2013-15 Biennial Municipal Stormwater Grants of Regional or Statewide Significance


  Final Offer and Applicant List - October 31, 2013

Ecology is pleased to announce that the Final Offer and Applicant List for the 2013-15 Biennial Municipal Stormwater Grants of Regional or Statewide Significance is available at the link below:

2013-15 Final Offer and Applicant List

 

IMPRORTANT SCHEDULE UPDATES - September 13, 2013

All project proposals must be RECEIVED by Ecology no later than 4:30 on October 1, 2013. Applications will not be accepted after this time regardless of postmark date. Applications may be sent via

US Mail to:

Department of Ecology
Water Quality Program
Municipal Stormwater Permit Program (Attn: Abbey Stockwell)
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600

Overnight Mail or Hand Delivery to:

Department of Ecology
Water Quality Program
Municipal Stormwater Permit Program (Attn: Abbey Stockwell)
300 Desmond Drive S.E.
Lacey, WA 98503


Final Offer and Applicant list will be available on October 31, 2013.


Project completion date is February 28, 2015. Ecology may consider a project extension up to June 30, 2015, based on project performance.
 



Ecology is pleased to announce the latest funding opportunity for the FY2013 Municipal Stormwater Grants of Regional or Statewide Significance is now available at the link below.

The 2012 State Legislature provided $2.2M through appropriation for projects of regional or statewide significance to support the implementation of the Municipal Stormwater General Permits effective in August 2013.

Projects are expected to complete by January 31, 2015.

Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are cities, towns, and counties covered by one of the following NPDES Municipal Stormwater General Permits:

Following is the tentative Schedule for this funding opportunity. Ecology will also email the permit holder staff contacts with this information.

SCHEDULE (Revised on 9/13/13)

October 1, 2013 Applications due to Ecology Headquarters in Lacey, not later than 4:30pm
October 1 thru 20 Review, Rate, and Rank Proposals
October 31 Final Offer and Applicant List available, Offer Letters mailed
October 31 thru Dec. 6 Grant start date, Negotiate agreements
   
February 28, 2015 Project completion

LINKS

 

If you have questions regarding this funding program, please contact:

Jessica Schwing

Department of Ecology

Water Quality Program

PO Box 47600

Olympia, WA 98504-7600

360-407-6216

jessica.schwing@ecy.wa.gov

 


2013-15 Biennial Municipal Stormwater Capacity Grant Funding



Frequently Asked Questions - 2013-15 Biennial Project-Specific Planning and Design Funding


Ecology is pleased to announce the new 2013-15 Biennial Municipal Stormwater Capacity Grant program. Cities and counties covered by one of the municipal stormwater National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits are eligible for this grant award:

Each eligible city or county will receive a grant award of $50,000 to be used for permit implementation activities.

The grant award process will begin on July 31 with the email notification to recipients and request for the Grant Acceptance Intent Notice to be filled out and returned no later than August 30, 2013. The new funding agreement will be developed from information in the GAIN.

Pre-construction Grant Funding

The 2013 Legislature provided up to $15 million dollars for cities and counties covered by one of the Phase I and II NPDES municipal stormwater permits to complete project-specific planning and design (pre-construction) activities. Eligible cities and counties are receiving funding offers up to $120,000 per community to develop pre-construction activities for stormwater retrofit/LID projects.

Recipients of this funding opportunity agree to the following legislative provision conditions:

Disbursement of Pre-construction Funds

Eligible cities and counties will be asked to identify in the Grant Acceptance Intent Notice (GAIN) that the community is accepting or declining the pre-construction funding offer. If the eligible recipient accepts the offer for pre-construction funding, Ecology will include a separate pre-construction task in the 2013-15 Biennial Municipal Stormwater Capacity Grant funding agreement mentioned above.

The pre-construction task has specific planning and design deliverables and dates to ensure the proposed projects are prepared for application to the 2014 competitive stormwater grant program.

Included in the funding guidance document below is more detailed information on the schedule and funding requirements for pre-construction funding.

 

LINKS

 

If you have questions regarding this funding program, please contact:

Patricia Brommer

Department of Ecology

Water Quality Program

PO Box 47600

Olympia, WA 98504-7600

(360) 407-6566

patricia.brommer@ecy.wa.gov

 


Supplemental Statewide Stormwater Grant Program


UPDATE - August 2, 2013:

We are pleased to announce the Final Offer and Applicant List for the FY2012 Supplemental Statewide Stormwater Grant Program is available at the link below.

