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 6/22/2017
Project Sponsors may contact DEQ to obtain input on project proposals and for review of draft applications 6/22/2017 - 8/18/2017
Applications Due to DEQ 9/18/2017 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: TBD
Notice of Intent to Award sent to Project Sponsors 10/27/2017
DEQ works with Project Sponsors to finalize Scopes of Work November 2017-February 2018
EPA review of Scopes of Work and funding is awarded to Montana March-July 2018
DEQ sends Contracts to Project Sponsors for signature July 2018
Funds Available Upon Signature of Contract



Review Of Applications By Agency Review Panel 

Date: 10/12/2017     

Time: TBD  

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

Organizer:  DEQ Watershed Protection Section  


FY18 Applications