2015 Clean Water Act (CWA) §319(h) Non-Point Source (NPS) Grant Program
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- Concept Proposal Solicitation Notice for the 2015 CWA §319(h) NPS Grant Program
- Concept Proposal Application Instructions
- Planning/Assessment Project Narrative Instructions (Attachment 3)
- Implementation Project Narrative Instructions (Attachment 4)
- Application Templates
Appendices to the 2015 CWA §319(h) NPS Grant Program Guidelines (Attachment 1)
Appendix 1. Nine Minimum Elements for Watershed Based Plans per CWA §319(h)
Projects may qualify through implementation and/or planning/assessment activities that are consistent with watershed plans that address the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (U.S. EPA) nine elements of a watershed plan.
- Appendix 2. Definitions
Relevant program definitions provided for reference.
Appendix 3. Environmental Review Process
Funded projects must comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and federal environmental regulations.
Appendix 4. Matching Funds Reduction/Waiver (Disadvantaged Communities)
Projects that involve disadvantaged communities may be eligible for a waiver or reduction of matching funds. Under the Program, a disadvantaged community is defined as a community with an annual MHI that is less than 80 percent of the statewide Median Household Income (MHI).
Appendix 5. Project Assessment and Evaluation Plan
Funded projects are required to complete a Project Assessment and Evaluation Plan (PAEP). A PAEP helps ensure projects meet their intended goals, achieve measurable outcomes, and provide benefits to the State of California. Background on the PAEP, guidance on how to prepare and use PAEP, and templates are available.
Appendix 6. Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP)
Funded projects are required to collect swamp compatible data to for quality assurance and control and for comparability with other State collected data. Additional SWAMP compliance guidance is available.
Appendix 7. Program Coordinators (Attachment 2)
Applicants are strongly encouraged to work with the appropriate their regional board grant coordinator when developing their project.
Appendix 8. Grant Agreement Template
Applicants that are funded will need to agree to terms and conditions similar to that above.
Questions regarding environmental procedures and practices should be directed to the Division’s Regional Programs Unit (RPU), at (916) 341-5686 or (916) 341-5667. Questions regarding cultural resources should be directed to the Division’s Cultural Resources Officer (CRO) at (916) 341-5690
- General Requirements
- Information on the Grant Agreement
- Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Practice for Life
Questions or Comments about the CWA §319(h) NPS Program?
- For CWA §319(h) Grant Program »» Matthew Freese, Division of Water Quality, 916 341-5485
- For FAAST »» Patricia Leary, Division of Financial Assistance, 916 341-5167