The 2012 State Legislature provided $67M through appropriation provisions for statewide stormwater construction projects. Funding offers were made on May 1, 2012 to 117 grant applicants. For varying reasons, a portion of the funding offers were declined or deobligated. Ecology is providing the declined/deobligated funds in a new competitive funding opportunity:
Supplemental Statewide Stormwater Grant Program.

The amount available for the Supplemental Statewide Stormwater Grant Program is $7.629M. Ecology is developing the stormwater grant program guidance and application materials based on the FY2012 stormwater funding criteria and the FY2012 Supplemental Capital Budget language. Projects are expected to complete by June 30, 2015.

Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are cities, towns, counties, and ports covered by one of the following NPDES Municipal Stormwater General Permits:

Following is the tentative Schedule for this funding opportunity. Ecology will also email the permit holder staff contacts with this information.

SCHEDULE

 

May 1 Application period begins (Application and Guidance available below on this date)
June 14 Applications DUE at Ecology Headquarters in Lacey, no later than 5pm
June 15 - July 26 Review, Rate and Rank Proposals
August 2 Final Offer and Applicant List available, Offer letters mailed
August 2 - Dec. 1 Grant start date, Negotiate agreements
June 30, 2015 Project completion

LINKS

 

If you have questions regarding this funding program, please contact:

Patricia Brommer

Department of Ecology

Water Quality Program

PO Box 47600

Olympia, WA 98504-7600

360-407-6566

patricia.brommer@ecy.wa.gov

 


Other Information
 


Regional contact information

Ecology Regional Office Contacts:

Central Regional Office (CRO), 509-575-2490

Grant and Permit Manager - Terry Wittmeier, 509-574-3991, e-mail twit461@ecy.wa.gov

Grant Project Manager - Janel Bistrika, 509-454-7277, email janel.bistrika@ecy.wa.gov


Eastern Regional Office (ERO), 509-329-3400

Grant and Permit Manager - David Duncan, 509-329-3554, e-mail ddun461@ecy.wa.gov

Grant Project Manager - Janel Bistrika, 509-454-7277, email janel.bistrika@ecy.wa.gov

 


Northwest Regional Office (NWRO), 425-649-7000

Grant Project Manager - Melisa Snoeberger, 425-649-7047, e-mail msno461@ecy.wa.gov

Grant Project Manager - Heather Khan, 425-649-7003, e-mail hkha461@ecy.wa.gov

 

Permit Manager - Anne Dettelbach, 425-649-7093, e-mail adet461@ecy.wa.gov

Permit Manager - Rachel McCrea, 425-649-7223, e-mail rmcc461@ecy.wa.gov


Bellingham Field Office (BFO)

Permit Manager - Christina Maginnis, 360-715-5212, e-mail cmag461@ecy.wa.gov


Southwest Regional Office (SWRO), 360-407-6300

Manager - Deborah Cornett, 360-407-7269, e-mail dcor461@ecy.wa.gov

Permit Manager - Lisa Cox, 360-690-7120, e-mail lcox461@ecy.wa.gov

Permit Manager - Chris Montague-Breakwell, 360-407-6364, e-mail cmon461@ecy.wa.gov

Grant Project Manager - David Mora, 360-407-7320, email damo461@ecy.wa.gov@ecy.wa.gov

Grant Project Manager - Nikki Guillot, 360-690-4782, email nikki.guillot@ecy.wa.gov

 

Financial Assistance - General:

(Lacey Headquarters)

 

 

Stormwater Engineer/Technical Support:

 

Patricia Brommer, 360-407-6566 e-mail patb461@ecy.wa.gov

Jeff Nejedly, 360-407-6572, e-mail jnej461@ecy.wa.gov

Jessica Schwing, 360-407-6216, e-mail jess461@ecy.wa.gov

 

Doug Howie, 360-407- 6444, e-mail doho461@ecy.wa.gov

Dan Gariepy, 360-407-6470, e-mail dan.gariepy@ecy.wa.gov

Amanda Heye, 360-407-6457, e-mail amanda.heye@ecy.wa.gov

 

 

 

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