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2020 Section 319 Small Watersheds Focus Program Grant request for proposals open - Minnesota

The MPCA anticipates about $2.8 million will be available in the FFY 2020 funding round for projects that will reduce nonpoint source pollution in Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams in areas with approved nine key element (NKE) plans. Approved NKE plans are listed here

Funding for selected projects will be provided by Section 319 grant funds, contingent upon Congressional appropriation.

Open: Proposals are due no later than 4:30 pm Central Time on Friday, July 17, 2020.

Review the request for proposals for complete details.

Application materials

Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 grant: Request for proposals (wq-cwp7-20c-fy20)

This document describes the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 (Section 319) grant, including information on who may apply for funding, the funding priorities for the Federal Fiscal Year 2020 grant round, match requirements, and other information that will help applicants plan their project and submit a competitive proposal. Proposals are due no later than Friday, July 17, 2020 (4:30 p.m. Central Time).

Proposal work plan (wq-cwp7-20e-fy20)

Proposal budget (wq-cwp7-20f-fy20)

Additional reference

Sample grant agreement (wq-cwp7-20g-fy20)

Questions and answers

Applicants with questions regarding this RFP must send an e-mail to, subject line: “FFY 20 Section 319 Grant,” no later than Monday, July 13, 2020 (4:30 pm Central Time). Questions and answers will be posted on the MPCA website within two working days of receipt.

A final list of questions answered will be posted by Wednesday, July 15, 2020 (4:30 pm Central Time).

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