Virginia DEQ Inviting Proposals for Citizen Water-quality Monitoring Grants for 2017; Applications Due August 31, 2016

Through August 31, 2016, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is inviting proposals for citizen water-quality monitoring grants for 2017. The grants will be awarded competitively and have a maximum award of $10,000, but grants of $1000 and $4000 are also anticipated.  The grants are to cover project activities from January 1 to December 31, 2017; a final report on the use of the grants funds will be due by February 16, 2018.  Any organization that involves citizen volunteers in water-quality monitoring in Virginia is eligible to apply.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) information is available online at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/WaterQualityMonitoring/CitizenMonitoring.aspx.

For more information, contact Stuart Torbeck, Va. DEQ Data Liaison, at (804) 698-4461 or charles.torbeck@deq.virginia.gov.

The Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC) provided information for this post.  More information on the VWMC is available online at http://www.vwmc.vwrrc.vt.edu/.

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