EPA San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund 2022 Requests for Applications NOW OPEN

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$29 million in Federal funding available for Bay Restoration and Climate Resilience Projects.

We are pleased to inform you that the EPA's San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund (SFBWQIF) FY 2022 RFA (also known as ‘request for applications’) AND the BIL-SFBWQIF FY22 RFA are now OPEN.

Proposed projects must be within the nine Bay Area counties that drain to San Francisco Bay.  Proposals must be submitted through Grants.gov on or before the submission deadline of September 20, 2022 at 9:00pm Pacific Standard Time.

Under the SFBWQIF RFA, EPA is accepting applications for approximately $24 million in grant funding to protect and restore San Francisco Bay watersheds and wetlands. Selected projects will receive between $1,000,000 and $3 million to focus on water quality results, such as restoration of impaired waters and enhancement of wetland habitat.  Applicants must provide a minimum 50% non-federal match.

Under the BIL-SFBWQIF RFA, EPA is accepting applications for approximately $5 million in grant funding specifically to expand the SFBWQIF’s focus on building climate resilience in underserved communities. Funding is to support projects in the range of $200,000 to $1 million to advance the Biden Administration’s goal of investing in America’s infrastructure and delivering environmental and public health benefits for communities with environmental justice concerns. There is NO match requirement. This is the first time the SFBWQIF has been able to offer a pot of money that focuses on inequities in the access to Federal funding and implementation of projects and climate resilience in underserved communities. 

You will find the RFAs on the EPA website and on Grants.gov:


EPA-R9-SFBWQIF-22-01 - Please review the opportunity at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342479.

EPA-I-R9-SFBWQIF-22-02 – Please review the opportunity at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342529.