319 Grant Program

Applications for FY2017 319 funding will be due on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Interviews will be conducted June 28, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. Please reference the following links (also accessible in the sidebar) when applying for 319 grant funding:

If you have questions not answered in the above RFP, please contact 319 Grant Program Administrator Heather Jennings at heather.b.jennings@ncdenr.gov or (919) 807-6437. 

319 Program Overview

Through the Section 319 Grant program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides states with funding to reduce nonpoint source pollution. North Carolina typically receives around $1 million for competetive funding of watershed restoration projects. Funds may be used to conduct watershed restoration projects such as stormwater and agricultural best management practices and restoration of impaired streams. 319-funded projects must be used to help restore waterbodies currently impaired by nonpoint source pollution in areas with approved watershed restoration plans.

State and local governments, interstate and intrastate agencies, public and private nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions are all eligible to apply for 319 funding. An interagency workgroup reviews the proposals and selects those of merit to be funded.  

Subscribe to the NC 319 Listserv to recieved all RFP release information, application details, and program announcements.

319 Project Contractor Reporting Requirements

All selected 319 grant projects are required to submit quarterly reports along with invoices in order to receive reimbursement. In addition, project contractors should note that they must submit the final invoice for the project within 45 days of contract expiration in order to be reimbursed. At the expiration of the 319 Grant Project, project contractors must submit a final report, to include all project data, findings, maps, monitoring and photographs. Please see links below for further information on these required reporting products:

Quarterly Report Template
Invoice Template
Final Report Guidelines