The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GAEPD) anticipates receiving a FY2020 Section 319(h) grant to prevent or abate nonpoint source pollution in support of the current, revised 2019 Georgia’s Nonpoint Source Management Plan. Using a competitive process, GAEPD will award grant funds to eligible applications that propose to reduce pollutant loads and result in measurable water quality improvements to impaired waters throughout the state.
The grant requires a cost-share ratio of 60% federal dollars (maximum) and 40% non-federal match (minimum) toward the total project cost. The maximum federal award to any individual project is $400,000 with no minimum federal award amount. Proposed project schedules should be completed within three years.
- Local, state or regional public entities, agencies or authorities that operate public service or delivery programs (e.g. sewer, water, resource development or planning)
- City or county governments that have Qualified Local Government status
- County extensions
- Local school systems
- State colleges and universities
To be considered for funding, projects must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Implement existing watershed-based/watershed management plans that adequately address EPA's Nine Elements for Watershed Planning
- Focus within a 10-digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC-10) or smaller watershed, and
- Commit to a minimum 40% non-federal match
- Attend a teleconference/webinar with GAEPD Grants Unit Staff to discuss the current application process. The pre-application webinar is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 9:30am – 10:30am (EST) (dial-in number: (515) 604-9811, access code: 654429).
To inquire about potential projects or to schedule a conference call, contact Joyce McClain at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (404) 651-8525.