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Grants Available to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution in Illinois

Grants are available to local units of government and other organizations to protect water quality in Illinois. Projects must address water quality issues relating directly to nonpoint source pollution. Funds can be used for the implementation of watershed management plans including the development of information/education programs and for the installation of best management practices.

Illinois EPA receives these funds through Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act and administers the program within Illinois. The maximum federal funding available is 60 percent. The program period is two years unless otherwise approved. This is a reimbursement program.

Applications are accepted June 1 through August 1. If August 1 is a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline becomes the prior Friday before 5 p.m. At this time, electronic submittals are not accepted. Please mail applications to:

Applications due by close of business on:

August 1, 2014

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Bureau of Water
Watershed Management Section
Nonpoint Source Unit
1021 North Grand Avenue East
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9276

(217)782-3362

The Section 319 Request for Proposals, application, and application instructions are currently being revised. Please revisit this site soon to see the updates or contact the Nonpoint Source Unit staff at (217) 782-3362 if you have any questions regarding the program or application.

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