Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program - National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP)

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The goal of the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP) is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of surface water and groundwater resources through research, education, and extension activities. Projects funded through this program will work to solve water resource problems by advancing and disseminating the knowledge base available to agricultural, rural, and urbanizing communities. Funded projects should lead to science-based decision making and management practices that improve the quality of the Nations surface water and groundwater resources in agricultural, rural, and urbanizing watersheds. See RFA for priority areas. 

Eligibility Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply:
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Other or Additional Information (See below), Private Institutions of Higher Ed, State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
More on Eligibility:
Colleges and universities including but not limited to 1862, 1890, 1994 Land-grant Institutions and Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACU) (as defined in section 1404 of NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3103) are eligible to submit applications for the National Integrated Water Quality Program (NIWQP). Section 1404 of NARETPA was amended by section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246) to define Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs) (see Part III, B. and Part VIII, E. for more information), and to include research foundations maintained by eligible colleges or universities.

Important Dates

Posted Date:
Friday, May 2, 2014
Closing Date:
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Additional Information

For More Information Contact:
James P. Dobrowolski
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Abstracts of Funded Projects:
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Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
If commodity-specific benefits, dollar-for-dollar match required. See RFA for details.
Range of Awards:
$0 - $750,000