Project Proposal Format

Cover page 
  1. The cover page identifies the project, the “lead agency” and the budget summary.
  2. The project title, located near the top of the page, should be consistent throughout the entire proposal.  There should be an identification that this proposal is for a CWA §319 Project.
  3. State the entity (lead agency) that is implementing the project and requesting the money and thier contact information (organization name, mailing address, phone and Email).
  4. Include the date of submittal and a budget summary.  The budget summary lists only the requested amount of §319 funds, the amount of match and the total project amount. 
  5. Include the 303(d) stream list code and TMDL sub-watershed number.  

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Project summary - The project summary is a brief description (abstract) of the project.   The project summary should be presented in narrative form, not as a list.  Note: Be brief; each component should only contain a few sentences. The summary should provide the following information: 
  1. Background (overview and problem descriptions)
  2. Goals and objectives
  3. Methods employed (measures of success)

Background - This section lays out the foundation for the entire proposal.  From this section any reviewer should be able to learn the “where, what, when, why and who” of the entire project.  This section establishes the need for the project, its justification and the credibility of the organization applying for the funds.  

Watershed information and location:  All proposed projects must provide the following information: 
  • Name of the specific sub-watershed and its HUC-code
  • TMDL sub-watershed (SWS) number and 303(d) list stream code
  • Note: Submitting a map with the proposal is very helpful 

For example: Project site is Morris Creek (WVK-70) of the Hughes Creek-Kanawha River (HUC12 - 050500060306) of the Upper Kanawha (HUC8 - 05050006) in TMDL subshed (7004).  Click-Here to download a spreadsheet that contains stream codes, HUC12, HUC10 and HUC8 watersheds; Click-Here to download the pdf.

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