§319 Grant Guidance Manuals

The purpose of the manuals are to provide guidance on the development and submittal of proposals for Clean Water Act (CWA) §319 watershed project proposals.  WV's NPS Program administers §319 grants, which are awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III.  The grants are dedicated to projects that seek solutions to nonpoint source pollution.  The manuals provides information on project eligibility, submittal and evaluation.  
We strongly encourage organizations eligible and qualified for §319 funds to work with your regional Basin Coordinator to develop a sound funding proposal.  AGO proposals are accepted following an announcement, which may occur at anytime.  Watershed funding proposals are accepted annually on or before May 1st.  The May 1st change is effective as of fiscal year 2017.  See the grant timeline section for more information.
Click HERE to download the §319 guidance manual (2 MB) and HERE to download the AGO guidance manual (1 MB).  AGOs also come from §319 funding but are more fliexble in that they do not require a watershed plan, TMDL or 303(d) listing.

 Click-Here to visit the online tutorial for submitting watershed project grants.