Section 319 funding round

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 these areas with approved nine key element (NKE) plans: Section 319 Small Watersheds Focus group A.

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

Apply now. Proposals are due no later than July 17, 2020 (4:30 p.m. Central Time).

Review the request for proposals for complete details.

Application materials

Federal Clean Water Act Section 319 grant (FFY 2020)

PDF icon 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).

PDF icon Addendum 1 to the RFP (wq-cwp7-20h-fy20)

This document acknowledges the date error on the proposal workplan. (June 15, 2020)

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

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

Additional reference

PDF icon 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 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 July 15, 2020 (4:30 pm Central Time).

MPCA personnel are not authorized to discuss the RFP with applicants and contact regarding this RFP with any personnel outside of the email inbox may result in disqualification.