Applications for FY2017 319 funding will be due on April 28, 2017. Applicants may submit a draft application no later than March 1, 2017 to obtain preliminary review and comments from DWR staff. Interviews will be conducted June 28, 2017 in Raleigh, NC.
If you have any questions not answered in the above RFP, please contact 319 Grant Program Administrator Heather Jennings at email@example.com 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.
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: