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(Required) Organization type (Required) Non-profit – 501(c)3 Tribe/Indigenous community Public agency – state Public agency – county Public agency – local Public agency – interstate/regional Academic institution National Estuary Program Other Point of contact (Required)
Project lead name (if different from LOI point of contact)
Applicant organization System Award Management (SAM) registration status (Required) Active Expired Account in process of being created or renewed Project Information Location of project: state, city, zip code, and street address (Required)
If no physical address, please list closest physical address to location
Are you requesting a waiver from the non-federal match requirement? (Required) No Yes Non-federal match waiver information
If you are requesting a waiver for the non-federal match requirement, please provide, at a minimum: your organization’s budget for current fiscal year; what community/ies the organization serves and engages; and impact of waiver on likelihood of project implementation.
Signature of Authorized Representative
Please provide the information and signature of the authorized organizational representative (e.g., executive director, board chair, town manager, etc.) – note that this signature needs to come from someone with authority to approve the project and the needed administrative support and/or staffing but does not necessarily to be the head of the entire organization. For example, a department chair at a university will suffice and the president’s signature is not needed.
Project Details RFP Priority Addressed (Required)
Please select the primary RFP priority addressed by the proposed project.
Loss of key habitats Coastal resilience and extreme weather events including flooding and coastal erosion Impacts of nutrients and warmer water temperatures. Project Purpose: What threat(s) to our nation’s estuaries does this proposed project seeks to solve? How will this project, specifically, contribute to solving the problem? What is the long-term vision of the project? 500 word maximum. (Required) Project Description: Summarize the overall project approach and provide a brief workplan, including principal tasks, major deliverables, and realistic schedule, including the duration of the project period. Specify which RFP priority or priorities will be addressed and solved. 1000 word maximum (Required) Impact: Describe the anticipated impact of the project on local, regional and/or national levels. Also detail the outcomes of the project (ecological, institutional, etc.) and how they will be measured. 500 word maximum. (Required) Relevance to local priorities: detail how the project relates to and carries out the priority actions in one or more of the 28 NEP CCMPs. A list of NEP CCMPs is available at https://www.epa.gov/nep/comprehensive-conservation-and-management-plans. 500 word maximum. (Required) Project team: list project partner(s) and briefly describe the role of each. Note that these entities are contributing materially and will be included in the budget, whether as a recipient of funds or as one providing non-federal match. Please differentiate between sub-awards and contractors. For more information, see https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2016-02/documents/gmc_subaward_policy_appendix_a_subrecipient_v_contractor_distinction_0.pdf. Teams should reflect the community or communities in which the project will occur and ideally be included in the budget in some capacity, either by receiving funds or providing match. 500 word maximum. (Required) Outreach and Technology Transfer: Include a brief outreach plan, which should describe how you will publicize and share the project approach and its results, both to a general/lay audience and to resource managers on the local and national levels. 500 word maximum. (Required) If one of the 28 NEPs is not a project team member, LOIs must include a letter from the NEP within the identified geographic boundary acknowledging the project proposal. To determine the closest NEP, use the NEP interactive map and zoom function. Once you have determined which NEP site is closest, download the file entitled “NEP Contacts” available at https://www.epa.gov/nep/nep-coastal-watersheds-award-overview to get the name and email of the appropriate site director. Please reach out to the NEP director well in advance of when you plan to submit your proposal to allow sufficient time for them to provide the letter. It is incumbent on the applicant to meet the required deadlines. The letter does not need to endorse the project, nor would the letter be seen as support of the application (e.g., general backing and/or commitment of resources such as staff time or match). Rather, the intent is to ensure that the local or closest NEP is aware of the project proposal with the goal of increasing transparency and partnering opportunities to address the urgent and challenges issues identified in the RAE subaward. (Required)
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Max. file size: 50 MB. Budget Table & Narrative (Required)
Please upload a file that contains a budget table similar to the one on page 15 of the RFP, along with a budget narrative. Please refer to the RFP (pages 12 through 15) for guidance, particularly with respect to the cost categories.
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Max. file size: 50 MB. Supporting Documents
Photos, schematics, letters of support, etc. The full proposal provides the opportunity to include additional supplementary information, such as photos, site drawings, or brief supporting documents, with the intent of providing reviewers more context and information regarding the project. Maximum file size of 50 MB.
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Max. file size: 50 MB. Additional Information
You are welcome to provide additional information as needed or desired. 200 word maximum.