The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently announced the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 funding round is now open, with $1.4 million expected for grants to reduce water pollution. The program provides funding and technical assistance to groups and individuals who work with citizens to reduce non-point source pollution.
To be eligible, projects must be implemented in watersheds with a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) by the close of the application period, which is March 2, 2018. The MPCA says projects may include conservation practices that directly reduce non-point source pollution, and any associated education or development activities.
Click here to access the application materials on the MPCA’s website.