Connecticut DEEP Grants under Section 319 of the Federal Clean Water Act for Fiscal Year 2020
General Eligibility and Focus
EPA Clean Water Act Section 319 Grant Requirements
The proposals must comply with the Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories issued on April 12, 2013, or subsequent guidance.
Pollutant Load Reduction Reporting
Grantees will be required to complete a spreadsheet form for the EPA Grant Reporting Tracking System (GRTS). The GRTS spreadsheet assists grantees to provide pollutant load reduction estimates that are required for all NPS implementation projects. The spreadsheet form can be found at the Nonpoint Source Program Main page.
DEEP will generally limit project duration to a two year period, with rare options to extend to three or four years if justifiably needed for completion of larger, more complex projects. Funding for projects that are not promptly initiated or fall substantially behind schedule may be considered for reprogramming to other Section 319 priority projects. DEEP suggests that potential grantees examine their needs for permits and other factors that may cause delays as early as possible.
If the proposed project is a multi-year or phased project, applicants should provide rough estimates of the complete cost of restoring the water body. DEEP is receptive to a phased approach, with each year’s funding allotment representing an individual phase. However, applicants should recognize that each year or phase of funding will be competitive. DEEP does not automatically agree to fund future phases by committing to the initial phase. Proponents shall establish a schedule for the additional phases and costs needed to complete the project, which will be considered in the evaluation of the FY 2020 portion.
Watershed Managers DEEP recommends that applicants consult with DEEP’s Watershed Manager before proposing any project. Please contact the appropriate manager listed below for your geographic area:
Southwest Coastal, South Central Coastal, and Connecticut Mainstem Manager: Chris Malik (860) 424-3959 or email@example.com
Housatonic and Farmington Manager: Susan Peterson (860) 424-3854 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Coastal, Thames, Salmon, and Eight Mile Manager: Eric Thomas (860) 424-3548 or email@example.com
Watershed Program Supervisor: Erik Bedan (860) 424-3386 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Content Last Updated: February 28, 2020