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Notice of Funding Availability RFA - Anacostia Gateway Wetland Restoration

NOTICE OF FUNDING & PARTNERSHIP AVAILABILITY
Anacostia “Gateway” Wetland Restoration Project

Request for Applications

The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) announces a request for applications to identify collaborative partners for DDOE’s grant submission to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service, Restoration Center.  This is an effort to promote open competition among prospective collaborative partners. 

Collaborative partners will support DDOE’s efforts to fulfill the NOAA’s funding opportunity goals and objectives.  DDOE will act as the lead agency in an application for grant funding to restore up to twelve acres of wetland and restore hydraulic connectivity to the mainstem of the Anacostia River; monitor the impact of this restoration work on NOAA trust species; control invasive species prior to and after construction; and provide opportunities for community recreation and engagement.  Pending the award, DDOE may have available up to approximately five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for invasive control and community engagement work and up to approximately three million ($3,000,000) for design, permitting and construction work related to the wetland restoration.

For details regarding the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service funding opportunity, please visit the following website: http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/funding/coastalrestoration.html

The Request for Applications will also be at http://www.opgd.dc.gov under “District Grants Clearinghouse” beginning February 1st, 2013.  You may also request an email version of the application by writing to Peter Hill at: peter.hill@dc.gov.

The deadline for electronic submission of the Co-applicant and Collaborative Partner Application is Friday, February 8, 2013 at 5pm. NO HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION AT THIS TIME. Notifications will be made via email beginning Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

For additional information, please contact Peter Hill at (202) 535-2241.