319 Grant: Current Guidance
Clean Water Act Section 319(h) funds are provided only to designated state and tribal agencies to implement their approved nonpoint source management programs. State and tribal nonpoint source programs include a variety of components, including technical assistance, financial assistance, education, training, technology transfer, demonstration projects, and regulatory programs. Each year, EPA awards Section 319(h) funds to states in accordance with a state-by-state allocation formula that EPA has developed in consultation with the states.
Section 319(h) funding decisions are made by the states. States submit their proposed funding plans to EPA. If a state’s funding plan is consistent with grant eligibility requirements and procedures, EPA then awards the funds to the state.
For state-specific application information, please contact your state NPS coordinator.
- Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories (pdf)
- Near-term Actions to Support Environmental Justice in the Nonpoint Source Program (pdf)
- Section 319 Program Guidance: Key Components of an Effective State Nonpoint Source Management Program (pdf)
- Section 319 Grants Streamlining Policy and Program Expectations for Expenditure of Funds (pdf)