San Francisco Bay Delta

SF Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund: Closed 2014 RFIP

San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund

Request for Initial Proposals

Agency Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 (EPA)
Funding Opportunity Name: San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund (FY2014 Funds)
Announcement Type: Initial Announcement
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-R9-WTR3-14-01
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number (CFDA): 66.126


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 (EPA) is soliciting initial proposals under this announcement from eligible entities to protect and restore the water quality of the San Francisco Bay and its watersheds.  The initial proposals will be short submissions describing a project’s scope and environmental results and will be evaluated to determine whether a full proposal will be requested of the applicant.  This competitive grant program seeks proposals to achieve significant water quality results to reduce polluted runoff, restore impaired waters and enhance aquatic habitat.

The total amount anticipated to be awarded under this announcement is approximately $5,000,000 of fiscal year 2014 funds.  Awards will range from approximately $800,000 to $2,000,000 of federal funds with project periods of up to four years. Applicants must provide a minimum non-federal match of 50% of the total cost of the project.  A broad range of entities, as described in Section III, are eligible to submit proposals under this announcement for projects that protect and restore the San Francisco Bay and its watersheds within the nine Bay Area counties (Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco.)

Important Dates

April 30, 2014 Initial proposals must be received by EPA via, mail, overnight delivery, hand delivery, or courier service by 5pm Pacific Standard Time.
May 30, 2014 EPA notifies finalists to prepare full proposals.
July 1, 2014 Full proposals must be received by EPA via email or mail, by 5pm Pacific Standard Time.
August 2014 Awards made.

The above dates (other than the April 30, 2014 initial proposal submission date) are anticipated dates and may be subject to change.

Notification of Expected Electronic Submission Requirement in FY15:  EPA is moving towards electronic submission of all grant applications through  It is expected that all solicitations issued on or after October 1, 2014 will require applicants to submit their application materials electronically through   

Contact Information

Luisa Valiela  (  
(415) 972-3400                                  

Contents of Full Text Announcement

  1. Funding Opportunity Description
  2. Award Information
  3. Eligibility Information
  4. Proposal and Submission Information
  5. Proposal Review Information
  6. Award Administration Information
  7. Agency Contact
  8. Other Information

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