Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Financial Assistance Program

Allow additional time to pre-qualify through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA).

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-based management plans including the development of information/education programs and for the installation of best management practices.

Applicants may not apply for a grant until they are pre-qualified through the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) Grantee Portal, During pre-qualification, Dun and Bradstreet verifications are performed including a check of Debarred and Suspended status and good standing with the Secretary of State. The pre-award process also includes a financial and administrative risk assessment utilizing an Internal Controls Questionnaire.

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, 2019 

Applications will be accepted between June 1, 2019 and close of business on August 1, 2019 (5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time). 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