Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) assist state, tribal, local government agencies and interstate/intertribal entities in developing or refining state/tribal/local programs which protect, manage, and restore wetlands.
Projects must be performed within one or more of the states of EPA Region 4 specifically Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and/or Tennessee to be eligible to apply for funding. In the case of inter-jurisdictional watershed projects, they must be primarily implemented in EPA Region 4.
The primary focus of these grants is to develop/refine state and tribal wetland programs. A secondary focus is to develop/refine local (e.g. county or municipal) programs. All applications submitted under this RFA must be for projects that develop or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs.Under this announcement, the EPA will have two separate applicant tracks for eligible applicants:States and tribes can apply under Track One or Track Two. Local governments, interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and eligible universities that are agencies of a state government can apply under Track Two only.Track One Applicants need to demonstrate how they will develop or refine a State or Tribal Wetland Program Plan. Track Two Applicants need to demonstrate that their application is developing or refining a state/tribal/local wetland program. EligibilityOnly state and tribal applicants are eligible to submit applications and compete under Track One. State, tribal, local government, interstate agencies, intertribal consortium, and university applicants that are agencies of a state government are eligible to apply under Track Two.Program
Contact: Geryl Ricks, US EPA Region 4, (404) 562-9837