Through the 319 Project Program, DEQ provides approximately $1,000,000 each year to local watershed groups, conservation districts, educational institutions, and government entities to design and implement on-the-ground projects that reduce and prevent nonpoint source pollution. Increasingly, DEQ is focusing funding on projects that will restore natural processes (e.g., stream channel migration, floodplain connectivity, native riparian revegetation) and are likely to result in measurable improvements in water quality.
This 319 Nonpoint Source Project Program Call supports two types of projects:
Projects must meet the following minimum requirements:
For additional priorities, see https://deq.mt.gov/files/Water/WQPB/Nonpoint/319-2024/2024_CALL_FOR_APPLICATIONS_080723.pdf#page=12
For bigger picture considerations, see https://deq.mt.gov/files/Water/WQPB/Nonpoint/319-2024/2024_CALL_FOR_APPLICATIONS_080723.pdf#page=24
Additional Geographic Information:Interactive Projects Map: https://gis.mtdeq.us/portal/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9267e33898664f95a5feba149b1e23a0
Estimated Total Program Funding: