[Date Prev][Date Next][Date Index]

GLIN==> EPA Opens Grant Program for Watersheds



EPA Opens Grant Program for Watersheds

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2002 - The US Environmental Protection Agency is
requesting nominations for President Bush's Watershed Initiative, a program
that would provide assistance to state and local communities to protect and
restore inland and coastal watersheds.

The President's vision for clean and healthy watersheds is a key focus of
the Year of Clean Water, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Clean
Water Act. As part of this new Watershed Initiative, the President has
requested that Congress appropriate $21 million for grants to encourage
community-based approaches and techniques to protect water resources
throughout the country.

Administrator Whitman said this new initiative "recognizes the important
role that states and local communities have in helping to achieve our common
goals, by giving them the power to do what works."

Governors and Tribal leaders are being invited to submit nominations for
projects that would help promote and advance the successes of efforts in up
to 20 watersheds. Project awards would range from $300,000 to $1,300,000,
which would be made available in the form of grants to help local entities
protect and restore their local watershed. Selection and funding are
contingent on favorable Congressional action on the appropriations request.

For more information, the Federal Register Notice and other information
about President's Bush's Watershed Initiative is available at
http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/initiative/


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
glin-announce is hosted by the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN):
http://www.great-lakes.net
To subscribe: http://www.glin.net/forms/glin-announce_form.html
To post a message: http://www.glin.net/forms/glin-announce_post.html
To search the archive: http://www.glin.net/lists/glin-announce/
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *