EPA Program Evaluation
From June 18-20, 2018, the 5-year program evaluation of the NBEP by EPA headquarters took place. Passing this evaluation is a requirement to remain eligible for Section 320 Clean Water Act funding. Part of this program evaluation was a site visit by EPA headquarters and the review team where NBEP had the opportunity to:
- demonstrate successes and accomplishments, especially those that are innovative and have technical transfer possibilities;
- expand upon work plan progress summarized in the work plan narrative summary; and
- demonstrate how external factors may be influencing progress toward environmental milestones and targets.
The site visit showcased some of the work our partners have done with the us to foster a greater understanding of the Program and showcase the Estuary Program as a thriving, collaborative, and valuable program.