Grants Available to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution in Illinois

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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 development, update, and 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 funding award is 60 percent of the total project cost. The program period is two years unless otherwise approved. This is a reimbursement program.

Applications due by close of business on: August 1

Applications are accepted June 1 through 5:00 p.m. (CST) on August 1, 2016. Applications must be submitted electronically.

If you have any questions regarding the program or application, contact:

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

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