EPA Requests Proposals for Projects to Be Funded from the Water Quality Cooperative Agreement

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is soliciting Initial Proposals (IP) from State water pollution control agencies, interstate agencies, other public or nonprofit agencies, institutions, organizations and other entities as defined by the Clean Water Act (CWA) interested in applying for federal assistance for Water Quality Cooperative Agreements under the CWA section 104(b)(3) in the States of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Region 6 EPA will award an estimated $1 million to eligible applicants through assistance agreements ranging in size, on average, from $40,000 up to $200,000 (Federal) for innovative projects/demonstrations/studies that can be used as models relating to the prevention, reduction and elimination of water pollution. From the IPs received, EPA estimates 10 to 12 projects may be selected to submit full applications. The Agency reserves the right to reject all IPs and not make awards. A request for proposals for tribal governments will be issued under a separate notice.

EPA will consider all proposals received on or before midnight central standard time May 5, 2003. IPs received after the due date will not be considered for funding.

IPs should be mailed to Terry Mendiola (6WQ-AT), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, Water Quality Protection Division, 1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75202-2733. Overnight delivery may be sent to the same address.

For further information, contact Terry Mendiola at 214-665-7144 or [email protected].

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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