Environmental Protection Agency: Nonpoint Source Management Grants
Nonpoint Source Management Grants will support tribes and intertribal consortia in developing and/or implementing watershed-based plans and implementing watershed projects that will result in significant steps towards solving Nonpoint Source (NPS) impairments on a watershed-wide basis. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications that develop and/or implement watershed-based plans designed to restore NPS-impaired waters and protect waters from NPS pollution.
The primary goal of a NPS management program is to control NPS pollution through implementation of management measures and practices. These management activities should be directed at preventing or reducing polluted runoff from subcategories of NPSs identified in the tribe’s NPS assessment report developed pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA).
Amount: Approximately $2,500,000 is available to award up to 25 grants for up to a maximum of $100,000.
The CWA requires a non-federal cost share/match of 40 percent of the total project cost, and the cost share/match must be provided from non-federal sources.
Eligibility: Tribes or intertribal consortia. Applicants must: (1) be federally recognized; (2) have an EPA-approved NPS assessment report in accordance with the CWA; (3) have an EPA-approved NPS management program in accordance with the CWA; and (4) have “Treatment-in-a-manner-similar-to-a -State” (TAS) status in accordance with the CWA.
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