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The Wetland Recovery Project's 2012-2013 Community Wetland Restoration Grant Program: Request for Proposals

The Wetland Recovery Project's (WRP) Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2012-2013 Community Wetland Restoration Grant Program is now posted on the WRP's website , under "What's New", with supporting materials under “Projects and Planning”, then “Community Wetland Restoration Grants Program” . Supporting materials include program information, application guidelines, and a proposal template. The Program provides grants of $1,000 to $30,000 for community-based restoration projects in coastal wetlands and watersheds in the southern California region. The purpose of the Program is to further the goals of the WRP Regional Strategy; build local capacity to plan and implement wetland restoration projects; promote community involvement in wetland restoration activities; and foster education about wetland ecosystems.

Proposals should represent projects that are ready to implement. A project should have clearly defined goals and outcomes that can be achieved on the order of a year. Contained in the application guidelines are the criteria that will be used to evaluate proposals, and the schedule for review and approval of potential projects. Projects funded in past cycles of the Program can be found on the WRP website: under “Projects and Planning”, then “Community Wetland Restoration Grants Program”. Moreover, documentation, including proposals, progress reports, photographs, and a short video, from a number of highlighted Community Wetland Restoration Grant Program projects, can be found on the Community Wetland Restoration Grant Program section of the WRP website. These materials may be helpful to an applicant. The proposal due date for this year’s Community Wetland Restoration Grant Program is March 26, 2012. Please contact Shawn Kelly at 805-984-9531 or skelly@scwrp.org if you have any questions about the Program or application process.