Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) - Division of Watershed Stewardship - Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council (WIAC)
08/23/22 4:30 PM
Grants of up to $50,000 to Delaware state and local agencies and estuary programs to address water pollution and water quality issues. Funding may be used for feasibility analysis, preliminary engineering and design, and planning. The goal of the program is to manage water pollution analyses, planning, and preliminary engineering projects that focus on the developed landscape to improve water quality in impaired watersheds in Delaware.
Surface Water Matching Planning Grants were established by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council and are intended to help plan for projects to manage water pollution that comes from specific sources and that which comes from many different sources (non-point source pollution).
The grants support planning, preliminary engineering, and feasibility analysis of surface water improvement projects and activities that focus on the developed landscape to improve water quality in impaired watersheds in Delaware. They can be used for a variety of projects, such as:
Grant applicants should focus their proposals on one or more of the following program goals:
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.
Eligible Projects: Stormwater retrofits, water quality improvement projects, stream and wetland restoration, and other green infrastructure practices. Development of master plans, or planning toward a community goal for surface water improvements are also eligible.
Eligible costs are limited to planning, preliminary engineering and design, and feasibility analysis of water quality projects.
GrantWatch ID#: 179083
Surface Water Matching Planning Grants are limited to $50,000 per grant cycle and a cumulative total $100,000 per county/municipality per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
The project shall not exceed 2 years. The 2 years will commence with the issuance of a Purchase Order by the Delaware Department of Finance for the project. Only project costs incurred after a Purchase Order allocating the Grant Funds has been approved by the Delaware Department of Finance are eligible for reimbursement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to NPS.Grants@delaware.gov.
For further details regarding the Surface Water Matching Planning Grant applicants are encouraged to contact:
DNREC, Division of Watershed Stewardship
285 Beiser Blvd
Dover, DE 19904
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