Nonpoint Source Implementation RFP FY 2021 Information

Contact: Bob Sweet 517-512-9765

The application period for this funding opportunity is now closed. A total of 24 proposals requesting over $10.3 million dollars were received. Proposals selected for funding will be announced in Spring 2021.

The information and documents below are for informational purposes only. Additional proposals are not being accepted at this time.

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):

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.

FY21 Schedule

  • 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.

For additional information please contact your District NPS Staff person or Bob Sweet.

Request for Proposal Documents