Funding for Nonpoint Source (NPS) Related Projects

Now Accepting Applications for Funding

The Utah Division of Water Quality is currently accepting applications for state nonpoint source projects with funding available on July 1, 2023 for the State Fiscal Year 2024. The Utah Water Quality Board allocates $1 Million annually in hardship grant funds to help watershed managers across the state address the greatest water quality concerns generated by nonpoint sources of pollution. Proposals must be submitted using the Financial Assistance Application Form. The form can be used for all project types, including on-the-ground implementation, 9-element watershed plan development, and information and education. Be as specific as possible in your application. Include your ability to document the success of your project through monitoring before, during, and after project implementation.

Please note that this application is for State Nonpoint Source Funding only. We anticipate another application period for Federal 319 Funds in September. 

Application Review Process

Once your application has been received, a multidisciplinary review team with the Utah Division of Water Quality and other partnering agencies will score and rank all of the projects. Not all applications will receive funding. Funding will be allocated according to project ranking. Partial funding for projects is possible in order to maximize the benefit of this program across the state.


Key Dates

  • March 6, 2023 – UDWQ will begin accepting nonpoint source applications.
  • April 21, 2023 – Nonpoint Source Applications are due at 11:59pm MDT
  • May 20, 2023 – Grant recipients announced
  • July 1, 2023 – Workplans and agreements will be completed and funding available 

FY2023 Nonpoint Source Projects Approved for Funding

The Utah Division of Water Quality is pleased to announce the approval of FY2023 projects. The Utah Division of Water Quality received 59 applications with a total request of $3,080,088.10. A total of 45 projects have been approved for funding.


Paul Burnett
Nonpoint Source Program Coordinator

Last updated: March 9, 2023 at 8:32 am
Categories: Water Quality