FORT POINT CHANNEL OPERATIONS BOARD
Boston, MA – Grant Announcement – March 16, 2012
Pilot Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Grant Program
1. GRANT OPPORTUNITY SUMMARY:
A. PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR: The Fort Point Channel Operations Board (“FPCOB”) requests proposals for the Pilot Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Grant Program. Projects must include either capital improvements or public programming within the Fort Point Channel.
B. OVERVIEW AND GOALS: The Pilot Grant Program provides financial resources for capital improvements and public programming within and along the Fort Point Channel as envisioned in the City of Boston’s Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Plan.
The Pilot Grant Program seeks to provide activation of the Fort Point Channel with various capital improvements and programming throughout the year. Funding for the Pilot Grant Program is from the Chapter 91 Waterways Regulations License #11419 for Russia Wharf. The funds are held in escrow by the FPCOB.
C. ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: Projects that construct capital improvements within the Fort Point Channel or develop creative water-based programming within and around the edge of the Fort Point Channel for the general public will be considered. These projects can include:
- Capital Improvements - Projects that include the construction of new water-based infrastructure that further implements the City of Boston’s Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Plan will be considered.
- Public Programming - Projects that include the development of new public programming that activate the Fort Point Channel including but not limited to public events, new public art installations, and public education installations.
E. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due 5:00 p.m. April 20, 2012.
F. FUNDING AVAILABILITY: The FPCOB expects to award up to $50,000 in total funding for the 2012 Pilot Grant Program. Applicants can request up to $50,000 in funding.
G. ANTICIPATED DURATION OF CONTRACT(S): Contracts are expected to be awarded by May 15, 2012. Projects must be completed by May 1, 2013.
H. CONTACT INFORMATION: Richard McGuinness, Deputy Director for Waterfront Planning Boston Redevelopment Authority
2. Performance and Contract Specifications
A. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: To be eligible, an organization must be tax-exempt or operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a tax-exempt nonprofit. For profit organizations may be eligible, at the discretion of the Fort Point Channel Operations Board, if the project constitutes a not-for-profit, public, eligible project.
B. ELIGIBLE PROJECT(S)/SCOPE(S) OF WORK: Projects must meet all of the following eligibility criteria, as determined by the Fort Point Channel Operations Board:
- Projects must fall into one of the following categories:
Projects that include the construction of new water-based infrastructure that further implements the City of Boston’s Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Plan will be considered.
Projects that include new public programming that activates the Fort Point Channel including the following:
- Public Events
- New Public Art Installations
- Public Education Installations
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