Nonpoint Source Implementation RFP FY 2021 InformationContact: Bob Sweet 517-512-9765
The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is requesting proposals to implement priority recommendations in critical areas from approved watershed management plans. Under this RFP, about $4.3 million in state and federal funding is expected to be available for nonpoint source control projects. The timeline, application and award processes will be similar to previous years. We strongly suggest that applicants consult with NPS staff as they work with partners and stakeholders to develop potential projects. The RFP, appendices, and all forms and instructions are linked below.
To be eligible for implementation funding, watershed management plans not yet approved must have been submitted by February 14, 2020 and must be approved by EGLE on or before July 15, 2020.
A webinar was held to explain the FY21 NPS Program funding for watershed implementation projects. NPS staff discussed the grant application schedule, program priorities, eligibility criteria, application requirements, tips for successful applications, and answered questions from the audience. Click the following link to view a recorded version of the webinar (requires a free registration): https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/1920526164736412175
A second webinar will be held for those invited to submit a full proposal. This webinar is by invitation only. However, a recording will be posted here for those who cannot attend.
- 2/14/2020: Watershed Plans must be submitted for Approval
- 6/17/2020: Draft RFP information Released
- 7/15/2020: RFP Released
- 7/15/2020: Watershed Plans must be 319 Approved
- 7/21/2020: Webinar – RFPs, Eligibility, Priorities, and NOI form
- 8/14/2020: Notice of Intent Letters due
- 8/28/2020: Invitations for Full Proposals sent via e-mail
- 9/8/2020: Webinar – Priorities, Project and application tips
- 11/6/2020: Proposals due
Projects Awarded Spring 2021 or with FY21 State and Federal Budget approvals
Eligible applicants include nonprofits that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, local units of government (such as state agencies; county, city, township, and village entities; regional planning agencies; Conservation Districts), and Michigan colleges and universities. Applicants must also supply proof of a successful audit at the time of the full application.
Eligible watersheds are watersheds covered by a watershed management plan approved as meeting state and federal guidance.
Eligible activities are implementing priority recommendations to address nonpoint sources of pollution in critical or priority areas as designated in an approved watershed management plan.
Request for Proposal Documents
- FY 2021 Nonpoint Source Request for Proposals (RFP)
- Notice of Intent Instructions
- Notice of Intent (NOI) Form (docx) EQP3595
- Cover Sheet Instructions EQP5835-I
- Cover Sheet (docx) EQP5835
- Instructions for Implementation Project Grants
- Budget Form Instructions EQP5836-I
- Budget Form – 10% De Minimis (xlsx) EQP5836A
- Budget Form - federally negotiated rate: Contact Bob Sweet, SweetR@michigan.gov, 517-512-9765
- Proposed Best Management Practices (BMP) Form Instructions EQP5832A-I
- Proposed Best Management Practices (BMP) Form (xlsm) EQP5832A
- Checklist for a CMI Approved Watershed Management Plan (docx)
- Checklist for a 319 Approved Watershed Management Plan (docx)
- NPS RFP FY21 Appendices
- 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