Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Request for Applications from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act Section 319

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
November 21st, 2023
Close Date
January 19th, 2024
Total Funding
$3,500,000.00
Award Ceiling
$125,000.00
Expected No. Awards
28
Opportunity No.
EPA-OW-OWOW-24-01

Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Environment

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted a grant opportunity titled "Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Request for Applications from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act Section 319". This grant is part of the Clean Water Act (CWA) §319(h) and aims to award grants to eligible Tribes and intertribal consortia for implementing approved Nonpoint Source (NPS) management programs. Nonpoint source pollution refers to pollution that comes from diffuse sources, such as agricultural runoff, urban stormwater runoff, and atmospheric deposition. The purpose of this grant is to control pollution from nonpoint sources and improve the quality of navigable waters. The grant requires eligible Tribes and intertribal consortia to develop NPS management programs that identify best management practices and measures to reduce pollutant loadings from each category, subcategory, or particular nonpoint source identified in the Tribe's NPS assessment report. The grant has a cost-sharing or matching requirement and falls under the category of funding activity related to the environment. The total program funding is estimated to be $3,500,000, with an award ceiling of $125,000. The EPA expects to make 28 awards under this grant opportunity. The deadline for applications is January 19, 2024, and the archive date for the opportunity is February 18, 2024. For more information and eligibility requirements, interested parties can refer to Section III of the Notification of Funding Opportunity. For any inquiries or further assistance, interested parties can contact Margot Buckelew from the Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds - Watershed Restoration, Assessment and Protection Division via email at tribal319grants@epa.gov.

Description

This Request for Applications (RFA) is issued pursuant to Clean Water Act (CWA) §319(h), which authorizes the EPA to award grants to eligible Tribes and intertribal consortia to implement approved Nonpoint Source (NPS) management programs developed pursuant to CWA §319(b)(1) “for controlling pollution added from nonpoint sources to the navigable waters” and “improving the quality of such waters.” NPS management programs must identify “best management practices and measures which will be undertaken to reduce pollutant loadings resulting from each category, subcategory, or particular nonpoint source” identified in the Tribe’s NPS assessment report developed pursuant to CWA §319(a).

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Title
Type
Grant