Nonpoint Source 319 Project Funding

The state of Montana receives funding annually from EPA through Section 319 of the Clean Water Act to distribute throughout the state to groups interested in implementing projects to reduce nonpoint source pollution to our waters. These funds support a wide variety of activities including technical assistance, financial assistance, education, training, restoration projects, and protection projects. DEQ solicits project proposals from eligible applicants and funds are distributed competitively to support the most effective and highest priority projects. The application process begins in June. See the Call for 319 Nonpoint Source Project Proposals for more information. Questions may be directed to the Watershed Protection Section, at (406) 444-5317.



Call for 319 Nonpoint Source Project Funding Requests

Visit the Guidance Documents and References page for Call and Application Forms


Issue of Call for 319 Nonpoint Source Funding Requests 6/1/2018
Project Sponsors may contact DEQ to obtain input on project proposals and for review of draft applications 6/1/2018 through 8/31/2018
Applications Due to DEQ  9/10/2018 by 2:00 pm
Project Sponsor presentations and Evaluation by Agency Review Panel

(see below for more details)

Metcalf Building, 1520 E 6th Ave, Helena, Room 111

Time: 8:00 A.M.
Notice of Intent to Award sent to Project Sponsors 10//26/2018
Watershed Restoration Plans must be accepted by DEQ 1/31/2019
DEQ works with Project Sponsors to finalize Scopes of Work November 2018-February 2019
EPA review of Scopes of Work and funding is awarded to Montana March-July 2019
DEQ sends Contracts to Project Sponsors for signature June/July/August 2019
Funds Available Upon Signature of Contract



Review Of Applications By Agency Review Panel 

Date: 10/1/2018     

Time: 8:00 A.M.  

Location: Room 111 of the DEQ Metcalf Building, 1520 E. Sixth Ave, Helena, MT  

Organizer:  DEQ Watershed Protection Section  


FY19 Applications

To be added in September of 2018