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IDEM accepts grant applications for Section 319(h) and 205(j) funds only during certain specific time periods each year. This page is updated when new funds become available from U.S. EPA and grant funding priorities have been set by IDEM. Please note that applications submitted outside of the grant solicitation time period will not be considered for funding. Competition for grant funds is high and funds available are limited. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to work with IDEM staff before submitting any grant application.
The solicitation for grant applications begins April 1, 2014. Notices of Intent (NOI) emails for the FFY 2015 grant solicitation are due June 2, 2014 (the Solicitation Announcement [PDF] provides additional information). Applications for the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Section 319 Grant Solicitation are due September 2, 2014. Your electronic submittal must be received by IDEM by the close of business on September 2, 2014, and your mailed copy must be postmarked no later than September 2, 2014. Please review the Solicitation Announcement [PDF] for more details on project eligibility and requirements, and contact the Watershed Planning and Restoration Section staff for assistance in developing a competitive proposal.
All projects must include a matching contribution, from non-federal funds, of 40 percent of the total project cost. While timeframes can change from year to year, in recent years, applicants have officially been notified of the grant award after Congress releases funds in June or July. Applicants should plan that if a grant is awarded, project start dates would be in the last quarter of 2015 at the soonest.
IDEM is currently not soliciting for 205(j) grant applications. IDEM has not determined when the next solicitation for 205(j) funds will occur.
For more information about nonpoint source funding, contact IDEM.