Published: May 30, 2023 | Updated: May 25, 2023

DEQ seeks applications for Clean Water Act grants

BOISE — The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality is seeking grant applications for the fiscal year 2024 federal nonpoint source management §319 funding cycle.

Section 319 of the Clean Water Act established a grant program to support a variety of nonpoint source pollution management activities, including technical assistance, financial assistance, education, training, technology transfer, demonstration projects and monitoring to assess the success of specific nonpoint source implementation projects.

Grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis. A successful grant must focus on reducing pollutant loads and improving the water quality of lakes, streams, rivers and aquifers. Funds may be used to address nonpoint source management and prevention activities:

• Agriculture

• Stormwater

• Transportation

• Silvicultural or forestry-related activities

• Groundwater activities

• Mining

• Hydrologic and habitat modifications

Interested applicants should submit a completed budget and application template and provide supporting documentation including letters of recommendation and maps. Resources and instructions can be found at under Nonpoint Source Subgrants in Idaho webpage under the header “Important Dates and Other Information.” Email completed application materials to

Applications will be accepted from April 14 to July 15.