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The Wetland Program Development Grants program assists state, tribal, and local governments and interstate/intertribal entities in developing or updating state/territory/tribal/local wetland programs. The primary focus of these grants is to develop or update state, territorial, and tribal wetland programs. A secondary focus is to develop or update local (e.g. county or municipal) programs.
Eligible projects are those that protect, manage and restore wetlands, including:
- Building the capacity of state/tribal/local governments to increase the quantity and quality of wetlands by conserving and restoring the number of wetlands and their ability to provide natural benefits, such as storing excess flood waters.
- Using one or more of the following “Core Elements” in order to achieve this goal:
- Developing a Wetland Protection Plan
- If a state, territory, or tribe already has an EPA-approved Wetland Protection Plan, they may submit an application to carry out grant eligible actions in their Wetland Protection Plan.
States, tribes, local governments, interstate associations, and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply for the Regional WPDG Request for Proposals (Track One). Nonprofits, interstate associations and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply for the National WPDGs (Track Two). Local governments, interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and eligible colleges and universities that are agencies of a state government can apply under Track Two only.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
Generally, the program is funded at $3.5 million.
Cost Share Requirements
75% federal share is provided with a 25% non-federal match required; if a tribe or intertribal consortium includes the funds in an approved Performance Partnership Grant (a type of EPA grant that helps combine several grants into a single grant with a single budget), there is no cost-share requirement. In-kind contributions are accepted.
Requests for Proposals are typically put out in the springtime with applications due in July.
- Tribal Wetland Program Development Grant Competition
- Myra Price ([email protected])
- Region 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)
- Donna Smith-Williams ([email protected])
- Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR, VI)
- Jaclyn Woollard ([email protected])
- Region 3 (DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, DC)
- Danielle Algazi ([email protected])
- Region 4 (KY, MS, TN)
- Geryl Ricks ([email protected])
- Region 5 (IL, MN, WI)
- Dertera Collins ([email protected])
- Region 6 (AR, LA)
- Sondra McDonald ([email protected])
- Region 7 (IA, MO)
- Jennifer Ousley ([email protected])
- Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)
- Cynthia Gonzales ([email protected])
- Region 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, AS, GU)
- Sarvy Mahdavi ([email protected])
- Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA)
This program is covered under the Justice40 Initiative.