Contact: Melanie H. Rapp, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
DNREC now accepting grant proposals through Aug. 28 for community water quality improvement projects
Grant workshop set for Aug. 5; Pre-register by July 31
DOVER (July 15, 2014) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals for Community Water Quality Improvement Program grants. State or municipal governments, agencies or programs, non-profit and community organizations, educational institutions, and homeowners’ associations are encouraged to apply. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. August 28, 2014.
Community Water Quality Improvement grants assist in implementing projects or programs that improve water quality in designated impaired watersheds, consistent with specific plans developed for watershed improvements. Programs and projects selected will demonstrate innovative and sustainable methods, techniques, and/or practices for water quality improvements, with cost effective and measurable results.
An informational grant workshop will be held 1 - 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 5 at The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR), St. Jones Center for Estuarine Studies, 818 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, DE 19901. Preregistration is required by July 31 by contacting Sharon Webb, Nonpoint Source Pollution Program, Division of Watershed Stewardship at 302-739-9922 or Sharon.Webb@state.de.us.
The Community Water Quality Improvement Grant is an annually determined set aside in the Delaware Clean Water State Revolving Fund Non-Federal Administrative Account. Projects will be recommended for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council through a competitive grant process.
Applicants may submit up to two project proposals per grant cycle. Preference will be given to projects involving cooperative partnerships and sponsors without a dedicated source of funds for repayment of Clean Water State Revolving Fund loans.
Funding for projects receiving a grant award in this grant cycle is anticipated to range from $25,000 minimum to $150,000 maximum.
Project guidelines and the application can be found online at the Financial Assistance Branch page.
Proposals must be submitted by email to Sharon.Webb@state.de.us (Subject: Community Water Quality Improvement Grant). Proposals submitted by email must be less than 10 MB.
For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Sharon Webb, Nonpoint Source Pollution Program, Division of Watershed Stewardship at 302-739-9922.
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