||EPA San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund (SFBWQIF) FY 2017 RFP opened on March 29. The RFP is soliciting proposals that will improve water quality and restore wetlands in San Francisco Bay and its watersheds. The RFP expects to make available approximately $4 million to support projects in the range of $500,000 to $2,000,000. Applicants must provide a minimum 50% non-federal match and projects must be within the nine Bay Area counties that drain to San Francisco Bay.
Since 2008, this competitive grant program has invested over $44 million in 61 projects through 36 grant awards. These projects include over 70 partners who are contributing an additional $153 million to restore wetlands and watersheds, and reduce polluted runoff. This FY 2017 RFP is similar to past solicitations, however, please note that it does include changes to further encourage proposals that benefit disadvantaged communities.