Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act Section 319

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Deadline Passed 01/24/2019. Deadline Unknown for 2020. EPA is soliciting applications pursuant to Section 319 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from eligible tribes and intertribal consortia to develop and/or implement watershed-based plans and implement watershed projects that will result in significant steps towards solving Nonpoint Source (NPS) impairments on a watershed-wide basis. Eligible entities are strongly encouraged to submit applications that develop and/or implement watershed-based plans designed to restore NPS-impaired waters and protect waters from NPS pollution. Eligible tribes and intertribal consortia may apply for competitive funding by submitting an application for up to a maximum budget of $100,000 of federal CWA section 319 funding (plus the additional required non-federal cost share/match of the total project cost).

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A Tribe or Intertribal Consortium must: 1) be federally recognized ; 2) have an EPA-approved NPS assessment report in accordance with CWA section 319(a); 3) have an EPA-approved NPS management program in accordance with CWA section 319(b); and 4) have "Treatment-in-a-manner-similar-to-a-State" (TAS) status in accordance with CWA section 518(e). To be eligible for CWA section 319 grants under this RFA, tribes or intertribal consortium must have met these eligibility requirements as of October 12, 2018. For a complete list of tribes eligible for section 319 FY 2019 funding, refer to the List of Tribes Eligible for 319 Base and Competitive Funding for FY 2019.
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Steve Epting, Phone: 202-566-1074 Email: