Urban Waters

Urban Waters Small Grants Mapping

2013/2014 Grants Competition

This web page will be updated with helpful information for applicants throughout the RFP open period. Please check back frequently.

Please note: The submission deadline for proposals has been extended to December 16, 2013.

Mapping Overview

For the 2013/2014 cycle of the Urban Waters Small Grants competition, projects proposed for funding must take place entirely within and focus on one of 18 specific Eligible Geographic Areas, as outlined in Section I.A of the RFP and listed on this webpage below. The intent of the 2013/2014 RFP is to strengthen and diversify the work taking place in these Eligible Geographic Areas to improve water quality and support community revitalization, with an emphasis on underserved communities.

Eligible Geographic Areas

In their proposals, applicants must demonstrate that the proposed project activities take place entirely within and focus on one of the 18 Eligible Geographic Areas listed below:

01. Patapsco Watershed/Baltimore Region (Maryland)
02. Anacostia Watershed (Washington, DC/Maryland)
03. Bronx and Harlem River Watersheds (New York)
04. South Platte Watershed from the Headwaters to the Denver Metropolitan Area (Colorado)
05. Los Angeles River Watershed (California)
06. Lake Pontchartrain Area/New Orleans (Louisiana)
07. Northwest Indiana Area (Indiana)
08. Big River and Meramec River Watersheds, near St. Louis (Missouri)
09. Delaware River Basin (Covering Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Camden, New Jersey; Chester, Pennsylvania; and Wilmington, Delaware)
10. Grand Rapids Area (Michigan)
11. Green-Duwamish River/Seattle (Washington)
12. Mystic River Watershed (Massachusetts)
13. Martin Peña Canal/San Juan (Puerto Rico)
14. Middle Blue River/Kansas City (Missouri)
15. Middle Rio Grande/Albuquerque (New Mexico)
16. Passaic River/Newark (New Jersey)
17. Proctor Creek Watershed/Atlanta (Georgia)
18. Western Lake Erie Basin, near Toledo (Ohio)

Eligible Applicants

All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Note that eligible applicants (as described in Section III.A of the RFP) do not need to be located within an Eligible Geographic Area; however, project activities proposed by eligible applicants must take place entirely within and focus on one of the Eligible Geographic Area.

Project Area Map Required in Grant Proposal

As part of the proposal package described in Section IV.C.4 of the RFP, applicants must provide a map with the location of the project as it relates to the boundaries of the Eligible Geographic Areas.

  • The map should be produced using the Interactive Mapping Website, and the project area should then be marked by hand.
  • The map must demonstrate that the proposed project activities take place entirely within and focus on one of the 18 Eligible Geographic Areas.
  • Also attach a list of the 12-digit HUC(s) in which the project activities will take place. Please view the PDF links below to see the list of eligible HUCs and step-by-step directions for creating a project map.

List of Eligible Geographic Areas, with associated Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) and narrative descriptions of the Eligible Geographic Area boundaries.

Instructions to locate your project area and create the required project area map are available here.

View the Interactive mapping website

If you are having technical issues with the Urban Waters Small Grants Interactive Mapping Website, please send your question as an email to Kim Balassiano (Balassiano.Kim@epa.gov).