The new 319 Small Watersheds Focus Program is looking for interested watersheds to partner with the MPCA in developing a long-term roadmap to support comprehensive implementation on a small-scale watershed.
The MPCA is beginning a pilot of ten small watersheds to develop a detailed Focus Grant workplan following the EPA’s Handbook for developing watershed plans to restore and protect our waters. The selected watersheds (Focus Watersheds) will be prioritized to receive four, four-year grant awards that will span a total of 16 years. These funds will be used to implement a series of projects outlined in the Focus grant workplan, provide a steady source of funding, focus implementation efforts, and achieve measurable water quality improvements on a specific waterbody.
Step one: If you’re interested, please send us an email right away: 319.Grant.PCA@state.mn.us
- No need to wait to compile all your information.
- No strings attached! Letting us know you’re interested now doesn’t mean that you’re committing to the program.
Step two: Check out the selection criteria and funding principles and send us an e-mail about how you, your partners, and the watershed are a good fit. Please hit the highlights and keep it under two pages.
- Guiding principles and selection criteria 319 Focus Watersheds grant pilot program (wq-cwp2-05)
- Email your summary: 319.Grant.PCA@state.mn.us
Local governmental units such as soil and water conservation districts, watershed districts, watershed management organizations, tribal authorities, cities, counties, and joint-power organizations of local government.
Have questions or don’t have all the answers? Send an email (319.Grant.PCA@state.mn.us) or give us a call.
- Greg Johnson: 651-757-2471
- Cindy Penny: 651-757-2099