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 (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)
This RFP solicits proposals to assemble an expert panel to evaluate the nutrient and sediment removal, and runoff reduction benefits, associated with a proposed BMP that is presently described as disconnecting existing impervious areas. Disconnecting impervious areas typically involves managing stormwater runoff close to its source by intercepting, infiltrating, filtering, treating or reusing the runoff prior to it entering the stormwater drainage system. Proposals should address how the identified expert panel will go about developing a defensible, science-based BMP definition and nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus), sediment, and runoff reduction performance estimates. 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. The selected expert panel will be assisted by Virginia Tech personnel located in EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office in Annapolis, MD. See the RFP for additional details on the BMP and proposal requirements.
Proposals submitted under this RFP may request funding up to $42,000 in total costs including any indirect or overhead. The project duration is a maximum of twelve (12) months from the award date.(Closing Date: 03/27/2015)