**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The EPA Gulf of Mexico Division (GMD) is announcing a Request for Applications (RFA) from eligible applicants to demonstrate technologies, approaches and strategies to reduce nutrient pollution. This must include demonstrations of innovative technologies and/or conservation projects that have the potential to reduce excess nutrient loads. This may also include the development and use of innovative approaches or strategies to overcome barriers to adoption of the most effective and efficient ways to reduce nutrient loading. 

Applications must address a nutrient reduction demonstration project with a plan for proof of concept in one of the following areas: 

  • Improving Habitat to Reduce Nutrient Pollution: Projects to enhance or restore riparian and near coastal areas in rural, urban, and  suburban communities to reduce nutrients. 
  • Managing Urban Runoff: Projects to capture, store, filter, and treat runoff to reduce nutrient loads and improve water quality consistent with a broader strategy for watershed protection or restoration.
  • Farmer to Farmer: Projects to reduce nutrient loads while enhancing performance of working lands through conservation practices and to advance the adoption of nutrient management through farmer-led outreach and education networks.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $16,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10-16
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $0

Application Deadline: December 8, 2022

Announcement: https://www.epa.gov/gulfofmexico/us-epa-gulf-mexico-division-funding-opportunity-gulf-mexico-innovative-nutrient