Water Quality Management Planning Grants

Grants are available to regional public comprehensive planning organizations and other entities to carry out water quality management planning activities that protect water quality in Illinois. Projects must address water quality issues.

Grant funds can be used to determine the nature, extent, and causes of point and nonpoint source water pollution; develop water quality management plans; develop technical and administrative guidance tools for water pollution control; develop preliminary designs for best management practices (BMPs) to address water quality problems; implement administrative water pollution controls; and educate the public about the impact and importance of water pollution control.

Illinois EPA receives these funds through Section 604b of the Clean Water Act and administers the program within Illinois. The project period is two years unless otherwise approved. This is a reimbursement program.

Applications due by close of business on: January 15

Applications are accepted November 1, 2020 through 5:00 p.m. (CST) on January 15, 2021. 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

Section 604b Application

  • (To be posted -- Fall 2020)

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