Grant Related Resources for:
Watershed Restoration Grants for Impaired Waters and Watershed Assistance Grants for High Quality Waters Applicants and Grantees
- Resources for Grantees
You already have a watershed grant and need a form or more information to meet your grant requirements.
- Resources for Grant Applicants
You are applying for a grant or just forgot where some of the resources are located.
- NH Watershed Protection and Restoration Forum Blog
This is the place to hear the latest from and to network with current, past, and possibly future grantees, the DES Watershed Assistance Section staff, and other interested parties.
- Project Results:
Watershed Assistance Grants Final Reports
Watershed-based Plans Examples
Whether you are applying for a grant or are already working on your project, examples of other project reports and watershed-base plans may be helpful.
Grantees Will Need (Required Forms)
- Semiannual Progress Report Form
This simple form is required twice a year to track progress toward reaching project goals.
- Semiannual Progress Report Form
- Payment Request, Match, and Procurement Forms
These forms are used when requesting payment for completed grant tasks, for reporting non-federal match, and for reporting procurements made with grant or match funds. If you do not have access to Excel, please print and mail or scan the forms (note that a free viewer can be downloaded, see below). For Word versions, please contact us at email: Katherine.Zink@des.nh.gov phone: (603) 271-8475.
- Final Report Guidance
This document contains guidance on developing a comprehensive final report as required in project Grant Agreements.
- Funding Credit Citation and Logos
All materials produced for public distribution shall be reviewed and approved by DES prior to distribution and shall include the citation that funding was provided by DES along with the DES logo.
Funding Credit Citation
Funding Credit Logos
Full DES Logo – Black & White
Abbreviated DES Logo – Black & White
Abbreviated DES Logo – Color
Full DES Logo – Color
Full DES Logo – Color (High-Rez Version)
Grantees Might Need
- List of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
Organizations using grant funds are required to conduct a competitive bid process for a contractor selection and to make a good faith effort to hire disadvantaged businesses.
- Operations and Maintenance Agreement Example for Stormwater Best Management Practices
- Photo Documentation Procedure
This outlines and explains the importance of use of photographs for measuring the success of restoration projects and best management practices in grant projects.
- Pollution Controlled Report (PCR)
This explains the importance and procedure in calculating and filling out a PCR which is necessary for all non point source pollution grant projects. The PCR must be completed and received by DES within one month following BMP implementation.
- Value of Volunteer Time
In addition to cash or other in-kind contributions, the required matching funds for grant projects can include the value of volunteer labor. Donated professional services may be credited at their regular hourly professional rate. See the above link for recommended match values and methodology from Independent Sector.
- 319 Grant Subcontracting and Procurement Guidance for Nonprofit Organizations
For the requirements for procurement over $2,000 and all subcontracting, nonprofit 319 grantees must refer to this guidance.
- 319 Grant Subcontracting and Procurement Guidance for Local Government Agencies
For the requirements for procurement over $2,000 and all subcontracting, local government agencies including municipal 319 grantees must refer to this guidance.
- 319 Grant Procurement Guidance for under $2,000
For purchases under $2,000, see section 220.127.116.11 “Procurement Standards” in the “319 Grant Subcontracting and Procurement Guidance for Nonprofit or Local Government Agencies“ documents above.
Grant Applicant Guidance
- New Hampshire Secretary of State
In order to be eligible for grants from DES, non profit organizations must first register as a corporation with the New Hampshire Secretary of State.
- New Hampshire Nonpoint Source Management Plan
In order to qualify for Watershed Assistance Grants, a project must address a goal or goals of the New Hampshire Nonpoint Source Management Plan.
- Restoration Plan Criteria Elements
To qualify for restoration grant funds, a restoration project must develop or implement a watershed restoration plan that addresses the Restoration Plan Criteria Elements.
- Guideline for developing and getting approval of a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)
If the grant project involves collection, analysis or manipulation of environmental data, it will require a QAPP.
- DES Guidance for Developing Watershed Management Plans in New Hampshire (Revised April 14, 2010)
Watershed Assistance and Restoration grant projects must develop or implement a watershed based plan
- Trophic Classes for New Hampshire Lakes
Watershed Assistance Grants for High Quality Waters for lakes may need to determine the trophic status of your lake.
- Outreach Guidance for Watershed Assistance and Restoration Grant Projects
Watershed Assistance and Restoration grant projects must incorporate outreach and education into a grant project that will enhance public understanding and encourage public participation of the project.
- G & C Processing Check-list
A check-list of items required for Governor and Council processing for grant applicants.
- Database of past DES Watershed Grant Projects
A searchable database that provides examples of past DES Watershed Assistance and Restoration grant funded projects.
Grant Applicant Forms
- NH W-9 Vendor Application
This form may be needed to contract services or products with vendors not already contracted with the State of New Hampshire.
- Certificates of Authority
These documents are examples of formats which certify that the person who signs the grant contract is authorized by the organization to do so. These are not the only acceptable formats for Certificates of Authority. Please contact DES Watershed Assistance Section if you have questions.
Certificate of Authority Example
Certificate of Authority GeneralTemplate
Certificate of Authority TownTemplate
Certificate of Authority CityTemplate
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Microsoft Word format. Download a free viewer from Microsoft.
Microsoft Excel format. Download a free viewer from Microsoft.