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Chesapeake Bay Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Deadlines and process...


Proposals are received when an Request for Initial Proposal (RFIP) is issued, usually in the spring time frame. Interested parties should submit their name, address, phone number and email to the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program Office, for the purpose of establishing a database to receive RFIPs in order to apply for grants/cooperative agreements. RFIPs will be announced to request initial proposals to implement specific outcomes that will further goals of the Chesapeake 2000 Agreement. Clearly print or type your name, organization, address, phone number and email and what "Theme(s) - Toxics, Nutrients, Living Resources/Habitat Restoration Land, Growth & Stewardship, Monitoring, Air, Communication/Outreach, Modeling, and Data Management" you would be interested in receiving. Mail this information to Environmental Protection Agency, CBPO, Grants Office, 410 Severn Ave., Suite 109, Annapolis, MD 21403. EPA will only accept addresses provided in writing, no phone calls. Interested parties applying for a grant under the Small Watershed Grants Program should submit their name and address to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20026, for purpose of establishing a database to receive RFIPs. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will list the RFIP on their website: www.NFWF.org.

Note: When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received. When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 7 months after deadline for application submission.

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication assistance is recommended and should be obtained from the EPA Region III Grants Management Office. All proposals or work statements should be consistent with CBPO's Grant Guidance. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance if the State has selected the program for review.

Note: This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.


Appeals are subject to the provisions described in 40 CFR Part 31, Subpart F and Part 30.63.

Note: In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).


Renewals are subject to approval of EPA.

Note: In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.