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EPA: Urban Stormwater Workgroup Coordination Support for the Chesapeake Bay Program


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking applications for its Urban Stormwater Workgroup Coordination support for the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Donor Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

State: Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and District of Columbia

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 10/26/2023

Size of the Grant: $191,000

Grant Duration: 6 years


This RFA is seeking one recipient to support the CBP’s mission of expanding and accelerating the implementation of nutrient and sediment load reduction practices and technologies throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This will be accomplished through evaluation of programmatic gaps, institutional capacity, and implementation effectiveness leading to adaptive management. The four overarching objectives of this RFA include:

  • Building the capacity for targeting implementation of the most cost-effective and efficient pollution reduction practices and technologies, working directly with federal, state, regional, and local governmental and non-governmental implementation efforts;
  • Enhancing multiple-partner, consensus-based environmental decision-making throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed via the application of a suite of the CBP partnership’s airshed, watershed and estuarine models and other decision support tools, integrated with monitoring data and research findings;
  • Improving the understanding of the past, present, and future responses of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and its watershed to management actions through management, analysis, and interpretation of long-term monitoring network data; and
  • Expanding the acquisition, maintenance, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of geospatial data and information important to the CBP partners.

Funding Information

The total estimated federal funding under this solicitation is approximately $1,146,000 for one cooperative agreement. Funding will be awarded incrementally in the amount of $191,000 per year for six years depending on funding availability, satisfactory performance, Agency priorities, and other applicable considerations.

Project Period

The expected project period for the cooperative agreement is six years, with funding provided on an annual basis. No commitment of funding can be made beyond the first year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Consistent with Assistance Listing competition under this solicitation is available for technical and general assistance grants to nonprofit organizations, state, tribal (federally- 13 recognized) and local governments, colleges, universities, and interstate agencies. For-profit organizations are not eligible to submit applications in response to this RFA.
  • Consistent with the definition of ”nonprofit organization” at, the term nonprofit organization means any corporation, trust, association, cooperative, or other organization that is operated mainly for scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purpose in the public interest and is not organized primarily for profit; and uses net proceeds to maintain, improve, or expand the operation of the organization. The term includes tax-exempt nonprofit neighborhood and labor organizations. Note that specifically excludes Institutions of Higher Education from the definition of non-profit organization because they are separately defined in the regulation. While not considered to be a non-profit organization(s), public or nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education are, nevertheless, eligible to submit applications under this RFA. Hospitals operated by state, tribal, or local governments or that meet the definition of nonprofit at are also eligible to apply as nonprofits or as instrumentalities of the unit of government depending on the applicable law. For-profit colleges, universities, trade schools, and hospitals are ineligible.
  • Nonprofit organizations that are not exempt from taxation under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code must submit other forms of documentation of nonprofit status; such as certificates of incorporation as nonprofit under state or tribal law. Nonprofit organizations exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that lobby are not eligible for EPA funding as provided in the Lobbying Disclosure Act.

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