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Nonpoint Source Implementation RFP FY 2024

Contact: 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 $2.9 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.

Projects are anticipated to be awarded in late Spring 2024.

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.

Webinar will be 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 is open to all interested potential applicants and will focus on the “Notice of Intent” or pre-application phase. The webinar will be held Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 10:30 – noon. Free registration is required at the link below:

The webinar will be recorded and a link will be posted here for those that can’t attend.

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