Nonpoint Source Implementation RFP FY 2019 Information

Contact: 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.

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.


  • 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: