Development of innovative watershed education tools, development of water quality standards, development of wetland protection and restoration guides for local communities, national demonstration project for watershed management, and environmental management systems.
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
Competitions are held throughout the year at Headquarters and in the Regions based on available funds and Agency priorities. The number of applications and the number of awards made is dependent on the competitive announcement issued. The announcement will typically include the number of anticipated awards. In FY 07 and FY 08, EPA funded 194 projects that supported water quality improvement, watershed management, aquatic ecosystem restoration, fish contamination and consumption, nonpoint source management, wetlands protection, coastal and estuarine management, treatment technologies, and environmental management systems. In FY 09, EPA will continue support projects to protect and improve water quality on a watershed basis.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grants and cooperative agreements are available to support recipients' allowable direct costs in approved scopes of work plus allowable indirect costs, in accordance with established EPA policies and regulations.
Funding awarded for research does not include research within the purview of EPA's Office of Research and Development.
The funds will support conducting and promoting the coordination and acceleration of research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys, and studies relating to the causes, effects (including health and welfare effects), extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution.
Specific uses and restrictions on funds will be described in detail in the competitive announcements.
Assistance agreement awards under this program may involve or relate to geospatial information.
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