Florida Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant Program (Federal Clean Water Act Grants)

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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Grant amount: US $60,000 - US $750,000

Next anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Nov 15, 2020 2:00pm PST

Applicant type: Public College / University Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Florida

Location of residency: Florida

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About Nonpoint Source Funds

Funding for control of water pollution from nonpoint sources is managed by the Nonpoint Source Management Program. Nonpoint source pollution, unlike pollution from industrial and sewage treatment plants, comes from many diffuse sources, including stormwater. The program administers both the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Grants (also known as "319 Grants") and the State Water-quality Assistance Grants (also known as "SWAG"). The goal of these grants is to reduce nonpoint source pollution from land use activities. Total funding amounts available each year in these two grant programs depends on Federal and state appropriations, but is usually around $8 - $9 million.

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


  • Financial assistance is available to Florida's local governments, including county and municipal governments, special districts, water management districts, other state agencies, public universities/colleges, and national estuary programs located in Florida.
  • Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
    • Demonstration and evaluation of best management practices (BMPs)
    • Nonpoint pollution reduction in priority watersheds (e.g., areas with water quality restoration plans, etc.)
      • Example includes treatment of impaired waters.
    • Green Infrastructure/Low Impact Development for stormwater
    • Ground water protection from nonpoint sources
    • Public education programs on nonpoint source management ("319 Grant" only)
    • Septic to sewer projects ("319 Grant" only)
      • Examples include laying the lateral for the residence/business to the sewer main, the connection to the sewer, installing a grinder pump/station on residents property, and abandonment of the septic system if the septic tank would be a continued source of pollution.