The Missouri Department of Natural Resources grants sub-awards to assist regional public comprehensive planning organizations and interstate organizations in carrying out water quality management planning. When funds are available, a project solicitation request specifying project scope, length and available funds will be advertised. There is no match requirement.

Who Can Apply

Regional Planning Commissions and Regional Councils of Government within Missouri are eligible to apply for this funding. Names and locations can be found on the Missouri Regional Planning Commissions and Councils of Government webpage.

Eligible Projects and Costs

The department prioritized using 604(b) grant funds toward projects that support a number of planning activities, including the following:

  • Identifying nonpoint sources of water pollution
  • Developing or implementing all or part of a Source Water Protection Plan
  • Assisting with Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) compliance through technical assistance
  • Implementing stormwater management programs by assisting with data collection and record-keeping, as well as developing policies and procedures, developing a vulnerability assessment and resiliency plan for stormwater and floodplain management, assessing water quality in an at-risk watershed, studying possibilities for wastewater treatment facility consolidation or regionalization, and updating an outdated Section 208 Water Quality Management Plan

Sub-awards will be between $25,000 and $50,000. Projects may be up to two years in length.

Application Process

The application period for Section 604(b) Water Quality Management Planning Grants is now open. Applicants must submit their application and support documentation through the department's Funding Opportunities Portal by 5 p.m., Feb. 15, 2023. Proposal requirements are outlined in the Request for Proposals document.

Information and Assistance

For questions regarding the sub-award, contact the departments Water Protection Program at 573-751-1300. For questions or issues regarding the online submission process, please contact the program's Budget, Fees and Grants Management Unit at 573-522-9647.