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Water: Watershed Funding

EPA Watershed Funding Programs

Nonpoint Source Pollution Funding
Provides information on grant opportunities to implement efforts to address nonpoint source pollution, including Clean Water Act Section 319 grants and Nonpoint Source Minigrants.

Targeted Watershed Grants (NOTE- No longer accepting applications)
The Targeted Watershed Grants Program is designed to encourage successful community-based approaches and management techniques to protect and restore the nation's waters. Any governmental or nonprofit non-governmental entity is eligible to receive a grant under this program, and inter jurisdictional watershed partnerships are encouraged. Through these grants, EPA expects to see real environmental results, such as the return of native fish species and increased recreational opportunities and to discover innovative solutions to improving and sustaining water quality.

Wetlands Funding
Includes information on EPA grant opportunities including Wetlands Program Development Grants, Five Star Restoration Grants, the State Revolving Fund program, and other sources of federal funding for protecting wetlands.

National Estuary Program Funding Strategies
Includes information about the money raised by the National Estuary Programs from 2003 through 2008.

Additional EPA Funding Opportunities for Water
Includes information on other sources of funding for projects that address waste water and drinking water issues (Clean Water State Revolving Fund and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund), and improve water quality (Beach Act Grants, Water Pollution Control Program Grants, and Water Quality Cooperative Agreements). Additionally, specific information for Tribes is available.

Regional Grant Opportunities
EPA’s ten regional offices provide information on both regional and national sources of funding for a variety of water and watershed related projects.

Environmental Education Grants Program
This program supports environmental education projects that increase the public awareness about environmental issues and increase people's ability to make informed decisions that impact environmental quality. EPA awards between $2 and $3 million annually. More than 75 percent of these grant recipients receive less than $15,000.

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