Funding through Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act is provided to the Kentucky Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution Control Program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Funds can be used to pay for 60 percent of the total cost for each project; a 40 percent nonfederal match is required.
The Kentucky NPS Pollution Control Program seeks projects to compete for funding. Grants are available for watershed-based plan development and implementation, protection of Special Use Waters with identified threats, as well as other nonpoint source pollution control projects to help mitigate or prevent runoff pollution. Priority consideration will be given to applications for watershed-based plan development and implementation in 303(d) listed streams and protection of threatened Special Use Waters.
Project proposal forms may be submitted at any time; however, deadlines apply to specific federal funding cycles. To be considered for 2011 funding, project proposal forms have to be submitted by Feb. 4, 2011.
2011 Grant Application and Funding Process
Read the Grant Guidance Document and Application instructions.
Contact a NPS staff member to discuss your potential project.
Submit Project Proposal Form by Feb. 4, 2011.
A NPS staff member will contact you to discuss your proposal.
Feb. 4 to Feb. 25, 2011 – proposal review and selection.
Upon invitation, develop an application.
Submit application. Application must be postmarked by midnight April 22, 2011. If delivered by hand, application must be received by 4:30 p.m. ET April 22, 2011, at the Division of Water, NPS Section, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Fourth Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601.
May 15 to July 15, 2011 – project review and selection.
Oct. 1, 2011 – expected receipt of grant from the EPA.
Contract written and executed. Project begins.