Nonpoint Source Implementation RFP FY 2018 InformationContact: 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.
- RFP Released, 7/19/17
- Watershed Plans must be 319 Approved, 7/19/17
- Webinar – RFPs, Eligibility, Priorities, and NOI form, 7/25/17
- Notice of Intent Letters due, 8/16/17
- Invitations for Full Proposals sent via e-mail, 8/30/17
- Webinar – Priorities, Project and application tips, 9/12/17
- Proposals due, 10/13/17
- Projects Awarded, Early Summer 2018
Request for Proposal Documents:
- Instructions for Implementation Project Grants
- 2018 Nonpoint Source Request for Proposals (RFP)
- 2018 Nonpoint Source RFP Targeted Watersheds
- Notice of Intent (NOI) Form
- Notice of Intent Instructions
- Cover Sheet
- Budget Form Instructions
- Budget Form
- Budget Form - federally negotiated rate: Contact Bob Sweet, firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-284-5520
- Proposed Best Management Practices (BMP) Sheet Instructions
- Proposed Best Management Practices (BMP) Sheet
- Checklist for a CMI Approved Watershed Management Plan
- Checklist for a 319 Approved Watershed Management Plan
- Appendix A: Wetland Guidance
- Appendix B: Watershed Management Planning Guidance and Criteria
- Appendix C: General Guidance for Land and Water Permits
- Appendix D: Hydrologic and Geomorphic Guidance
- Appendix E: Supplemental Guidance Urban Runoff
- Appendix E.1: Addressing Storm Water Under Michigan’s NPS Program – What’s Eligible
- Appendix F: On Site Wastewater Treatment Systems
- Appendix G: Social Indicators and Social Monitoring
- Appendix H: Terms and Conditions