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Surface Water Matching Planning Grants

Grants to Delaware Government Agencies for
Early-Stage Projects to Improve Watershed Quality

GrantWatch ID#: 176463
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Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) - Division of Watershed Stewardship

11/16/16 4:30 PM

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Grants of up to $50,000 to Delaware State and local government agencies for preliminary evaluations, feasibility studies, and planning to improve the quality of surface water of impaired watersheds. Proposals may involve assessments of green technology practices, stormwater retrofits, stream and wetland restorations, small watershed studies, development of master surface water and drainage plans, and other point and non-point source water pollution control projects.

Grant applicants should focus their proposals on one or more of the following program goals:

-Provide benefits to water quality within an impaired watershed;
-Planning and/or preliminary design for projects associated with a watershed management plan;
-Planning and/or preliminary design for of community stormwater management improvements in existing developments and municipalities;
-Restoration or retrofit projects to provide water quality benefits.

Eligible proposals will be selected for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Council through a competitive grant process. DNREC's Division of Watershed Stewardship will administer the grant application process and provide technical and financial guidance.

Preference is given to planning and/or preliminary engineering projects that will go forward to implementation and would be eligible to be funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Special consideration will be given to joint applications among either governmental subdivisions, agencies and municipalities or a governmental subdivision, municipality and a county.

Funding for projects will be capped at $50,000. There is also a $100,000 cap per fiscal year.

The project shall not exceed 1 year.

Applicants may be any Delaware state, county, or municipal government, government agency, governmental subdivision or program.

Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, community organizations, and/or homeowner’s associations within the State of Delaware that do not have taxing authority are ineligible to apply directly but may partner with an eligible applicant.

A 1:1 cash match is required for the grant. Applicants must have the matching funds available at the time of grant application submittal.

A grant informational workshop is held twice a year (July and December) to discuss the particulars of the grant. Grant proposals are due approximately the last week of February, May, August, and November.

The next deadline is November 16, 2016. An electronic copy of the proposal and supporting materials (e.g. project support letters from partners, project plans) in PDF format and a copy in Microsoft Word must be submitted to the Division of Watershed Stewardship no later than 4:30 PM on the deadline date.

For more information on watershed management plans:

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

Jim Sullivan

Division of Watershed Stewardship
Nonpoint Source Program
DNREC State Street Commons
100 W. Water Street - Suite 6B
Dover, DE 19904

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