Section 319(h): Georgia's
Nonprofit Source Implementation Grant
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
Deadline: 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 projects in support
of Georgiaís Nonpoint Source Management Program. The State is scheduled to receive approximately
$4.4 million. This funding is distributed via a competitive process to select the most effective projects working towards
the prevention, control, and/or abatement of nonpoint source pollution.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: 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 PROJECTS: 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 Georgiaís Section 305(b)/303(d)
list of impaired waters. Implementation Plans that meet USEPAís 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 watershed wide 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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