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Ohio Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program - Section 319 Grant

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies to Improve Water
Quality in Streams and Lakes in Eligible Regions

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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03/16/20 - Close of business


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Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations, local governments, parks and soil and water districts, and agencies to improve water quality in streams and lakes in eligible regions. Funding is intended for implementation-oriented projects of watershed-based plans. Eligible projects are those that reduce nutrients, eliminate impairments, or restore impaired stream segments. Funding is intended to address nonpoint source pollution threats in eligible watersheds.

These will be awarded to projects that restore Ohio streams, reduce nonpoint source pollutants such as nutrients, sediment, and bacteria, improve stream and riparian habitat and/or reverse the impacts of stream hydromodification. Proposed projects must be identified within an approved 9-element HUC-12 nonpoint source implementation strategy (NPS-IS). 

Eligible Projects: Subgrants are intended for implementation-oriented projects of watershed-based plans, and water quality improvement and nonpoint source management projects eligible for funding under Section 310 are limited to:

  • Steam restoration using natural channel design methodology and/or lowhead dam removal.
  • Highly targeted nutrient and sediment reduction projects in a single HUC-12 watershed
  • Riparian restoration using bioengineering and/or green methodology
  • Wetland restoration
  • Inland lake management and restoration (public lakes only)
  • Acid mine drainage abatement projects
  • Storm water management projects

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GrantWatch ID#: 144594

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While there is no specific funding limit within each project category, project costs must be justified within the application and must be reasonable for the extent of work that is proposed. Generally, Section 319 subawards for projects have ranged between $50,000 to $300,000.

Term of Contract:

These subgrants will have a maximum 3-year term.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include the following:
- Local municipalities, counties, and townships
- County and municipal park districts
- Soil & water conservation districts
- 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation and watershed organizations
- Land managing state agencies

School districts are not eligible to apply directly for Section 319(h) subawards; however, a local government may apply to complete projects on publicly accessible school grounds with permission and support from the school.

A list of federal grant exclusions can be found at

Pre-Application Information:

FFY2020 — Project Application Deadline March 16, 2020: The date for Section 319 grant applications to be submitted to Ohio EPA is the close of business March 16, 2020. These must be complete and received and/or postmarked by this date to be considered for funding. Applications postmarked (or delivered) after this date will not be considered.

Grants will be selected and agreements with applicants entered beginning in late spring 2020.

Local participants are not required to provide match through cash and/or in-kind services.

Contact Information:

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

Complete application materials must be mailed or delivered to:
Rick Wilson, NPS Program
Ohio EPA/Division of Surface Water
50 West Town Street, Suite 700
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049

For further assistance, please contact
Rick Wilson

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