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Nonpoint Source Program And Grants Guidance For Fiscal Year 1997 And Future Years

May 1996

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Office of Water

Washington, D.C.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dear Colleague letter - Overview

FOREWARD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

I. OUR VISION

II. INTRODUCTION

A. Background
B. Scope of This Guidance
C. NEPPS and Performance Partnership Grants
D. The Watershed Protection Approach
E. Relationship to Other Environmental Programs

III. NONPOINT SOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS

A. Nine Key Elements of an Effective State Program
B. Toward Our Vision: Dynamic and Effective Nonpoint Source Programs

IV. GRANTS

A. Funding Process
B. Grant Eligibility
C. Criteria That Apply to the Award of Section 319 Grants
D. Reporting Requirements to be Included in all Grants

V. MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT OF SECTION 319(h) GRANTS

VI. GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBES

VII. APPENDICES

A. Suggested Outline for Assessments of State Programs
B. Measures and Indicators of Progress and Success
C. Elements of a Well-Designed Watershed Implementation Plan
D. Schedule for Issuance of Section 319(h) Grants
E. Generic Grant Condition Establishing State Reporting Elements
F. Nationally Mandated Data Elements Under Grants Reporting and Tracking System (GRTS)
G. Allocation Formula
H. Selected References
I. National Monitoring Projects Funded Under Section 319

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