66.964: Geographic Programs - Chesapeake Bay Program Implementation, Regulatory/Accountability and Monitoring Grants
Alternate Name: Chesapeake Bay Program CBIG, CBRAP and Monitoring Grants
Sept. 19, 2022
Sept. 19, 2022
The EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) awards annual grants to states, tribes and local governments that are signatories to the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement to reduce and prevent pollution and to improve the living resources in the Chesapeake Bay. Grants are awarded for implementation projects, regulatory/accountability, and monitoring, as well as other related activities. EPA's funding priority is to achieve the goals and objectives established in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement through the implementation of the management strategies. More detail on these can be found at http://www.chesapeakeprogress.com. Funded projects have helped support the commitments set forth in Chesapeake Executive Council agreements and amendments (The Chesapeake Bay Agreement of 1983 through the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement) and subsequent directives, adoption statements, endorsements and resolutions to expand and strengthen cooperative efforts to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay. These grants are generally awarded non-competitively through allocation formulas provided in program guidance: • Chesapeake Bay Regulatory and Accountability (CBRAP) grants: These grants are awarded to the signatory jurisdictions to aid in implementing and expanding their regulatory, accountability, assessment, compliance, and enforcement capabilities to meet the Water Quality Goal for the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and the Bay TMDL. • Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grants (CBIG): These grants are awarded non-competitively to the signatory jurisdictions for implementation of the management strategies and their two-year Logic & Action Plans developed for each of the applicable outcomes identified in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. • Monitoring Grants: These grants are awarded to signatory jurisdictions for enhanced monitoring and assessment of nutrient and sediment loads, habitat quality, benthic community conditions, and trends of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. These grants are generally awarded non-competitively through allocation formulas.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants (Discretionary)
State, tribal, and local governments that are signatories of the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Tribes must be federally recognized. Non-profits and for-profit organizations are not eligible. Under section 117(e)(1)(A) and 117(e)(1)(B), respectively, funds are available for implementation, regulatory and accountability, and monitoring grants to signatory jurisdictions.
The general public including recreational and commercial users of the natural resources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.