The application period for Section 319 Nonpoint Source Subgrants is now open. The department grants subgrants to help restore and protect waters that have been impaired or threatened by nonpoint source pollution. Cities, municipal and county governments, regional planning commissions/councils of government, state agencies, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, higher education institutions and soil and water conservation districts are eligible to apply for the grant funding.
The current request for proposals is for watershed-based plan implementation projects only. To be eligible, an applicant must implement pollutant-reducing land management practices from an existing EPA- and department-accepted watershed-based plan. Watersheds with active watershed-based plans include: Black Creek (Shelby County), Deer Creek (St. Louis County), Spring River, James River, Keifer Creek (St. Louis County), Perry County Karst, Town Branch-Piper Creek, upper Little Sac River and North and Middle Fabius rivers. Eligible projects may receive $50,000 to $400,000 in funding and projects may be up to three years in length.
Deadline to submit an application and support documentation is April 3, 2023. The application and support documentation must be submitted online through the department's Funding Opportunities Portal. For more information, visit the department's Section 319 Nonpoint Source Subgrants webpage.