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Urban Waters

2011/2012 Request for Proposals (RFP)

The submission deadline for proposals has closed.

This web page will be updated with helpful information for applicants throughout the RFP open period. Please check back frequently.

Urban Waters Small Grants Request for Proposals (RFP) Modifed Date: November 29, 2011 - Regional contacts have been updated for Regions 4, 5 and 7. Modified Date: December 5, 2011 - Regional contacts have been updated for Regions 2, 5 and 10. Clarification also added to Section IV.B(2), page 17, on contacting Regional contacts about questions. Please note the phone number listed on page 14 of the RFP for the Grants and Interagency Agreements Management Division is incorrect. Please see Question H8 on the FAQ page.

For submission questions, please call the helpline at 800.518.4726 or visit For Standard Forms 424 and 424A questions, please complete them as best you can; we will contact you during the application review period if further clarification is needed.


EPA expects to award between $1.8 to $3.8 million in grants for projects across the country that will contribute to improved water quality and community revitalization. The goal of these Urban Waters Small Grants is to fund research, studies, training, and demonstration projects that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality through activities that also support community revitalization and other local priorities. The funding is part of EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their efforts to access, improve, and benefit from their urban waters and the surrounding land. Read full press release.

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