Gulf of Mexico Program Cooperative Agreements

Funding Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency

The Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) is a non-regulatory program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) founded to facilitate collaborative actions to protect, maintain, and restore the health and productivity of the Gulf of Mexico in ways consistent with the economic well-being of the Region. To carry out its mission, GMP continues to maintain and expand partnerships with State and Federal agencies, Federally recognized Tribes, local governments and authorities, academia, regional business and industry, agricultural and environmental organizations, and individual citizens and communities.

EPA is seeking technically sound proposals to improve the health of the Gulf of Mexico watershed. Proposals should achieve measurable improvement, quantitatively define environmental results, and provide timeframes for achieving those results.

In addition, the project’s place of performance must be in the Gulf of Mexico region (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida) and its watersheds, including their out-of-geographic region contributory watersheds. 

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Priority Area I: Water Quality Improvement

Priority Area II: Protect, Enhance or Restore Habitat

Priority Area III: Environmental Education and Outreach 

Priority Area IV: Strengthen Community Resilience

Eligibility Requirements

 The following entities are eligible to apply for funding under this announcement; State and local governments, interstate agencies, Tribes, colleges and universities, and other public or non-profit organizations. 

Amount

$500,000

Amount Description

The following is the expected range of awards in each of the priority areas:

1. Priority Area I: Water Quality Improvement. Funds requested may not exceed $800,000; up to 7 awards.

2. Priority Area II: Protect, Enhance or Restore Habitat. Funds requested may not exceed $500,000; up to 7 awards.

3. Priority Area III: Environmental Education and Outreach. Funds requested may not exceed $200,000; up to 5 awards.

4. Priority Area IV: Strengthen Community Resilience. Funds requested may not exceed $300,000; up to 7 awards. 

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Curriculum Development
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

July 31, 2018