Nonpoint Source Implementation RFP FY 2019 InformationContact: Bob Sweet 517-284-5520
The application period for this RFP is closed. Additional proposals under this RFP will not be accepted. The information below is for informational purposes only. It is anticipated that the FY2020 Nonpoint Source Implementation RFP will be available in late July 2019.
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 EGLE as meeting CMI criteria and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) “Nine Minimum Elements of Watershed Management Planning” on or before July 18, 2018. See approved watershed management plan listing here (11 MB PDF).
Webinars: The Nonpoint Source Program will hold two webinars in association with the FY19 Request for Proposals. The first webinar was held Tuesday July 24 and discussed the background of the program, schedule, process, priorities, and changes to this year’s RFP. Instructions for submitting a Notice of Intent form was also highlighted. A recorded version of the webinar as well as the webinar slides are available below.
- Webinar – RFP, Eligibility, Priorities and NOI process – recorded 7/24/2018
- Slides from the 7/24/2018 Webinar
A second webinar was held for September 11, 2018 to discuss developing full proposals. This webinar was by invitation only and for eligible Notice of Intent applicants, their partners and contractors. Topics included program priorities, project outcomes, proposal requirements, and helpful tips for submitting a complete application. The slides and a recorded copy of the webinar are available below.
- Webinar – Full proposals, priorities, outcomes, requirements and tips – recorded 9/11/2018
- Slides from the 9/11/2018 Webinar
- RFP Released, 7/18/18
- Watershed Plans must be 319 Approved, 7/18/18
- Webinar – RFP, Eligibility, Priorities, and NOI form, 7/24/18
- Notice of Intent Letters due, 8/15/18
- Invitations for Full Proposals sent via e-mail, 8/29/18
- Webinar – Priorities, Project and application tips, 9/11/18
- Proposals due, 10/12/18
- Projects Awarded, Early Summer 2019
Request for Proposal Documents:
- 2019 Nonpoint Source Request for Proposals (RFP)
- Notice of Intent Instructions
- Notice of Intent (NOI) Form (docx)
- Cover Sheet Instructions
- Cover Sheet (docx)
- Instructions for Implementation Project Grants
- Budget Form Instructions
- Budget Form – 10% De Minimis (xlsx)
- Budget Form - federally negotiated rate: Contact Bob Sweet, firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-284-5520
- Proposed Best Management Practices (BMP) Form Instructions
- Proposed Best Management Practices (BMP) Form (xlsm)
- Checklist for a CMI Approved Watershed Management Plan (docx)
- Checklist for a 319 Approved Watershed Management Plan (docx)
- Appendix A: Wetland Guidance
- Appendix B: Watershed Management Planning Guidance and Criteria
- Appendix C: General Guidance for Land and Water Permits
- Appendix D: Terms and Conditions
- Appendix E: Hydrologic and Geomorphic Guidance
- Appendix F: Supplemental Guidance Urban Runoff
- Appendix F1: Addressing Storm Water Under Michigan’s NPS Program – What’s Eligible
- Appendix G: On Site Wastewater Treatment Systems
- Appendix H: Social Indicators and Social Monitoring