Nonpoint Source Grants
Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Financial Assistance Program
Allow additional time to pre-qualify through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA).
Grants are available to local units of government and other organizations to protect water quality in Illinois. Projects must address water quality issues relating directly to nonpoint source pollution. Funds can be used for the development, update, and implementation of watershed-based management plans including the development of information/education programs and for the installation of best management practices.
Applicants must apply for a grant through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, https://grants.illinois.gov/portal/. The FY24 Notice of Funding Opportunity and application will be posted later this year
Illinois EPA receives these funds through Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act and administers the program within Illinois. The maximum funding award is 60 percent of the total project cost. The program period is two years unless otherwise approved. This is a reimbursement program.
The 319 NOFO will be coming out later this year.
If you have any questions regarding the program or application, contact:
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Bureau of Water
Watershed Management Section
Nonpoint Source Unit
Illinois EPA has announces $4.5 million in funding through the release of two Section 319(h) Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) to address nonpoint source pollution. Illinois EPA is seeking proposals for watershed-based planning projects and watershed-based plan implementation projects to prevent, eliminate, or reduce water quality impairments to Illinois' surface and groundwater resources. Both NOFOs are available below.
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- Section 319(h) FY24 Notice of Funding Opportunities:
- To access application and Notice of Funding Opportunity:
- EXAMPLE of Notice of Funding Opportunities:
- 11/2/2022 Section 319 Technical Session-Recorded Meeting
- Meeting Presentation
- Section 319 Biannual Report