FY 2015 and FY 2016 Region 9 Wetland Program Development Grants – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to build or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs as described in Section I, FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION, of this announcement. States, tribes, local government agencies, interstate agencies, and intertribal consortia are eligible to apply under this announcement, as further described herein. Universities that are agencies of a state government are eligible, but must include documentation demonstrating that they are chartered as part of a state government in the proposal submission. Non-profit organizations are not eligible to compete under this RFP. Region 9 Serves Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, 148 Tribal Nations. Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2015.