The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2000 grant criteria and proposal guidelines for Watershed Assistance Grants now are available. A key action of the President's Clean Water Action Plan, Watershed Assistance Grants support the growth and sustainability of local watershed partnerships in the United States.This year, grant awards will range from $1,500 to $30,000 and will be made to local watershed partnerships. Grant awards may be made directly to incorporated watershed partnerships. If the watershed partnership is not incorporated, the grant recipient may be a nonprofit group, tribe and/or local government, or agency that is an active participant in the watershed partnership. Applications must be postmarked no later than August 15, 2000. For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/highlight.html on the Internet.