Alabama Nonpoint Source (NPS) Section 319 Implementation Grants

Alabama Department of Environmental Management


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Jul 1, 2018

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Alabama

Location of residency: Alabama

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Overview:

Alabama Nonpoint Source (NPS) Section 319 Implementation Grants

Alabama Nonpoint Source (NPS) Implementation Grants fund projects in support of Alabama's Nonpoint Source Management Program. Funding is distributed via a competitive process to projects that will lead to direct reductions in pollutant loads and measurable water quality improvements.

Eligible Projects

Grant proposals should primarily target implementation of nonpoint source components of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) causes and sources in approved TMDLs or Section 303(d)-listed streams.

Alabama Nonpoint Source (NPS) Implementation Grants fund projects in support of Alabama's Nonpoint Source (NPS) Management Program. Funding is distributed via a competitive process to projects that will lead to direct reductions in pollutant loads and measurable water quality improvements. 

A Watershed Management Plan Checklist must also be submitted to ADEM in conjunction with the Section 319 proposal and watershed-based plan. Applicants are strongly encouraged to coordinate their proposal at an early stage with the ADEM NPS Unit in order to assure that the proposal will be compatible with Section 319 guidelines and with ADEM TMDL and watershed plan development and implementation goals.

Priorities for NPS Program Funds include NPS pollutant load reductions and providing education/outreach, technical assistance, and technology transfer. Eligible projects include implementation of a watershed-based management plan, implementation of best management practices that are not specifically required by a draft or final National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, measures to protect groundwater from NPS of pollution, and NPS project staffing and support services. Certain public reservoir or lake protection and restoration activities (other than sediment dredging and macrophyte harvesting) may also be eligible. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • State and local governmental units, non-profit organizations, and public institutions are eligible. 
  • To be considered for funding, all projects must meet both of the following minimum requirements:

Ineligibility:

  • Water quality protection practices required by state or federal laws, rules, regulations or permits or as a result of an ADEM or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory or enforcement action are not eligible for Section 319 grant funding.