Program (EHRP) as


authorized in Section 104 of the Estuary Restoration Act of 2000 (ERA), Title I of the Estuaries and Clean Waters Act of 2000 (Pub.


106-457, as amended) (accessible at

Eligible projects must provide ecosystem benefits, have scientific merit, be technically feasible, be able to adapt to the impacts associated with climate change, and be cost-effective.

Projects selected for EHRP funding will be implemented through either a cost-share agreement with USACE or a cooperative agreement with USACE.

All grant awards are subject to availability of funds.

The Council anticipates up to $ 3. 5 million may be available for estuarine habitat restoration; awards are limited to a range between $200,000 and $1 million.
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Estuary Habitat Restoration Program

Department of Defense

Agency: Department of Defense

Office: Dept. of the Army -- Corps of Engineers

Estimated Funding: $3,500,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
This is the US Army Corps of Engineers home page for Estuary Restoration Program information

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are institutes of higher education, U. S. Territories, state, local and Indian tribal governments, and non-governmental organizations.

For the purposes of the EHRP, the term "non-governmental organization” does not include for profit enterprises.

The applicant must provide the real estate interests necessary for implementation and long term operation, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation and replacement of the project.

In most cases, this means the applicant must have fee title to the lands necessary for the project, although in some cases an easement may be sufficient.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Ellen CummingsEHRP ManagerPhone 202-761-4750

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