Watershed Assistance Grants and Outreach & Education Grants
Funds for Watershed Assistance Grants are appropriated through the DES Watershed Assistance Section from the US Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Grant funds are available to identify and address non-point source (NPS) pollution problems through watershed management, including assessment, planning and implementation. Organizations with 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status and governmental subdivisions including municipalities, regional planning commissions, non-profit organizations, county conservation districts, state agencies, watershed associations and water suppliers are eligible to receive Watershed Assistance Grants. For more information, please contact Eric Williams at (603) 271-2358, or [email protected] or Jeff Marcoux at (603) 271-8862 or [email protected].
Outreach & Education Grants
This program provides small grants of $200 to $2,000 for outreach and education projects relating to non-point source pollution issues that target appropriate audiences with diverse NPS water quality related messages. These small grants are available year round on an ongoing basis, which allows applicants to move forward with outreach and education projects without having to wait for annual application deadlines.
The DES Watershed Assistance Section administers the grant program using $20,000 each year from the US Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. For more information, please contact Barbara McMillan at (603) 271-7889 or [email protected]