potential research funding: climate change impacts on coral reefs
West.Jordan at EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV
West.Jordan at EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV
Wed Aug 29 14:09:24 EDT 2001
The Global Change Research Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency is soliciting proposals from U.S. states, territories, tribes and
local government agencies interested in assessing the potential impacts of
climate change and variability on water quality and/or aquatic ecosystems
(including coral reefs).
Universities and non-profit organizations may apply for assistance under
this program if they will use EPA funds to provide support to U.S.
state/tribal/other local government agencies.
The summary description provided below includes a website address where
further documentation and forms can be obtained.
**Please do not use the "reply" function to respond to this posting.**
For further information, please contact: David Kelley, National Center for
Environmental Assessment, by email (kelley.dave at epa.gov), phone
(202-564-3263), or fax (202-564-2268).
ANNOUNCING: Request for Applications
WHAT: Funding for Cooperative Agreements with EPA's Global Change Research
POTENTIAL APPLICANTS: State/Tribal/Other Local Government Agencies
SUBJECT: Assess climate change impacts on water quality and aquatic
ecosystems, and options that local groups (e.g., states, tribes) could use
to prepare for, adapt to, and cope with these changes
TITLE: A Request for Applications for Cooperative Agreements to Provide
Assistance to U.S. State/Tribal/or Other Local Government Agencies to
Conduct Location-Specific Assessments of the Impacts of Climate Change and
Variability on Aquatic Ecosystems and Water Quality
WEBSITE: Information about the request for applications is available on the
Global Change Research Program's website:
http://www.epa.gov/globalresearch/ (Click on the newsreel and follow
the instructions to download the solicitation, an application kit, and a
list of resources that may be helpful to applicants.)
The solicitation can also be accessed from the National Center for
Environmental Assessment's website:
A Request for Applications for Cooperative Agreements to Provide
Assistance to State/Tribal/Other Local Government
Agencies to Conduct Location-Specific Assessments of the
Climate Change and Variability on Aquatic Ecosystems and
The EPA's Global Change Research Program within the Office
of Research and
Development is issuing a "Request for Applications" (RFA)
for cooperative agreements to
provide assistance to state/tribal/other local government
agencies to conduct
location-specific assessments of the impacts of global
change on aquatic ecosystems and
water quality. (For the purposes of this solicitation,
"local" describes any entity that operates
at a smaller spatial scale than the regional or national
scale. Examples include states, tribes,
U.S. territories, counties, municipalities, and
watersheds.) In addition, universities and
non-profit organizations may apply for assistance under
this program if they will use EPA
funds to provide support to state/tribal/other local
Specifically, funding recipients will assess the potential
effects of climate change and
variability on water quality (with respect to drinking water,
wastewater treatment, surface
water, and/or ground water) and/or the effects on aquatic
ecosystems (streams, rivers,
lakes, wetlands, estuaries, and/or coral reefs). The purpose of
agreements is to build local capacity by providing physical
resources (through cooperative
agreement funding) and technical assistance necessary to
conduct pilot assessment projects.
These pilot projects will help groups that receive funds to
develop the capacity to conduct
additional assessments on their own, and will generate
model methodologies and
approaches that can be applied by other local authorities.
Applicants are encouraged to
develop cooperative relationships with other organizations,
educational institutions, citizens
groups, water quality authorities (e.g., water suppliers,
treatment plants) and/or other
non-federal governmental entities to achieve these
purposes. Any transactions with such
groups involving transfer of EPA funds must comply with
applicable regulations. Awards
are estimated to range from $25,000 to $100,000 total over
a one- to three- year period.
Depending on funding availability, up to approximately
$300,000 will be available to fund
approximately three to six awards.
Applications are due no later than October 18, 2001.
For further information, please contact: David Kelley,
National Center for Environmental
Assessment, by email (kelley.dave at epa.gov), phone
(202-564-3263), or fax
USE THE NCEA OR GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM WEBSITES FOR OFFICIAL
VERSIONS OF THESE DOCUMENTS OR CONTACT DAVE KELLEY FOR PAPER COPIES.
1) Regarding the last page of the solicitation, the complete Express
Address is 808 17th Street, NW. The rest of the address is correct.
2) The Application file attached is quite long ( guidance, directions), you
may want to request a hard-copy from Dave Kelley to fill out the
Jordan M. West, Ph. D.
AAAS/EPA Science and Engineering Fellow
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
ORD/NCEA/Global Change Research Program
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue (Mail Code 8601D)
Washington, DC 20460
e-mail: west.jordan at epa.gov
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