Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant
Grantor: Georgia Environmental Protection Division
November 30, 2010
Under Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) awards a Nonpoint
Source Implementation Grant to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) to fund eligible projects,
which support the implementation of the Georgia Nonpoint Source Management Program. Section 319(h) Grant funds
for the prevention, control, and/or abatement of Nonpoint Sources of Pollution (NPS pollution) are available via competitive
process to public agencies in Georgia.
Eligible projects include regulatory or non-regulatory enforcement, technical assistance, education and outreach, technology
transfer, TMDL implementation, watershed restoration, BMP demonstration, monitoring and assessment,
ground water activities, and non-permit required urban stormwater control activities. Priority is given to projects developing,
revising, and/or implementing a TMDL Implementation Plan or Watershed Plan in order to alleviate the criterion
violated as identified in Georgia’s Section 305(b)/303(d) list of impaired waters. Implementation Plans that meet
USEPA’s Nine Key Elements for Watershed Planning and that were developed using 319(h) funds will receive a higher
priority. Highest priority projects will result in water quality being fully restored. Priority is also given to projects supporting
a management approach involving multiple partners.
Successful projects lead to a direct reduction in pollutant loads and measurable improvements to water quality or
aquatic habitat. Applicants must specifically follow the Section 319(h) Grant Guidelines. A proposal may be 1-3 years in
duration with 1-2 years preferred.
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