Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act
To assist the State, local government, college or university in planning and implementing projects that create, protect, restore and enhance wetlands in coastal Louisiana.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Environmental Protection Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
R6 awarded a cooperative agreement to the State for Phase II of the Bayou Dupont 3 project in the amount of $2,467,918. R6 anticipates awarding a cooperative agreement to the state for the BA-34-2 project in the amount of $1,750,718 before the end of the FY16. .R6 awarded a cooperative agreement to the State for Phase II of the Bayou Dupont 3 project in the amount of $2,467,918. R6 anticipates awarding a cooperative agreement to the state for the BA-34-2 project in the amount of $1,750,718 before the end of the FY16.Fiscal Year 2017
The Bayou Dupont 3, Phase II project was completed. The Phase I BA-34-2 project was completed.Fiscal Year 2018
The Bayou Dupont 3, Phase II project was completed. The Phase I BA-34-2 project was completed. FY 2018 - The BA-34-2, Phase II project cooperative agreement was awarded and the construction was completed. The BA-171, Phase I project was completed and the Phase II cooperative agreement was awarded
Clean Water Act, Section 104(b)(3), Public Law 92-500, 33 U.S.C. 1254(b)(3)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible applicants for assistance include State and local governments, including their universities and colleges. For certain competitive funding opportunities under this assistance listing, the Agency may limit eligibility to compete to a number or subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy.
State and local governments, including their universities and colleges involved in administering coastal wetlands protection, restoration and/or management programs or programs related to or that complement coastal wetlands protection programs.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Regarding pre-application/pre-proposal assistance with respect to competitive funding opportunities under this program description, EPA will generally specify the nature of the pre-application/pre-proposal assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in the competitive announcement. For additional information, contact the individual(s) listed in the competitive announcement.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through https://www.grants.gov. Additional information on applying for EPA grants can be found at: https://www.epa.gov/grants/how-apply-grants
For competitive awards, EPA will review and evaluate applications, proposals, and/or submissions in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria stated in the competitive announcement. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements. Approved projects are awarded by the Regional Administrator.
For competitive awards under this assistance listing, deadlines will be specified in the competitive announcement.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
More than 180 days. Approximately 180 days.
Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures published in 70 FR (Federal Register) 3629, 3630 (January 26, 2005). Copies of these procedures may also be requested by contacting the individual(s) listed as "Information Contacts." Disputes relating to matters other than the competitive selection of recipients will be resolved under 2 CFR 1500 Subpart E, as applicable.
How are proposals selected?
CWPPRA projects to be funded are selected through an annual, publicly-vetted process and ultimately approved by a multi-agency Task Force. If EPA issues a solicitation for applications for a particular project or group of projects, the solicitation will identify specific criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are to be used to protect, restore and enhance coastal wetlands ecosystems through strategic "natural" reintroduction of river water, barrier island/shoreline restoration and application of innovative technologies such as pipeline delivery of new sediment.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance reports must adequately address progress in achieving agreed-upon project/program outputs and environmental outcomes.
Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.
Financial records, including all documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA grant accounts. All records must be maintained for 3 years from the date of submission of the annual financial status report. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is mandatory. 15%. CWPPRA projects require a 15 percent match of the State or local government of which 5% must be submitted in cash to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. These funds are put in an escrow account for the project. Colleges or Universities awarded a grant in support of a CWPPRA project require a 5% match.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The terms of the grant shall be determined at the time of grant award. Assistance disbursement will be determined at the time of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Sondra McDonald, Project Officer, WDAT, USEPA Region 6, 1201 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75270; Office: 214-665-7187; Fax: 214-665-6490; Email: email@example.com
USEPA Region 6, WDAT, 1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270 US
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$34,200,000.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$1,997,636.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$100,000 to $40,000,000. If a Phase I (E&D) project is selected for funding, the estimated amount could be from $1-$6 million. If it is a Phase II (construction) project, the estimate could be up to $40 million.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Awards made under this assistance listing follow the procedures and requirements in 2 CFR 200 and 1500, as applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
R6 awarded a cooperative agreement to the state in the amount of $2,467,918 for the Phase II (construction) of the Bayou Dupont 3 Sediment Delivery Marsh Creation and Terracing project R6 awarded a cooperative agreement to the state in the amount of $2,467,918 for the Phase II (construction) of the Bayou Dupont 3 Sediment Delivery Marsh Creation and Terracing projectFiscal Year 2017
There were no new projects funded in FY2017.Fiscal Year 2018
One new project was funded in FY2018 which was the Caminada Headlines Back Barrier Marsh Creation, BA-171, Phase II project.