The Bay Program and its partners offer multiple grant opportunities to help fund restoration projects of all sizes across the Chesapeake watershed.
This RFP solicits 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. 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. 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 also referred to as the “BMP Protocol.” View the RFP for more details about the scope of work and evaluation process for proposals.
Proposals submitted under this RFP may request funding up to $42,000 in total costs, including any indirect or overhead.(Closing Date: 04/17/2015)
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 support related to strategic communication, media relations, and communication product development and distribution for the Chesapeake Bay Program. This RFP sets forth the process that will be used for competitively selecting recipients that will provide strategic communication planning and implementation, including production and distribution of print, Web, and multimedia products intended to meet the prescribed environmental results in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 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: 04/06/2015)