The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible entities for the development of market-based water quality programs to improve water quality by reducing nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment loadings, or pollutant loadings that cause low Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) in
local waters that enter the Mississippi River system and are ultimately discharged into the Northern Gulf of Mexico.
EPA will accept proposals for the following two Priorities:
(I) Market Feasibility Assessment; and (II) Program Design and/or Program Implementation.
Proposals submitted under this announcement must be for projects located within at least one of the three Mississippi River sub-basins characterized by the U. S. Geologic Surveys (USGS) eight digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) that start with the numbers 05, 07, or 08 (the Ohio River sub-basin, the Upper Mississippi River sub-basin, or the Lower Mississippi River sub-basin, respectively).