North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Resources
05/04/21 Midnight - Receipt
Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, agencies, and IHEs for projects that restore waters impaired by pollution and improve water quality in eligible regions. Funding may be used to conduct watershed restoration projects such as stormwater and agricultural best management practices and restoration of impaired streams. Projects must be used to help restore waterbodies in areas with approved watershed restoration plans.
DWR is seeking proposals only for projects that implement a DWR-approved watershed restoration plan to restore impaired waters impacted by nonpoint source (NPS) pollution.
Impaired waters are those listed as either Category 4 or 5 in the most recent Integrated Report published by the DWR Modeling and Assessment Branch. For this RFP, the 2016 and 2018 Integrated Reports are the two most recent. DWR will also consider proposals for waters included in Category 4 or 5 of the latest draft Integrated Report. The proposal must address parameter(s) in the IR listing and propose to implement goals and objectives of a DWR-approved Watershed Action Plan that includes the nine elements required by USEPA. When proposing a project, please reference the list of approved watershed plans on the 319 Grant Program website or obtain prior DWR approval for a new watershed restoration plan.
Applicants wishing to implement a watershed restoration plan that is not on this list, are required to submit the plan and North Carolina 9-Element Plan Checklist to staff.
Applicants are also encouraged to identify other state funding sources for work that contributes to watershed improvement, and to partner with other state or local agencies, or with parties funded by those agencies, to leverage such funding or relationships to best effect for water quality improvement. Partnerships demonstrate a commitment from the community that projects will be maintained and have community buy in.
GrantWatch ID#: 185408
There is no maximum cap on the amount of funding that a project can apply for; however, it is recommended that you make your project as cost-effective as possible. The majority of funded projects typically fall in a range from approximately $50,000 to $300,000.
The estimated time that projects may start is in January 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email the application to:
Rishi Bastakoti, 319 Grant Administrator
For further information, contact Rishi Bastakoti or:
Rich Gannon, Nonpoint Source Planning Branch Chief
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
217 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Check for eligible watersheds: https://ncdenr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=33ae0252122b4ed09b5da056ca9715a2
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