NEIWPCC is requesting proposals for presentations for our National 303(d)/TMDL Webinar Series . Since 2016, this EPA-funded program has offered training and technical assistance to advance CWA Section 303(d) implementation. Webinar participants are state, tribal, and federal 303(d) program personnel from across the US and also include non-governmental stakeholders. These webinars cover a wide range of topics and are all recorded and made available online. For more information on this request, refer to the complete Call for Applications.
Information for Applicants:
- Presentations should be relevant for an audience of state and regional TMDL and 303(d) staff – if a webinar on a general topic is proposed, preference will go to applicants who tailor general topics towards specific 303(d) applications. (i.e. science communication, statistics, GIS modeling)
- Successful applicants will prepare and present at least one webinar of 75 minutes or more at a time to be scheduled with the planning team. This will include preparation of all necessary slides or other materials, review of promotional content, at least 1 planning call with NEIWPCC staff, and at least 1 webinar technology test/practice session.
- Applicants proposing to demonstrate use of any tool or computer program should ensure that the tool is available to and widely used by employees of state and local governments working on 303(d)/TMDL issues. (i.e. free programs, Microsoft Office or web-based tools, R, etc.)
- Some presenters are eligible to receive funding of up to $1,500 per webinar. Eligible presenters include those from non-governmental entities, including nonprofit organizations and private companies or contractors. We are unable to award funding to employees of state or federal governments. To request funding, please complete the linked budget justification form. Funding will be awarded based on availability, applicant justification, and total applicant pool.
- Webinars are hosted on GoToWebinar, which allows presenters to share their screens, poll participants, and solicit questions or comments from participants. We encourage presenters to use these tools to maximize interactivity and engagement.
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly by a planning team consisting of NEIWPCC, EPA, and state TMDL staff. Proposals will next be reviewed during the week of September 7, 2020. Proposals not accepted in a cycle will be considered for subsequent cycles. We anticipate selecting at least 4 proposals for 2020, though this number may vary depending on applicants and scheduling.