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Puget Sound Scientific Studies and Technical Investigations Assistance

Request for Applications

The application period is closed. Applications were due on March 9, 2010.

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Request for Applications (applications were due on March 9)
Region 10 is soliciting applications for focused scientific studies and technical investigations that will assist with developing, monitoring, evaluating, or informing key programs or strategies for implementing the Action Agenda to restore and protect the greater Puget Sound ecosystem.

The Request for Applications (PDF) (37pp. 262K) seeks studies or investigations that will directly assist or support the attainment of priority environmental outcomes necessary for protecting and restoring the greater Puget Sound ecosystem.

In 2009, EPA approved the Puget Sound Action Agenda, Washington State’s renewed commitment to clean up, restore, and protect Puget Sound by 2020. The Action Agenda is approved as the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for Puget Sound under the National Estuary Program described in 320 of the Clean Water Act.

This solicitation seeks to support the 2009-2011 Biennial Science Work Plan for Puget Sound which identifies some of the high-priority science activities needed to effectively implement, evaluate, and track the progression of the Action Agenda toward achievement of specific protection and restoration goals.

Relevant goals to address include both short term environmental targets already identified and also longer term environmental targets and outcomes that still need to be identified and tracked through 2020.

Eligible Applicants
State and federal agencies, institutions of higher learning, tribal governments and technical consortia, units of local government, special purpose districts, conservation districts, watershed planning units, local management boards, salmon recovery lead entities, regional fisheries enhancement groups, and non-profit entities are eligible to apply.

Technical Investigations that Support the Restoration and Protection of Puget Sound
The scientific studies and technical investigations sought through the anticipated Request for Applications (RFA) will:
Eligible Activities
The solicitation will encourage multifaceted applications that support identification and achievement of priority environmental outcomes including but not limited to: Therefore, a wide range of studies and investigations will be eligible for funding under the RFA including, but not limited to, those that address: Specific examples of eligible activities include: Evaluation of Applications
All applications determined eligible based on a threshold eligibility review will be evaluated against specific criteria described in the full RFA. In general, successful applications will:

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