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Federal Clean Water Act Grants

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:

  •  Local governments
  •  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. 


To sign up for future announcements from the Division of Water Restoration Assistance on the availability of 319 Grants and other water project funding, please enter your email address below.

Selected Projects

Annual Work Plans

Annual Reports


Last Modified:
December 8, 2017 - 11:48am

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