Request For Proposals Now Open
Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Funds
Clean Water Act Section 205(j) Water Quality Planning Funds
Final Proposals Due: Monday, October 16, 2017
The Nonpoint Source Program of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division is pleased to announce that it is now accepting proposals for projects to be awarded under Sections 319 and 205(j) of the Clean Water Act. Clean Water Act Section 319 and 205(j) funds for federal fiscal year 2018 (FY18) will be allocated in the fall of 2017.
On a competitive basis, Clean Water Act Section 319 funds to reduce nonpoint source pollution are available to public and private entities, including local governments, cities, counties, school systems, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, state agencies, federal agencies, watershed groups, for-profit groups, and individuals. Awards to individuals are limited to demonstration projects. Nonpoint source pollution is pollution which results from runoff of contaminants into surface waters or infiltration of contaminants into groundwater. It is generally associated with human land use activities such as agriculture, construction, mineral exploration, recreation, timber harvesting, and urban development. Please note that while the Nonpoint Source Program is accepting proposals for FY18 Section 319 funding, the status of FY18 Section 319 funding is uncertain and the availability of funds is dependent on the Congressional and Presidential federal budget approval process and Wyoming’s actual FY18 allocation. Further updates will be provided to applicants and other interested parties as more information becomes available.
Clean Water Act Section 205(j) funds to address water quality planning and assessment are available to cities, towns, counties, and conservation districts on a competitive basis. The Nonpoint Source Program anticipates receiving the usual $40,000 allocation of 205(j) grant funds in FY18 for projects.
Further information on grant requirements and proposal instructions as well as downloadable copies of required forms are provided in the “Resources” table below. Please be sure to read through the “Memorandum” documents first as these documents will contain detailed information on how to apply for each respective grant.
Please contact Jennifer Zygmunt, Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Coordinator at (307) 777-6080 or email@example.com with any questions.
If you need assistance with identifying Sage Grouse Core Areas as part of preparing a Section 319 grant proposal, please refer to the Greater Sage-Grouse Core Areas (SGCAs) map to help with your proposal (Section VI.D for Section 319 proposals). The map has a “zoom” tool that you can use to zoom to the township and range or to the relevant USGS quadrangle map where your project is located. Additional SGCA information can be found on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Sage-Grouse Management webpage.