319 Nonpoint Source Pollution ProgramFunder Name or Agency: Montana DEQ
Funding Sources: State Agency
Elligible Entities: Federal Agency, State Agency, Local Government and Utility Districts, Non-Profit Organization
Deadline: September 10, 2018
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The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is pleased to announce that the fiscal year 2019, 319 grant Call for Applications is now available. The goal of the 319 program is to reduce and prevent nonpoint source pollution. Nonpoint source pollution typically comes from diffuse sources such as agriculture, forestry, abandoned mine lands, urban/suburban stormwater, septic systems, hydrologic modification, and transportation networks. Each year, DEQ receives approximately $900k from USEPA to fund on-the-ground projects and some limited outreach and education activities.
This funding opportunity is open to nonprofit organizations with a 501c3 tax status, as well as local, state, and federal government entities. Projects must address water quality impairments found on the current Montana List of Impaired Waters (searchable at www.cwaic.mt.gov). Projects must also implement a DEQ-accepted Watershed Restoration Plan (a map and copies of accepted plans can be found at http://deq.mt.gov/Water/WPB/Nonpoint-Source-Program/Watershed-Restoration-Planning). Application materials are DUE BY 2:00 PM ON 9/10/2018. Funding for successful applications will become available mid-summer of 2019. A 40% non-federal funds match is required.
For detailed information on project eligibility, sponsor eligibility, and the application process, visit the DEQ Nonpoint Source 319 Project Funding website. Project sponsors are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the DEQ nonpoint source staff prior to 9/01/2018 to discuss potential projects and restoration techniques. Staff may also be available for site visits.