Posted on 2/2/14

division waterFRANKFORT, Ky. (12/26/13) – Federal matching grants are available for projects that help clean up polluted streams, rivers, lakes, and groundwater and for projects that pro-tect water resources. The grants are for watershed restoration projects and for water-shed plan development as well as for other projects that reduce and prevent runoff pol-lution.
Runoff pollution, also known as nonpoint source pollution (NPS), is the No. 1 contributor to water pollution in Kentucky, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the impairments of rivers, streams and lakes in the state. Runoff pollution occurs when water runs across the land and carries sediment, nutrients, pesticides, metals, and animal and human waste into streams, rivers, and groundwater.
The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) administers the federal NPS grants, which are funded through Section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act. The funds are provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and can be used to pay for up to 60 percent of the total cost for each project; a 40 percent nonfederal match is required.
The DOW gives priority to projects involving watershed plan development and imple-mentation in impaired waters, as well as the protection of Special Use Waters (e.g., cold water aquatic habitat, exceptional waters, state wild rivers and federal wild and scenic rivers) with identified threats.
To be considered for this competitive 2014 funding, a project proposal form must be submitted by the Feb. 3, 2014, deadline. The DOW NPS staff will review the project proposals and rank them according to eligibility and priority criteria to determine if they warrant further consideration and formal applications. Grant applications will only be accepted by invited entities identified through the proposal process.
The project proposal form, along with supporting documents, can be found at Proposals may also be submitted throughout the year for NPS program staff review and consideration for a fu-ture grant cycle.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Energy and Environment Cabinet your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

3/13 - 16

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 17,131.86
+47.37 (0.28%)    
2 S&P 2,017.46
+2.57 (0.13%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,838.64
+8.17 (0.17%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 10, 2015 6652

25-Mile Car Chase on Pennyrile Ends in Two Arrests

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 5117

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3438

3 From Greenville Indicted On Drug Charges

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3437

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
October 12, 2015 2937

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - October 12, 2015

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13931

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 12010

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 12, 2015 2937

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - October 12, 2015

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1787

MPD Foot Patrol Charges Man with Trafficking in…

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1707

Four Injured after Vehicle Careens down…

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1670

Two-Vehicle Collision Results in One Driver…

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1348

Kentucky Health Co-op Closing Due to Congress…

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1269

Driver Dies after Single-Vehicle Collision on…

by SurfKY News
October 13, 2015 1005

BBQ Champs Chosen during Hanson Lions Blast-off

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 1002

UPDATE: KSP Captures Escapee

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 925

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 12, 2015 667

PPD Request Public's Help Finding Missing Juvenile

by SurfKY News