Goals and Objectives

This important section outlines the anticipated load reductions, educational outputs and restoration benefits of the project.  US EPA guidelines for §319 grants requires that each proposal estimate the nonpoint load reductions the project should achieve. When models are used to make these estimates the name and description of the model must be included.  Any project that seeks to reduce nutrients, restore and protect streambanks to reduce sediment, or reduce the influence of pollution from metals or acidity must provide a numerical goal for the project. In some cases a project may have multiple load reductions and these should be accounted for.  Load tracking tables are a useful tool and should be added to your project proposal and watershed plan when possible.

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If applicable estimate the acres of wetlands restored or created, the feet of streambank restored or stabilized and the length of stream restored. All benefits expected from the project should be explained.  Goals for the educational components of the project should be noted.  This may include, but is not limited to, the number of workshops planned; the number of people trained or educated the number of public relations/education events planned, etc.
 

Project description: In this section the applicant defines the project site and the activities that will occur with the implementation of the project.  The dimensions of the site, problem area or the area to be placed under management should be given. 

  • Project work plan: Describe the activities, structures, BMPs and technologies employed to implement the project.  This should provide enough detail to illustrate that a viable plan has been developed.  Submitting drawings of a conceptual design is optional and may be helpful but do not submit blueprints unless requested.  Requesting § 319 funds for engineering and design is permitted.  Click-Here for more information about work plans. 
  • Partner involvement: Describe how the various partners involved in the project will contribute to its completion.
  • Education and outreach: Describe any efforts to educate the public, public officials or industry by the project.  If applicable and agreeable by the landowner a sign designating the project and the sponsors (i.e. NPS, US EPA and any partners) should be placed at the site during the project and if possible for a short period afterwards. 

Note: If your plan is modified from it's original proposal at any time you must submit a revised workplan for review and approval.  This should be completed in a timely manner so that you can maintain your original schedule.

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