Contact: Melanie H. Rapp, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
DNREC now accepting grant proposals for wastewater
and surface water project planning
Effort supports Governor Markell’s Clean Water for Delaware’s Future initiative
DOVER (April 24, 2014) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for wastewater and surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. May 29, 2014.
Eligible projects include planning, preliminary engineering, and feasibility analysis of: wastewater projects; 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 applications of up to $150,000 will be considered with a 1:1 cash match requirement. Up to 10 percent of the grant funds may be used for administrative costs. Applicants may submit multiple grant applications; however there is an annual cumulative grant award cap of $150,000 per successful applicant per fiscal year.
The Wastewater and Surface Water Matching Planning Grant programs are set-asides in the State’s Clean Water Revolving Fund. Projects will be recommended for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council through a competitive grant process.
Project guidelines and the application can be found online at the Financial Assistance Branch page.
Proposals must be submitted by email to Dave.Heatwole@state.de.us (Subject: Wastewater Matching Planning Grant) and to James.Sullivan@state.de.us (Subject: Surface Water Matching Planning Grant). Proposals submitted by email must be less than 10 MB.
For more information, contact Dave Heatwole, Financial Assistance Branch at 302-739-9941 or Jim Sullivan, Division of Watershed Stewardship at 302-739-9921.
This effort supports Governor Markell’s Clean Water for Delaware’s Future initiative – a comprehensive plan for cleaning up Delaware’s bays, rivers and streams so they meet water quality standards for drinking, swimming and supporting fish and other aquatic life. The plan accelerates a wide range of clean water projects that protect public health and safety, improve water quality, increase the resiliency of Delaware’s communities to storms and flooding, support our multi-billion dollar tourism and agriculture industries, create jobs and bolster the economic revitalization of our towns and cities.
Vol. 44, No.123