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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Water

Division of Water
Nonpoint Source

Funding through Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act is provided to the Kentucky Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution Control Program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Funds can be used to pay for 60 percent of the total cost for each project; a 40 percent nonfederal match is required.

The Kentucky NPS Pollution Control Program seeks projects to compete for funding.  Grants are available for watershed-based plan development and implementation, protection of Special Use Waters with identified threats, as well as other nonpoint source pollution control projects to help mitigate or prevent runoff pollution. Priority consideration will be given to applications for watershed-based plan development and implementation in 303(d) listed streams and protection of threatened Special Use Waters.

Project proposals forms may be submitted at any time; however, deadlines apply to specific federal funding cycles. To be considered for 2015 funding, project proposals forms have to be submitted by May 15, 2015.

2015 Grant Application and Funding Process

  1. Read the Grant Guidance Document and Application instructions.
  2. Contact a NPS staff member to discuss your potential project.
  3. Submit Project Proposal Form by May 15, 2015.
  4. A NPS staff member will contact you to discuss your proposal.
  5. May 15 to May 29, 2015 -- proposals review and selection.
  6. Upon invitation develop an application.
  7. Submit application. Application must be postmarked by midnight July 10, 2015. If delivered by hand, application must be received by 4:30 p.m. ET July 10, 2015, at the Division of Water, NPS Section, 200 Fair Oaks Lane, Fourth Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601.
  8. July 13 to July 31, 2015 -- project review and selection.
  9. September 2015 -- expected receipt of grant from EPA.
  10. Contract written and executed.
  11. Project begins.

If you have any questions, e-mail Nonpoint Source Grants.

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 Nonpoint Source Funding Documents

Provides an overview of the grant requirements and the application process.
Provides detailed instructions, resources and information for completing the application and developing the project.
Provides the instructions and the form for the project proposal.
Project application form.