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SF Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund
Thank you for your interest in the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund FY 2013 Request for Initial Proposals (RFIP) (PDF) (25 pp, 324 K). The RFIP is now closed.
- Request for Initial Proposals
- Funding Details
- Focusing on Environmental Results
- Important Dates
- Learn About Projects
- Previous Requests/Progress Reports
- Contact Information
EPA recently solicited proposals for projects that will achieve significant improvement in water quality and attainment of beneficial uses. Proposals must achieve results concerning one or more of the following SF Bay water quality priorities:
- Emphasis on wetlands and restoration of impaired waters, and other project types are encouraged
- Projects based on existing analysis and plans are more likely to be successful and better investments
- Projects that are innovative, cost-effective, factor in anticipated climate change affects, include partnerships, and foster widespread implementation
- Planning projects eligible, but to be competitive, they need to be implementable and describe expected results
View the full text announcement (PDF) (25 pp, 324 K)
View the June 19, 2013 SFBWQIF webinar (PDF)(31 pp, 886 K)
- Funding Details
Available Funds ~ $5 million Funding Range for Projects $800,000 to $2,000,000 Match (statutory authority) 50% Evaluation Criteria
- Initial Proposals (100 pts)
Scope/Approach (45 pts)
Environmental Results (45 pts)
Budget Summary (10 pts)
- Full Proposals (100 pts)
Partnerships (35 pts)
Budget Detail (40 pts)
Programmatic Capability and Past Performance (20 pts)
Expenditure of Awarded Grant Funds (5 pts)
Eligible Applicants Broad range of entities within the nine Bay Area counties
(Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda,
Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco).
Project Period Up to four years.
Focusing on Environmental Results
Applicants for the SF Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund must clearly define the anticipated environmental results, also known as outcomes, to be achieved by the proposed project. The most successful proposals begin with desired outcomes and plan activities to best achieve those outcomes, thereby ensuring a wise investment of public funds. With clearly defined outcomes, EPA reviewers can better assess proposals that are most likely to achieve significant water quality results. The following is intended to help applicants plan and present proposals that maximize the “return on public investment” in terms of results and outcomes. Learn more about achieving desirable outcomes for a project.
July 9, 2013
Initial proposals must be received by EPA via Grants.gov, mail, overnight delivery, hand delivery, or courier service by 5pm Pacific Standard Time.
August 5, 2013
EPA notifies finalists to prepare full proposals.
September 12, 2013
Full proposals must be received by EPA via mail, overnight delivery, hand delivery, or courier service by 5pm Pacific Standard Time.
The above dates (other than the July 9, 2013 initial proposal submission date) are anticipated dates and may be subject to change.
Learn About the Projects
Previous Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
- San Francisco Estuary Partnership Exit
- The Bay Institute Exit
- San Francisco Estuary Institute Exit
- EPA Region 9 Low Impact Development (LID) website
- San Francisco Bay Fish Advisory Video Exit
US EPA Region 9 (WTR-3)
San Francisco, CA 94105
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