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’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) is announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for applicants to provide the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) non-federal partners with support for further integrating citizen-based and nontraditional environmental monitoring programs into the CBP partnership’s existing monitoring networks. Citizen-based monitoring programs are routine environmental data collection efforts carried out by volunteers and overseen and coordinated by a given organization. Nontraditional monitoring programs are defined here as routine environmental data collection carried out by a given organization or agency and may include local governments, conservation districts, or nongovernmental organizations (academia, river basin commissions, watershed organizations, etc.) that are currently not formally part of the CBP partnership’s existing monitoring networks. The integration of citizen-based and nontraditional partner monitoring programs into the CBP partnership’s monitoring networks will provide additional, cost-effective data and information that supports shared decision-making and adaptive management by the CBP partners focused on restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.(Closing Date: 10/08/2014)
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 several best management practices (BMPs) that fall under a broad umbrella of practices termed “manure technologies.” Proposals should address the process of developing expert-based recommendations for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment reduction values or BMP efficiencies for the various manure technologies specified in the body of this request for proposals (RFP) and result in the delivery of a science-based, defensible report on the effectiveness of specified manure technology BMPs in reducing N, P and sediment loss to the Chesapeake Bay. 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 Model1 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 the 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: 10/03/2014)