DWQ Currently Accepting Applications for 2020 Nonpoint Source Pollution Grants

Dear Water Quality Partners,

The Division of Water Quality is accepting pre-proposals for Section 319 and State NPS funding through April 12th.Pre-proposals must be submitted using the NPS financial assistance form (47 KB) and submitted to Jim Bowcutt.

Please provide as much specificity in your pre-proposal as possible including your ability to document the success of your project through monitoring before, during and after project implementation.

The targeted basin for 2020 is the Jordan River/Utah Lake/ Provo River Watershed basin, although we will be able to use State NPS grants to fund high priority projects in other areas of the state, and encourage everyone that is interested to apply. Funding requests in excess of $150,000 require approval from the Water Quality Board.

Key dates for reference:

  • February 1st, 2019 – DEQ will begin accepting FY-2020 NPS pre-proposals
  • April 12th, 2019 – Due date for 319 and State NPS grant pre-proposals
  • May 17th, 2019 – Grant recipients announced
  • July 1st, 2019 – Full State NPS proposals due and State NPS funding available for contracting
  • August 1st, 2019 – Full 319 proposals due
  • Spring 2020 – 319 Funding available

Please note that applications received are considered for State NPS funding and Section 319 funding. Once your application has been received, the Division of Water Quality will decide which source of funding will be the most appropriate to fund your project.

Pre-proposals should be developed in close coordination with representatives of DWQ. See the Utah Clean Water Partnership for contacts for your watershed.

For project sponsors with existing 319 projects, a brief status report and current project balance must also be included in your application.

See the NPS Project Ranking (47 KB) for a copy of the ranking criteria as well as final project reporting requirements.

Additionally you can use the DWQ interactive map to help identify if the waterbody you are working on is impaired, has an active TMDL, or what it is impaired for.

For questions please contact
Jim Bowcutt (NPS Program Coordinator) at (801) 536-4336