The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established both the PROTECT Formula and Discretionary Grant Programs. The PROTECT Discretionary Grants Program funds projects on a competitive basis that address the climate crisis by … Read more
The EPA’s Section 319(h) Grant Program is a program intended to help control nonpoint source pollution, which is pollution from runoff after a rain or snowfall, like fertilizer, pet waste, or toxic chemicals. The EPA provides funding to state governments, who each run state-level competitive grant programs.
This funding may be used to support a wide variety of activities that help reduce nonpoint source pollution, including:
- Technical and financial assistance
- Education and training
- Technology transfer
- Demonstration projects
- Monitoring to assess the success of projects implemented under the grant
- Developing a watershed-based plan or Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)
- Implementing a watershed-based plan or TMDL
State, local, and tribal governments are eligible to receive 319(h) funding, as well as U.S. territories, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, and individuals. Although government agencies may apply, 319(h) funds cannot be used to fulfill a federal permit or use federal funds as match.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
$178 million was available in FY22, with each state receiving varying portions.
Cost Share Requirements
The cost-share rate is 60% federal and 40% non-federal match, which can include in-kind contributions.
The application cycle varies by state.
You can find your local contact here.
This program is covered under the Justice40 Initiative