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Grants & RFPs

The Bay Program and its partners offer multiple grant opportunities to help fund restoration projects of all sizes across the Chesapeake watershed.

Current Opportunities

  • Chesapeake Bay Program Office Fiscal Year 2015 Request for Proposals for Citizens Advisory Committee: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) is announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for supporting both the:
    The CAC, which is composed of residents and citizen stakeholders, serves to advise the Chesapeake Executive Council (Executive Council) and the Principals’ Staff Committee (PSC), and provides assistance to the Management Board and all of the Goal Implementation Teams (GITs) as needed in the implementation of any agreements signed by the Executive Council, including the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement(see http://www.chesapeakebay.net/chesapeakebaywatershedagreement/page).

    1. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC); and
    2. Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC).

    The LGAC, which consists of local elected government officials, serves to advise and provide assistance to the Chesapeake Bay partnership as it relates to increasing local government involvement in the implementation of actions to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay. As with CAC, the LGAC advises the Executive Council and PSC while providing assistance to the Management Board and all GITs as needed.

    (Closing Date: 12/01/2014)
  • Urban Tree Canopy Expert Panel Request for Proposals:

    The 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 the best management practice (BMP) of extended urban tree canopy. Proposals should address the process of developing expert-based recommendations for nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and sediment reduction values from existing urban tree canopy and BMP efficiencies that result from increases in urban tree canopy, as specified in this request for proposals (RFP). The awarded group will deliver a science-based, defensible report on the effectiveness of the expanded urban tree canopy BMP in reducing N, P and sediment loss 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 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, commonly 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.

    (Closing Date: 11/20/2014)

Grant Opportunities

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