The goal of the Urban Waters Small Grants program is to fund research, investigations, experiments, training, surveys, studies, and demonstrations that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality through activities that also support community revitalization and other local priorities. EPA expects to award approximately up to $1.6 million to support such projects, in grants of $40,000 to $60,000 each. The funding is part of EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and the surrounding land.
For the 2013/2014 cycle of the Urban Waters Small Grants competition, projects proposed for funding must take place entirely within and focus on one of 18 specific Eligible Geographic Areas, as outlined in Section I.A of the RFP and listed at the Urban Waters Small Grants Mapping page. The intent of the 2013/2014 RFP is to strengthen and diversify the work taking place in these Eligible Geographic Areas to improve water quality and support community revitalization, with an emphasis on underserved communities.
For the list of Eligible Geographic Areas and information about the required project area map, visit the Urban Waters Small Grants Mapping Page.
Questions and Answers about the Urban Waters Small Grants are available at the Questions and Answers Page.
To view the RFP and application package on Grants.gov: visit Grants.gov, and in Search Grants at top of the page, enter the Funding Opportunity Number (EPA-OW-IO-13-01) or the CFDA number that applies to this announcement (CFDA 66.440), and click the Search button.
The 2011/2012 Urban Waters Small Grants Competition was national in scope. Visit the 2011/2012 Urban Waters Small Grants Competition Page to view past recipients of the Urban Waters Small Grants.