DEQ Volunteer Monitoring Program

Funding Sources: State Agency
Deadline: March 31, 2017
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DEQ is currently seeking applications for up to $3,000 from Volunteer Monitoring Programs seeking financial assistance with laboratory sample analysis costs associated with water quality monitoring projects related to nonpoint source pollution. Eligible applicants include non-profit local watershed groups, conservation districts, water quality districts, school systems, county extension services, and county governments. Applicants are required to develop and follow a Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) to guide their efforts and a draft SAP is required to be submitted with the application. DEQ will review and provide comment on draft SAPs and funding will be competitively awarded to selected groups upon DEQ’s acceptance of a final SAP. This program is for laboratory analyses and sample shipping costs, and does not provide funding for any operational costs such as SAP development, travel, monitoring time, or purchasing/maintaining field equipment. For more information, contact Katie Steele 406-444-0549 ksteele2@mt.gov, or Katie Makarowski 406-444-3507kmkarowski@mt.gov or visit DEQ’s website for details: http://deq.mt.gov/Water/WPB/Nonpoint-Source-Program/Volunteer-Monitoring