Nonpoint Source Watershed Planning Request for Proposals (RFP) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Information

Contact: Bob Sweet 517-512-9765

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is requesting proposals to develop new or update existing watershed management plans. Under this RFP, it is anticipated that about $276,000 in federal Clean Water Act section 205(j) funding is expected to be available for watershed planning projects. The timeline, application and award processes will be similar to previous years.  We strongly suggest that applicants consult with Nonpoint Source (NPS) staff as they work with partners and stakeholders to develop potential projects.  The RFP, appendices, and all forms and instructions are posted below.

A webinar will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021, beginning at 10:00 a.m. to explain the FY 2021 NPS Program funding for watershed plan development projects. NPS staff will discuss the grant application schedule, program priorities, eligibility criteria, application requirements, tips for successful applications, and answer questions from the audience. Click the following link to register for this free webinar:

FY21 Planning RFP Schedule

  • RFP Released 1/15/21
  • Webinar 1/21/21
  • Proposals due 3/17/21
  • Projects Awarded Summer 2021

Eligible watersheds: All Michigan Watersheds although the NPS Program generally suggests planning at the HUC10 size level.

Eligible activities: All activities needed to develop or to update an existing plan to an approvable level.

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

Request for Proposal Documents: