The Bay Program and its partners offer multiple grant opportunities to help fund restoration projects of all sizes across the Chesapeake watershed.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) through its Expert Panel Management Cooperative Agreement with Virginia Tech (VT) is seeking proposals to assemble an Expert Panel to determine pollution control performance measure estimates for a suite of animal waste management system best management practices (BMPs), including heavy use area concrete pads adjacent to poultry production facility entrances. Proposals should address the process of developing expert-based recommendations for nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) reduction performance estimates (i.e. efficiencies) for these practices, as specified in the body of this request for proposals (RFP). The awarded team will deliver a science-based, defensible report on the effectiveness of the BMPs in reducing N and P losses to the Chesapeake Bay (Bay). When conducting their business and reporting their findings, Expert Panels are expected to adhere to the process and protocols contained in the current version of the document entitled Protocol for the Development, Review, and Approval of Loading and Effectiveness Estimates for Nutrient and Sediment Controls in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model 1 hereafter referred to as the “BMP Protocol.” The selected expert panel will be assisted by Virginia Tech’s Project Coordinator for Expert Panel BMP Assessment who is located in EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office in Annapolis, MD. Included in that assistance is logistical support for all Expert Panel conference calls (including providing a conference bridge) and meetings.(Closing Date: 05/22/2015)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) is announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for applicants to provide the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) partners with a proposal for supporting projects proposed by CBP’s Goal Implementation Teams (GITs), designated Work Groups, and Action Teams to meet their responsibilities, targets, outcomes and goals under the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The GITs, designated Work Groups, and Action Teams are the primary organizations responsible for coordinating CBP activities under the Agreement (http://www.chesapeakebay.net/chesapeakebaywatershedagreement/page). This includes development of management strategies for reaching programmatic goals and outcomes. The management strategies require data collection and analysis, metrics development, measurement, economic analysis, meeting facilitation, and other types of work. This RFP is seeking cost- effective proposals from eligible applicants for establishing and administering a program to support projects proposed by the GITs. CBP partners include federal agencies, seven watershed jurisdictions, and many non-federal organizations; however, work funded under this RFP will support the seven watershed jurisdictions and other non-federal partners. The seven watershed jurisdictions are Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.(Closing Date: 05/21/2015)