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GLIN==> Call for Proposals for the Community Program for Stormwater Management



Submitted by Susan Coates <susancoates3@cs.com>

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>  Call for Proposals for the Community Program for Stormwater Management
>
>  Released August 10.2004
>
>  Media Release
>
> Call for Proposals for the Community Program for Stormwater Management
>
> The City of Toronto and Toronto and Region Conservation are pleased to
announce the
>
> launch of the Community Program for Stormwater Management (CPSWM), made
possible
>
> by the funding and support of the City of Toronto.
>
> Not-for-profit groups and organizations are invited to apply to the
Community Program for
>
> Stormwater Management for funding to implement projects that support the
City of
>
> Toronto?s Water Pollution Solution, approved as the Wet Weather Flow
Management Master
>
> Plan (WWFMMP). Examples of acceptable projects eligible for funding under
this program
>
> include naturalization, stewardship activities, and public outreach.
Project proposals will be
>
> evaluated by a multi-agency represented committee and prioritized on the
basis of their
>
> consistency with the WWFMMP:
>
> http://www.toronto.ca/water/protecting_quality/wwfmmp/index.htm
>
> $250,000 will be available for approved projects under the Community
Program for
>
> Stormwater Management (dependant on interest and response). Modest
projects, which fall
>
> within the range of $1,000 to $25,000 will be considered for funding. For
the first year of this
>
> program, projects will be accepted for City of Toronto locations only.
Because funding
>
> cannot be guaranteed at this time for subsequent years, projects should
also generally have a
>
> life span of one year only.
>
> Deadlines for Application:
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> September 15, 2004 and
>
> November 1, 2004
>
> The goal of the City of Toronto?s Wet Weather Flow Management Master Plan,
is to reduce
>
> and ultimately eliminate the adverse effects of wet weather flow (runoff
that is generated
>
> when it rains or snows). When implemented, it will make our streams,
rivers and waterfront
>
> cleaner and healthier.
>
> Public involvement is a key part of the Wet Weather Flow Management Master
Plan process.
>
> The City of Toronto aims to implement the WWFMMP in a cooperative manner,
involving
>
> Toronto and Region Conservation, government agencies and community groups,
with an
>
> emphasis on private stewardship and community involvement.
>
> For further information or a copy of the application package which
contains specific details
>
> about eligibility and criteria for funding please visit:
>
> http://www.trca.on.ca/water_protection/remedial/
>
> You may also e-mail/call:
>
> cpswm@trca.on.ca


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