Clean Water Section 319 Matching Grants
State of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Anticipated deadline: Aug 31, 2018
Applicant type: Organizations
Funding uses: Research
Location of project: Connecticut
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Project priorities for FY 2016 will continue to stress implementation projects in watersheds that have approved Watershed Based Plans (WBP) that lead to actual pollutant load reductions. Implementation projects should have a clear connection to the management goals and objectives of the WBP and show progress towards attaining water quality goals. Applicants are strongly urged to consult with DEEP Watershed Managers to ensure their proposals are consistent with WBPs.
DEEP may consider implementation projects that are not connected to an existing WBP. Applicants must be able to document benefits toward pollutant load reduction and attainment of water quality standards. For implementation projects not covered under a WBP, applicants should consider including development of a WBP as part of the project proposal where practical.
DEEP will also consider projects that develop WBPs. DEEP will consider funding WBPs for watersheds with impaired water bodies as well as healthy watersheds. EPA has provided detailed guidance on WBP structure and content. See requirements for Watershed Based Plans. For projects in unimpaired and healthy waters, or when the impairment is not specific to a pollutant, or when addressing a small scale water quality problem, DEEP will consider alternative watershed based plans.
DEEP intends to continue to support these lower priority activities as available funding allows; these projects will rank higher when they are paired with implementation projects. If projects can provide quantifiable pollutant load reductions, this will improve their likelihood for funding.
- Monitoring, Assessment, and Trackdown Projects: DEEP will consider using Section 319 funds to support monitoring, modeling, assessment, and trackdown studies relevant to the control of nonpoint source pollution. Approved Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP) may be required for these types of projects.
- Watershed or Statewide Education and Outreach Projects: Demonstration, technical assistance, public outreach and education, and watershed management projects may also be funded. Pollution prevention outreach activities that promote better pet waste, lawncare, or reduce the pollution in runoff from impervious surfaces fit in this category. Projects that can demonstrate water quality improvements or have technical transfer capability rank higher.
- Land Use Planning Projects: These projects may include municipal land use evaluations and modification to existing regulatory programs that promote green infrastructure and low impact development techniques, integrated pest and/or nutrient management planning, site plan reviews, education for municipal officials or land use boards, and other activities that benefit nonpoint source pollution control.
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- Projects must adhere to the funding priorities described in the Overview section above.
- All proposals submitted for these funds must identify a 40% non-federal cash or in-kind services match.
- Proposals may be submitted by any interested public or private organization.
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