The purpose of this RFP is to invite entities experienced in various aspects of fisheries, watershed science and policy, watershed stewardship, climate change, wetlands, toxics, and other watershed issues to submit proposals to the Chesapeake Bay Trust. The Trust has been designated to receive federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Chesapeake Bay Program Goal Implementation Team Project Initiative. The work to be supported will advance outcomes from the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Fifteen specific outcomes from several management goals have been identified as top priorities to address, and these stretch across all Goal Implementation Teams (GITs) and workgroups. The Funding is supplied by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
This program and request for proposals includes fifteen components separated into fifteen individual scopes of work. Two scopes of work focus on fisheries issues, three focus on habitat issues, three focus on water quality issues, two focus on healthy watershed topics, three focus on citizen stewardship topics, one focuses on leadership, and one focuses on climate goals. Offerors can bid on one or more of the individual scopes of work, with each scope of work addressed in a separate proposal.