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   Contact:  Melanie H. Rapp, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

DNREC now accepting grant proposals for surface water project planning

DOVER (October 22, 2013) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. November 26, 2013.

The Surface Water Matching Planning Grant program is a set-aside in the state’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Projects will be recommended for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council through a competitive grant process.

Eligible projects include planning, preliminary engineering, and feasibility analysis of: stormwater retrofits; green technology practices; stream and wetland restoration projects; small watershed studies; master surface water and drainage plans; and other source water pollution control projects.

Grant funding is limited to $50,000 per successful applicant with a 1:1 cash match requirement. Up to 10 percent of the grant funds may be used for administrative costs.

Project guidelines and the application can be found online at the Financial Assistance Branch page

Proposals must be submitted by email to (Subject: Surface Water Matching Planning Grant). Proposals submitted by email must be less than 10 MB.

For more information, contact Jim Sullivan, Division of Watershed Stewardship at 302-739-9921.

 Vol. 43, No. 411

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