The nomination period for the Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program (WRRSP) is changing this year to Aug. 1 – 31, 2019. This change allows more time for the pre-nomination site visits now required to nominate a project. Another potential change for the WRRSP program in 2020 will involve increased focus on projects that are located in the Western Basin of Lake Erie.
This highly competitive program can provide grant-like financial assistance to stream and wetland protection and restoration projects. Because of its competitiveness, and the complex nature of the projects themselves, potential applicants should start early to get ready for the upcoming nomination cycle, including scheduling the required pre-nomination site visit with WRRSP staff.
In recent years, up to $15 million per year has been available for sponsorship. We envision that funding level will continue into program year 2020. To assist interested parties in finding out more about the WRRSP program, and the changes envisioned for PY 2020, Ohio EPA hosted a webinar on April 24, 2019. Questions? Please contact: Angela Adkins, Tom Harcarik or Steve Malone at (614) 644-2798.