Grant: $1,336,300 - Environmental Protection Agency - May. 20, 2009
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Award Description: This ARRA grant supports water quality management planning activities in Florida. The specific activities being funded are 1) under contract with SAIC (private contractor), development of basin management plans--specific plans for watershed restoration--in the Upper Ocklawaha, Middle St. Johns, Wekiva, St. Lucie, Upper Peace, Pensacola, Indian River Lagoon, and Suwannee basins; and 2) under agreement with the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD, a regional water management entity), identification of pathways, travel times and potential sources of groundwater nutrient contamination to the Silver Springs group (nutrients being the primary threat to springs in Florida). As required by section 604(b) of the Clean Water Act, at least 40% of the funds ($535,000) are being allocated to a regional organization (SJRWMD) for implementation of the Silver Springs nutrient project; remaining funds are being contracted with SAIC for basin management planning in the basins identified above.
Project Description: During the quarter ending 9/30/09, DEP entered into contract with SAIC for the basin management planning activities identified in the award description. An $801,226 task assignment was issued on 8/26/09 for the contractor to provide technical assistance, conduct public outreach, organize meetings, develop meeting preparation, and conduct other tasks necessary to develop the referenced basin management plans. Two invoices from the contract were received at the very end of the quarter--expenditures (disbursements) will be reflected next quarter. DEP has also entered into contract with the St. Johns River Water Management District for $535,000 to conduct the nutrient evaluation for the Silver Springs group referenced in the award description. No invoices from the contractor had been received by 9/30/09.
Jobs Summary: Because contractor work was just getting underway during the quarter ending 9/30/09 and no invoice documentation was received until the very end of the quarter, no jobs information is available for reporting. Job reporting will begin next quarter. The types of jobs expected to be created involve program managers, senior scientists, hydrologists, GIS specialists, surveyors, geologists, and similar positions. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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