Nonpoint Source Implementation RFP FY 2018 Information

Contact: Bob Sweet 517-284-5520

The DEQ anticipates that, for fiscal year 2018, up to $4.3 million in state and federal funding will be available for nonpoint source control projects that implement priority recommendations in approved watershed management plans.  Final funding amounts will be determined through the State and federal budget processes.  We strongly suggest that potential applicants consult with NPS staff as they prepare their Notice of Intent (NOI) and develop full proposals.

Eligible Applicants: Units of government (state agencies, counties, cities, townships, and villages), regional planning agencies, conservation districts, public and private colleges and universities, and incorporated nonprofit organizations who are exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Eligible Activities: In general, implementing water quality based priority recommendations in approved watershed management plans including physical, vegetative, and managerial best management practices (BMP) and information and outreach activities are eligible.  Activities must directly address the NPS pollutants, causes, and sources identified as priorities in the watershed management plan.  In addition, the pollutants, causes, and sources must also be addressed in Michigan’s NPS Program Plan.

Eligible Watersheds: Watersheds covered by a watershed management plan approved by the DEQ as meeting CMI criteria and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) “Nine Minimum Elements of Watershed Management Planning” on or before July 19, 2017.  See approved watershed management plan listing here.

Free Webinar: The NPS Program held a webinar in conjunction with FY18 NPS funding for both planning and implementation projects Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The webinar presented information for both RFPs including priorities, and areas of emphasis as well as the schedules and process for submitting proposals.  Slides from the webinar are posted below.  A recording of the webinar will be posted here when it is available.

Schedule

Request for Proposal Documents: