The Nonpoint Source Management Section administers grant money it receives from EPA through Section 319(h) of the Federal Clean Water Act. These grant funds (319 Grants) can be used to implement projects or programs that will help reduce nonpoint sources of pollution. All projects must include at least a 40 percent nonfederal match (with the exception that a State Revolving Fund loan, although federal, can be used as nonfederal match).
Who is Eligible
The following Florida entities are eligible:
Water management districts
Other state agencies
Other entities may also be eligible depending on the current year's Eligibility Guidance (see below).
What is Eligible
Examples of fundable projects or programs include, but are not limited to:
Demonstration and evaluation of best management practices (BMPs)
Nonpoint pollution reduction in priority watersheds
Ground water protection from nonpoint sources
Public education programs on nonpoint source management
How to Apply
Project proposals are due each year in spring, and projects to receive funding are selected by September of that year through the submission of an annual work plan by the department and approval by EPA. Copies of annual work plans can be obtained below.
Deadline is March 9, 2018 by Close of Business (5PM EST)
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