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DNREC now accepting grant proposals for surface water project planning

DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. August 31, 2011.

The Surface Water Matching Planning Grant program is a set-aside in the state’s Clean Water Revolving Fund. Projects will be recommended for funding by Delaware’s Clean Water Advisory Council (CWAC) through a competitive grant process.

Eligible projects include planning, preliminary engineering, and feasibility analysis of: stormwater retrofits; green technology practices; stream and wetland restoration projects; small watershed studies; master surface water and drainage plans; and other source water pollution control projects

Grant funding is limited to $50,000 per successful applicant with a 1:1 cash match requirement. Up to 10 percent of the grant funds may be used for administrative costs.

Project guidelines and the application can be found online at DNREC’s Clean Water Advisory Council webpage.

Proposals must be submitted by email to James.Sullivan@state.de.us (Please put “Surface Water Matching Planning Grant” in the subject field). Proposals submitted by email must be less than 10 megabytes (MB).

For more information, please contact Jim Sullivan, Drainage Section, Division of Watershed Stewardship at 302-739-9921.