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Nonpoint Source Implementation RFP FY 2024

Contact: Bob Sweet 517-512-9765

This funding opportunity is now closed, additional applications will not be accepted under the FY24 Request for Proposals. The FY25 Request for Proposals will be posted here in mid-summer 2024. The FY24 information that follows is meant to be used as examples of the process and types of projects that we anticipate we will be looking for in FY25.

Under the FY24 RFP, about $2.9 million in state and federal funding is expected to be available for nonpoint source control projects. The Nonpoint Source Program received 17 proposals requesting a total of almost $8.7 million and offering about $5.2 million in local match. We anticipate awarding funding to selected projects in Spring 2024. The FY24 RFP, appendices, and all forms and instructions are linked below for informational purposes. 

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; tribal entities, 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, tribal areas, and communities with Environmental Justice impacts.

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.

Two Webinars were hosted by Nonpoint Source Program staff to explain the Nonpoint Source Program, the application process, and new guidance for tribal entities and Environmental Justice impacted communities. The first webinar was open to all interested potential applicants and focused on the “Notice of Intent” or pre-application phase. The second webinar focused on the full application requirements and process. The webinars were recorded and are available at the links below:

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


  • RFP Released: 8/24/23
  • Watershed Plans must be 319 Approved: 8/24/23
  • Webinar – RFPs, Eligibility, Priorities, and NOI form: 9/7/23
  • Notice of Intent Letters due: 9/20/23
  • Invitations for Full Proposals sent via e-mail: 10/11/23
  • Webinar – Priorities, Project and application tips: 10/17/23
  • Proposals due: 11/15/23

Request for Proposal Documents