Funding for Non-point Source Pollution BMPs

 

The FDEP Nonpoint Source Management Section administers grant money it receives from EPA through Section 319(h) of the Federal Clean Water Act. These grant funds can be used to implement projects or programs that will help to reduce nonpoint sources of pollution. Projects or programs must be conducted within the state's NPS priority watersheds, which are the state's SWIM watersheds and National Estuary Program waters. All projects should include at least a 40% nonfederal match. 

 

Examples of fundable projects include: 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, etc. All approved projects will be contracted with the Department of Environmental Protection and managed by the staff of the Nonpoint Source Management Section. Project proposals are due each year in spring with project selection completed by September.

 

EPA has the program's guidelines available on the internet.

and FDEP's are below at:

 

FY2018 Section 319(h) Application Guidance with Application & Attachments

 

Section 319(h) Education Grant Application Guidance with Application & Attachments

 

Please note, you may apply to both the FY2018 319(h) Grant and the new 319(h) Education Grant. Due to the source of the 319(h) Education Grant funds, only those applicants located within an adopted or will-be-adopted-by-Summer-2017 BMAPs are eligible. If you have an education outreach project not located in an adopted BMAP, you may still be eligible to receive the FY2018 319(h) Grant.

 

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Kate Merchant at 850-245-2952 or kathryn.merchant@dep.state.fl.us, or Katie Britt at 850-245-2938 or katherine.britt@dep.state.fl.us.  

 

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