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Two Grant Announcements for Protecting SF Bay

Dear Interested Parties,

EPA is pleased to announce the release of TWO competitive grant announcements for projects that protect and restore San Francisco Bay and its watersheds. Please use the link below to find the TWO open Requests for Initial Proposals (RFIPs) posted at www.grants.gov and our website http://www.epa.gov/region9/water/watershed/sfbaywqfund/index.html

EPA is utilizing a two-step application process to simplify the application process and improve proposal quality. Initial proposals will be due to EPA on March 16, 2012. EPA encourages prospective applicants to read the RFIPs carefully as they differ in funding ranges and match requirements. For a summary of key elements of both RFIPs, please refer to our Grant Program Announcement attached below. 

EPA will be holding a free webinar on February 16, 2012 to provide a detailed review the RFIPs and end with a Q&A session to help answer all of your proposal submittal questions. Information on how to register for that webinar will be in a forthcoming email and on the program website.

EPA has also updated the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) available at the weblink. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us as listed below. We encourage you to submit questions to us in writing via email so we can provide a more thorough answer and share this information with others through the FAQs.

Please forward this announcement to any other interested parties.

Contacts:
Luisa Valiela                          Erica Yelensky
Phone: (415) 972-3400            Phone: (415) 972-3021
Email: valiela.luisa@epa.gov   Email: yelensky.erica@epa.gov