MMW - Important Dates


Important Dates

It is necessary to plan ahead because designing a successful monitoring program requires many steps to be completed. Most ideally, groups should start planning and organizing the fall before they want to start a monitoring program. Because sampling generally occurs between April-October, funding applications will be due February 1st starting in 2022 and funds will be awarded by March 1st. As the program is new in 2021, priority will be given to funding applications received by March 1st and groups will be selected for funding by April 1st. Prior to receiving funding, groups need to have approved SAPs and SOPs on file. Working with MMW personnel the previous fall gives ample time for editing and approval to occur.

Important Dates for 2021

Mar 1st 2021 - Funding applications are due for the MMW Laboratory Analyses Funding and MMW Gear Funding

*Please contact us to find out if funding is still available if the funding deadline has already passed. For 2021 there is more flexibility in the schedule as the program is newly launching.

Apr 1st 2021 - Groups that applied by March 1st will be notified of their funding application status

Apr-Jun 2021 - On the ground trainings will be held (as needed) in the field to train groups in methodologies. Training sessions may be held other times of the year depending on need

Apr-Oct 2021 – Sampling is generally completed during this time frame

Nov-Dec 2021 - Groups planning to conduct monitoring in 2022 should work with MMW to write/review SAP drafts during this time. Working to draft SAPs during this time provides MMW staff time to provide feedback or any needed assistance and also allows groups to make any necessary changes.

Starting in 2022

Jan 1st - SAP draft due for groups to be eligible to apply for MMW funding the same calendar year

Feb 1st – Approved SAP must be on file for groups to be eligible to apply for MMW funding the same calendar year

Feb 1st – Funding applications are due for the MMW Laboratory Analyses Funding and MMW Gear Funding

Mar 1st – Groups will be notified of their funding application status

Mar-Jun – On the ground trainings will be held (as needed) in the field to train groups in methodologies. Training sessions may be held other times of the year depending on need

Apr-Oct – Sampling is generally completed during this time frame

Nov-Dec - Groups planning to conduct monitoring the following year should work with MMW to write/review SAP drafts during this time. Working to draft SAPs during this time provides MMW staff time to provide feedback or any needed assistance and also allows groups to make any necessary changes.

 
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