Presentation on theme: "CWA §319 Grants General Conditions Grant Types Grant Format Timelines The Awards Reporting Note: § 319 monies are reimbursable grants."— Presentation transcript:
CWA §319 Grants General Conditions Grant Types Grant Format Timelines The Awards Reporting Note: § 319 monies are reimbursable grants
General conditions 60% Federal Funds maximum 40% Match 10% Administration maximum 20% Cap on non-implementation Must be related to nonpoint source water quality issues.
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Grant types Nonpoint Source Program Grants, funds program staff, operating costs and supports other NPS Programs. Additional Grant Opportunities (AGOs) are smaller grants intended to spread funding opportunities to as many projects as possible. Watershed Project Grants are tied to the 303(d) list and TMDL implementation.
Project proposal format Cover Page Lead contact, HUC information, load and budget summaries Project Summary Background Watershed information and location Nonpoint source problems and sources Type of project Lead Agency and partner roles and responsibilities Goals and objectives Project Description Project plan Partner involvement Education and outreach Maintenance of Effort Outreach Monitoring Milestone schedule Budget s.aspx s.aspx All AGOs require a basic work plan, which includes an introduction, description of the management measures, technical and financial assistance needs, budget, education and outreach component, and a schedule with milestones.
Timelines AGOs are variable; announcements only occur if monies are available within a particular budget year. Nonpoint Program and Watershed Project grant proposals drafts are due to DEP on June 1. The State usually sends its entire grant to EPA by mid August. The State receives comments back from EPA usually within two months; depending on the information requested it may take several months to correct and re-submit the grant application.
The Award is usually received from EPA by late spring or early summer depending upon many factors of the review process, the federal budget etc. The State issues sub-grants to partners that submitted watershed project proposals as well as sub-grants to our agency partners that support the mission of the NPS Program. 319 Grants are five years in length; however only four years is available for implementation. They must be completed before Sept. 30 th of the last year. Grant awards
Reporting Two Semi-Annual progress reports are required per year for all watershed project and AGO awards. The 1 st period is (Oct. 1 - March 31), the report due May 1. The 2 nd period is (April 1 - Sept. 30), the report due November 1. A Final Report is required when the grant is completed. Note: Summary reports are also required with any reimbursement submissions. px px px px