Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Control Grants ("319")

Purpose

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) through the Nonpoint Source Grants (NPS) Program, funds and administers grant projects to prevent or reduce nonpoint source pollutants from entering Maine's water resources. Projects are funded with grant money provided to Maine DEP by the U.S. EPA under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.

Who is eligible

Maine public organizations such as state agencies, soil and water conservation districts, regional planning agencies, watershed districts, municipalities, and nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organizations are eligible to receive NPS grants.

Contact: Norm Marcotte (207) 215-6277

Annual Request for Proposals

Annually in April, the NPS Program issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) for competitive NPS Water Pollution Control Projects. Project types include watershed implementation (installing BMPs to reduce pollutants), watershed surveys (identifying pollution sources) and watershed-based plans (long-term plans to improve impaired waters). The timeframe for submitting project proposals is between late April and early June.

Project Planning

Guidelines and Resources for Grant Recipients

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