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Deadline for applications for diffuse source mitigation grants is July 15 – Dailyfly
Deadline for applications for diffuse source mitigation grants is July 15 – Dailyfly

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BOISE – States, territories, and tribes interested in taking measures to control diffuse source pollution may submit applications under the Section 319 federal grant program until July 15, 2024.

Section 319 of the Clean Water Act established a grant program to support a variety of activities to combat diffuse source pollution, including technical assistance, financial support, education, training, technology transfer, demonstration projects, and monitoring to assess the success of implementing specific diffuse source projects.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) awards diffuse source grants annually on a competitive basis. A successful grant must focus on reducing pollutant loads and improving water quality of lakes, streams, rivers, and aquifers. Funds can be used for diffuse source management and prevention:

  • Agriculture
  • Rainwater
  • transport
  • Silvicultural or forestry activities
  • Groundwater activities
  • Mining
  • Hydrological and habitat changes

Application process

All interested applicants must create an account and submit a completed application through DEQ’s new online grant management system, Amplifund. Resources and instructions can be found on DEQ’s Grant Funding Resources webpage and on the Nonpoint Source Subgrants in Idaho webpage under the heading “Important Dates and Other Information.”

DEQ will accept applications from April 15 to July 15, 2024.

By Everly