Nonpoint Source Water Pollution Control Grants ("319")


DEP administers Non-Point Source (NPS) grants to help communities make progress restoring NPS-impaired waters or protecting waters threatened by NPS pollution. NPS grants are available to:

  1. Implement a watershed-based plan.
    A plan previously accepted by the DEP is a prerequisite to be eligible to submit a proposal for an implementation grant. Since 2005 DEP has accepted 38 plans; or
  2. Develop a watershed-based plan.
    A plan provides assessment and management information and describes actions needed to restore NPS-impaired water bodies or protect water bodies threatened by NPS pollution.

Grants for projects are funded with monies provided to DEP by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319(h) or Section 604(b) of the Clean Water Act.

Annual Request for Proposals

Annually, in June, DEP issues a request for proposals (RFP) for NPS Water Pollution Control Projects.

DEP RFP page

NPS Management Program Annual Reports

Annual reports summarize activities and accomplishments of DEP's NPS program. It includes brief (2 page) summaries of completed NPS water pollution control projects.

Annual Reports

Guidelines and Resources for Grant Recipients

Files are in PDF format unless otherwise noted. Free Adobe Acrobat Reader

FMI: Norm Marcotte, NPS Coordinator
Phone: 207-215-6277