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Request for Partnership Proposals - EPA Construction Grants for Wastewater Treatment Works

Friday, March 20, 2015

NOTICE OF FUNDING & PARTNERSHIP AVAILABILITY

TO CONSTRUCT MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER FACILITIES AND IMPLEMENT NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION CONTROL AND ESTUARY PROTECTION PROJECTS 

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) announces a request for applications to identify collaborative partners for DDOE’s grant submission to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

Collaborative partners will support DDOE’s efforts to fulfill the EPA’s funding opportunity goals and objectives. DDOE will act as the lead agency in the application for grant funding to support the construction of municipal wastewater facilities and implementation of nonpoint source pollution control and estuary protection projects. 

Applications are requested for the following eligible project activities:

(1) Planning, design, and construction of publicly owned treatment works on a priority list developed pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 216;

(2) Implementation of nonpoint source capital improvements consistent with a US EPA approved DC Nonpoint Source Management Plan and watershed implementation plans, which are developed pursuant to Section 319 of CWA; and

(3) Green infrastructure, water efficiency improvements, energy efficiency improvements, or other environmentally innovative activities as described by the Green Project Reserve (GPR) project eligibility guidance pursuant to P.L. 111-88. 

Only projects that meet the eligibility threshold of having a high likelihood of achieving a water quality standard or reducing or eliminating an existing water quality problem will be evaluated, scored, and proceed to inclusion on a draft Project Priority List.

Beginning Friday, March 20, 2015 the full text of the request for partnership applications are available as links at the bottom of this page.  Additionally, a person may obtain a copy of this RFA by any of the following methods:

Email a request to: [email protected]

In person by coming to the 5th floor reception desk at the following street address to request a hard copy:

              District Department of the Environment
              1200 First Street, N.E., Fifth Floor
              Washington, D.C.  20002

              Write DDOE at the above address, Attn: Nicole Malloy

Applicants should direct all questions to: Nicole Malloy at [email protected]. Answers to questions will be posted below.

Deadline: The deadline for application submission is Friday, May 1, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.  Five hard copies of the application must be submitted to the address above, and a complete electronic copy of the application must be emailed to [email protected]

Eligibility:  Applicants must be registered to do business in the District of Columbia. A nonprofit organization, educational institution, District government agency or other local organization may apply to partner with DDOE.

Potential Funding: The total anticipated amount of funds that EPA will make available for DDOE and its partners is approximately seven million ($7,000,000) dollars. The final amount will be determined when EPA provides information on the availability of fiscal year 2016 program funds.

Funding Match: Projects that are ultimately deemed eligible and selected for construction are funded at a 55% Federal grant share. The applicant must provide 45% of the selected project’s cost from a non-Federal source.

Request for Partnerships for Application to USEPA Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Request for Partnerships for USEPA Clean Water State Revolving Fund

Request for Partnerships Proposals - EPA Construction Grants for Wastewater Treatment Works