We are pleased to inform you that the San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund (SFBWQIF) FY 2022 RFA (also known as ‘request for applications’) AND the BIL-SFBWQIF FY22 RFA (new funding from Congress to build resiliency in underserved communities) are now OPEN. Proposed projects must be within the nine Bay Area counties that drain to San Francisco Bay. Proposals must be submitted through Grants.gov on or before the submission deadline of September 20, 2022 at 9:00pm Pacific Standard Time.
Under the SFBWQIF RFA, EPA is accepting applications for approximately $24 million in grant funding to protect and restore San Francisco Bay watersheds and wetlands. Funding is to support projects in the range of $1- $3 million to focus on water quality results, such as restoration of impaired waters, shorelines and wetlands. Applicants must provide a minimum 50% non-federal match.
Under the BIL-SFBWQIF RFA, EPA is accepting applications for approximately $5 million in grant funding specifically to expand the SFBWQIF’s focus on building climate resilience in underserved communities. Funding is to support projects in the range of $200,000 to $1 million to advance the Biden Administration’s goal of investing in America’s infrastructure and delivering environmental and public health benefits for communities with environmental justice concerns. There is NO match requirement.
You will find the RFAs on our EPA website and on Grants.gov (see links below).
EPA-R9-SFBWQIF-22-01 – Please review the opportunity at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342479.
EPA-I-R9-SFBWQIF-22-02 – Please review the opportunity at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342529.
Please check our website for upcoming dates of free webinars we will hold to provide detailed review of both RFAs and help answer questions related to submitting an application. This year we also plan to host “Drop-In Q&A” sessions to answer questions specifically about the Grants.gov submission process to support you during the application submission process.
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Contact: Luisa Valiela, US EPA Region 9
Email: Phone: (415) 972-3400