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Nonpoint Source (NPS) Program - Clean Water Act (CWA) 319(h) Grant

Grants to Texas Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs to
Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution in Watersheds

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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Deadline Date:

07/17/20 3:00 PM CT Receipt


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Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations, government agencies, school districts, special districts, and state universities for nonpoint source pollution management efforts. Funding is intended to protect and restore bodies of water. Eligible activities include the development and implementation of watershed protection plans, including data collection, education programs, monitoring and modeling, and best management practices.

To be eligible for funding, a project must address the objectives, goals and/or priorities identified in the 2017 Texas Nonpoint Source Management Program or NPS elements in the 1998 Texas Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program.

Priority is given to the development and implementation of watershed protection plans. Local stakeholder groups guide the development of these plans to restore and protect water quality in specific Texas waterways. This planning process commonly involves gathering and/or assessing water quality data and using models to determine the causes and sources of pollution, followed by strategic selection of management measures to assure the water bodies meet water quality standards. Half of this grant program’s funding must be spent to implement federally accepted watershed plans.

Other eligible activities include:

  • Education and outreach designed to motivate changes in behavior that reduce NPS pollution
  • Implementation of both technology-based and water quality–based management measures to address NPS pollution - for example, low impact development installations, riparian or shoreline restoration, and repair or replacement of failing septic systems.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144176

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Number of Grants:

TCEQ anticipates funding more than one project proposal, and funds approximately 10-15 projects per year. This number is dependent upon the grant funds available, the number of applications received, and the amount that is requested by the applicants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants fund 60% of the cost of the selected projects; applicants provide the other 40% of the cost as match, which may include in-kind services by volunteers or partner organizations.

Term of Contract:

TCEQ annually solicits project proposals each summer and awards grants the following year for projects lasting up to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All nonprofit organizations, and all state agencies or political subdivisions of the State of Texas—including cities, counties, school districts, state universities, and special districts—are eligible. Individuals and for-profit business organizations may participate in projects as partners or contractors but may not apply for direct funding.

Applicants are encouraged to partner with other local, state, and federal authorities to increase the impact of their activities.

The TCEQ does not fund the following costs:
- The cost of activities required by or demonstrating compliance with federal Clean Water Act requirements, such as wastewater or stormwater permits.
- Projects focused on agricultural or silvicultural pollution sources.
- Costs incurred in the preparation, submission, or revision of the grant application and work plan
- Costs incurred outside the contract period (before final signature or after the contract closes)

Projects that implement stormwater permit requirements are not eligible for funding. However, projects within areas covered by stormwater permits might be eligible for assistance if they are not required or used for permit compliance. For example, low impact development practices and retrofits of storm water control structures on developed properties are outside the scope of most municipal stormwater permits in Texas and thus are usually eligible for NPS funding.

Pre-Application Information:

Solicitation Name: RFGA FY 2021 Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319(h) Grant
Solicitation Number: 582-20-13264
Proposal Due Date: July 17th, 2020 at 3:00 PM (Central Time)

This solicitation can be accessed at:
At the web site, enter the solicitation number into the "Solicitation ID/PO Number" field, and then click on "Search" to access this solicitation.

The deadline for questions and clarifications is June 15th, 2020 at 5:00pm (Central Time). Questions must be submitted, in writing, to Christopher Redden.

Selected applicants will be notified (usually in October) to submit a revised project proposal addressing comments. The TCEQ and EPA will review all proposals and may approve, reject, or negotiate revisions of the projects. The TCEQ then develops a contract with each applicant to start, if possible, on September 1 of the following year (about 15 months after the RFGA opened).

Applications for projects that address specific watersheds or other geographic areas need to identify the applicable 12-digit hydrologic unit code(s) (HUC).

All applications must be signed and emailed; hardcopy submittal is optional.
Faxed applications will not be accepted. If a file is too large to email, it may be submitted via TCEQ’s FTP website:
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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application can be downloaded at

Christopher Redden

Mail to:
TCEQ - MC-182
Procurements & Contracts
Attn: Christopher Redden
PO Box 13087
Austin, Texas 78711-3087

Hand-deliver or overnight/express mail to:
TCEQ - MC-182
Procurements & Contracts
Attn: Christopher Redden
12100 Park 35 Circle
Bldg. A, 3rd Floor
Austin, Texas 78753

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Solicitation ID: 582-19-95189

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas

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