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FW: FFY 2010 319 NPS Competitive Grant Program, New Non Federal Match Opportunit  Cohen, Russ (FWE)
 Mar 11, 2009 07:04 PST 
Fyi in case you're not already aware of this.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peirce, Jane (DEP)
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 11:05 AM

For Intra-Agency Policy Deliberations Only

Good morning

I want to make you aware of a very important and exciting change in the
319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Competitive Grants Program
for the upcoming grant round, FFY 2010. (The RFR will be issued on
April 1, 2009. - see more info at

The requirement for a 40% non-federal match has always been challenging
for 319 applicants. It's not only a large percentage to contribute, but
the requirement to time the match contribution simultaneously with the
signed contract has meant that up-front work to do site work,
engineering, plans, and permitting could not be counted toward the

New for FFY 2010, the up-front project development work, including site
work and designs, may be eligible to be counted as match. There are a
few strings, of course...(see how to access an explanatory fact sheet
posted on Comm-Pass below). First and foremost, proposal writing itself
is NOT eligible. Up-front eligible match must happen on or after
October 1, 2008, through the life of the project contract. All other 319
match eligiblility rules still apply.   

We've also clarified how other projects within the subwatershed can be
counted toward the project match contribution.

Because these are new guidelines, we anticipate that an additional level
of scrutiny will be applied to proposals that include up-front match.
Therefore, applicants should be scrupulous about providing complete
details including cost, timing, relevance, and documentation in their

We hope this helps. Please call or email if you have any questions
about this or any other aspect of the program.


Jane Peirce
s. 319 Program Coordinator
DEP/DMS, 627 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
ph: 508-767-2792
fax: 508-791-4131

To access the fact sheet, go to http://www.comm-pass.com, click on
"Search for Solicitations", then enter BRP 2009-02 into the "Keywords"
box. Next, click on the phrase "There are 1 Solicitation(s) found that
match your search criteria", then click on the "eyeglasses" symbol to
view the solicitation, then click on the "Intent" tab, then click on the
eyeglasses symbol next to "Match Documentation" to view the fact sheet.
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