Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) - Bureau of Water Quality Planning
08/23/19 5:00 PM PST
Grants to Nevada nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions for programs and projects that reduce nonpoint sources of pollution throughout the state. Proposals must demonstrate a clear contribution to the restoration, enhancement, and preservation of the ecological integrity of Nevada's watersheds.
Selected proposals will be awarded federal funds available under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Selected proposals will be administered by the Nevada Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program (NPS Program).
Nonpoint source pollution is the primary cause of water quality impairments throughout Nevada and the nation. In recent years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has increased the NPS Program’s focus on 303(d)-listed waters, emphasizing the development and implementation of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and Watershed-Based Management Plans to help solve water quality problems at the watershed level.
The following guidelines are based on USEPA guidance documents and Nevada NPS Program priorities. Applicants are encouraged to show a strong sense of collaboration and partnership with other state and local agency agendas for water quality improvement. Most importantly, all proposed projects should have measurable environmental results or outcomes.
Two types of 319(h) funds are available: Program Funds and Project Funds.
a. Program Funds. Program funds are the traditional 319(h) program funds that can be used for a variety of NPS-related projects.
b. Project Funds. Project funds are applied toward TMDL or Watershed-Based Plan implementation projects. To qualify for Project funding, project proposals must implement TMDLs or Watershed-Based Plans that satisfy USEPA’s requirements.
Requirements for Priority Watersheds are as follows:
i. Lake Tahoe Basin Projects — must implement components of the Lake Tahoe TMDL Implementation Plan.
ii. Las Vegas Wash Projects — must implement components of the Las Vegas Wash Comprehensive Adaptive Management Plan.
iii. Carson River Basin Projects — must implement components of the Carson River Adaptive Stewardship Plan.
The following activities qualify for 319(h) funding under this particular GFO:
a. Direct implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) or demonstration of new and innovative BMP technologies;
b. Training and/or technical assistance to landowners regarding BMP installation and/or maintenance;
c. Monitoring to measure project/BMP effectiveness;
d. Education to raise the level of public awareness about NPS pollution and its effect on water quality;
e. Stormwater pollution prevention activities (including Low Impact Development) that are not specifically required by a draft or final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Phase I or Phase II Stormwater permit; and
f. Special projects that meet one or more of the state priorities identified below.
GrantWatch ID#: 174736
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit proposals to, and if you have any questions concerning the proposal application, or if you would like to discuss project ideas and/or project eligibility, contact:
Branch Supervisor, Nonpoint Source Program
Note: For all proposals located in the Lake Tahoe watershed, direct electronic submittals to:
Mr. Jason Kuchnicki, Lake Tahoe Watershed Branch Supervisor
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Water Quality Planning
Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program
Attn: Birgit Widegren
901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 4001
Carson City, NV 89701