EPA Requests Proposals for Urban Watershed Grant

As part of the Urban Waters initiative, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making available up to $600,000 in a targeted watershed grant for an eligible entity to establish and manage a national-scale, competitive urban watershed small grant program, and provide urban watershed technical services. EPA's Urban Waters initiative will help communities – especially disadvantaged communities – access, restore and benefit from their waters and the surrounding land.

The urban watershed small grant program and the watershed technical services funded under the EPA grant will promote community stewardship by increasing the capacity of local watershed groups and local communities. Better understanding of their urban watersheds will lead to better decision making, and improved restoration and protection efforts in the future. EPA is encouraging local watershed organizations and communities to envision the role their urban watershed should have in their long range development plans.

Questions must be received by May 6, 2010 and proposals must be received by EPA by May 19, 2010. The selection of the successful applicant will be announced this summer.

More information on the Targeted Watershed Grants Program: http://www.epa.gov/twg

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