Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Team Project Support

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has been designated to receive federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Team Project Initiative. The work funded by this initiative advances outcomes identified in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Each year, certain outcomes are chosen by the Chesapeake Bay Program as top priorities to address, and these stretch across all Goal Implementation Teams (GIT) and workgroups. For more information about the initiative, view how the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership is organized into committees, goal implementation teams, workgroups and action teams here.

What this funds: Offerors may bid on the below scope:

  • Scope of Work 9: Methods to Integrate Co-Benefits of Toxic Contaminant Reduction into Decision-Making Tools

Contaminants in urban areas, primarily polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have caused fish consumption advisories and degraded the health of fish. In some areas, a portion of people’s diet depend on consuming locally caught fish that are a risk to eat.  State agencies and local governments who manage water quality and recreational fishing need improved information to mitigate toxic contaminants, and information on how they can take advantage of ongoing nutrient and sediment reduction efforts to achieve co-benefits of PCB reduction. The project will develop methods and provide improved information on the removal efficiencies for PCBs from select urban contaminant Best Management Practices (BMPs). The results would be put into Chesapeake Assessment Scenario Tool or CAST to better quantify toxic contaminant reduction of PCBs.

This funding is from the CFDA # 66.466.

How much can be awarded: Scope #9:  $56,000

Is match required: Match is encouraged but is not required.

Who can apply: Both non-profit organizations AND for-profit entities

Application Process: The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s applications are all submitted though an online system. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact this program’s manager, Sarah Koser at 410-974-2941, ext. 106 or at

Program Status: CLOSED

Scope of Work 9:  Methods to Integrate Co-Benefits of Toxic Contaminant Reduction into Decision-Making Tools (Maximum Request: $56,000)

View the RFP, here.

Deadline was: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 4pm EST Extended to Thursday, June 3 at 4pm EDT

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