Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Request for Proposals from Indian Tribes and Intertribal Consortia for Nonpoint Source Management Grants Under Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 319

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.460
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jan 27, 2022

Steve Epting

A list of regional EPA contacts is available in the application instructions.


This program provides funding to develop and/or implement watershed-based plans and on-the-ground projects that will result in significant steps towards solving Nonpoint Source (NPS) water quality impairments on a watershed-wide basis.

Examples of eligible project activities include:

  • Road stabilization or removal
  • Planting on the banks of rivers and streams (riparian planting)
  • Streambank stabilization
  • Natural water channel restoration
  • Development of low impact storm water management practices
  • Livestock exclusion fencing
  • Nutrient or grazing management practices
  • NPS ordinance development
  • Septic system rehabilitation
  • Project monitoring
  • Development of a watershed-based plan
  • Training
  • Materials, education, and outreach

List of eligible tribes and intertribal consortia

To be eligible to apply, tribes and intertribal consortia must must have met all of the following eligibility requirements as of October 11, 2021:

  1. Be federally recognized
  2. Have an EPA-approved NPS assessment report in accordance with CWA section 319(a)
  3. Have an EPA-approved NPS management program in accordance with CWA section 319(b)
  4. Have "treatment-in-a-manner-similar-to-a-state" (TAS) status in accordance with CWA section 518(e)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Estimated number of awards: 27
Total Program Funding: $2,700,000

The program requires a non-federal cost share/match of 40% of the total project cost. The match may be provided through cash or in-kind contributions. EPA may decrease the match requirement to as low as 10% if the applicant can demonstrate a hardship submitted in writing to the appropriate regional administrator. Additional guidance on cost sharing is available in the application instructions.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab and on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Capital funding · Environmental health · Infrastructure · Public health

Organizations (1)

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.