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EPA Announces New Green Infrastructure Website and Technical Assistance for Communities

EPA is offering contractor assistance to 10-20 communities for green infrastructure technical assistance. Each community selected could receive contractor assistance valued at approximately $50,000 to $100,000. Please see the announcement below for EPA’s new green infrastructure website. More information on EPA’s Request for Letters of Interest (RLI) can be found at this website. Letters of Interest must be received by April 6, 2012.

The assistance will result in one or more of the following outcomes:

  • A quantitative assessment of the water quality and other environmental benefits associated with green infrastructure scenarios;
  • A qualitative assessment of the barriers posed by local codes and ordinances to green infrastructure approaches;
  • Development of design guidance that identifies an appropriate suite of green infrastructure practices for a particular site or context;
  • Evaluation of opportunities to use green infrastructure to address multiple wet weather programs (e.g. MS4, SSO, CSO).

Building on our 2011 Strategic Agenda, EPA’s Green Infrastructure Program is pleased to unveil our new website and to announce the availability of technical assistance to 10-20 partner communities.

Our new website repackages and expands upon our previous website to showcase EPA’s research on green infrastructure and to serve as a gateway to the wealth of resources developed by governmental agencies, academia, non-profits, and the private sector. Stakeholders will be able to consult our website for up-to-date information on green infrastructure publications, tools, and opportunities.

The first opportunity we are announcing through our website is the availability of direct assistance from EPA to facilitate the use of green infrastructure to protect water quality. Technical assistance will be provided through EPA contract support, and will be directed to watersheds/sewersheds with significant water quality degradation associated with urban stormwater. The total EPA assistance available is approximately $950,000, and will be distributed among 10-20 projects. The value of the assistance available to each project will be approximately $50,000 – $100,000. Letters of interest must be received by April 6, 2012.

http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/index.cfm#tabs-1
http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/gi_support.cfm#CommunityPartnerships

Tamara Mittman
US EPA Office of Water, Water Permits Division
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
202.564.1093

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