EPA offers watershed assistance grants

The EPA and the River Network are providing grants of up to $30,000 to community-based watershed groups who compete successfully for the 2001 Watershed Assistance Grants (WAG) awards.

June 6, 2001--The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with River Network, is providing grants of up to $30,000 to community-based watershed groups who compete successfully for the 2001 Watershed Assistance Grants (WAG) awards.

The WAG program aims to support the organizational capacity of watershed partnerships in the United States, so that watershed problems can be identified and resolved by local stakeholders.

This is a highly competitive, national grant program, with only 6% of applicants receiving grants in the last two years of the program. Applications must be postmarked by July 20, 2001.

The WAG selection criteria and application are available on-line at www.rivernetwork.org/howwecanhelp/howwag_2001cri.cfm.

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