Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Great Lakes Initiative RFP Webinars

Dec 7: U.S. EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) has announced two webinars about the Great Lakes Request for Proposals (RFP) scheduled for December 9, 2009 and December 16, 2009. On November 23, EPA announced the issuance of the RFP [79 pages, Announcement No: EPA-R5-GL2010-1] which solicits proposals from eligible entities for grants and cooperative agreements to be awarded pursuant to a portion of the $475 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative included in Public Law 111-88, and which is in furtherance of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (the Initiative) announced in February 2009 [See WIMS 11/23/09]. Proposals must be received by EPA by noon Central standard time on January 29, 2010.

The webinar schedule includes: 10:00-10:30 Introduction, How Webinar will work, Overview/General Information; 10:30-10:45 Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern; 10:45-11:00 Invasive Species; 11:00-11:15 Nearshore Health and Nonpoint Source Pollution; 11:15-11:30 Habitat and Wildlife Protection and Restoration; 11:30-11:45 Accountability, Education, Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Partnerships; and, 11:45-Noon Wrap-up. Once registered participants will receive an email confirming registration and including with information needed to join the Webinar.

Access information on registering for the webinars (click here). Access complete information on the RFP (click here).