The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has approximately one million dollars in federal funding available to provide grant assistance for projects that prevent or control nonpoint source water pollution, the leading cause of water quality impairment in Nevada.
Nonpoint source (NPS) water pollution occurs when rain, snowmelt and irrigation water flows over developed or disturbed land, carrying with it contaminants including oil, sediment, pesticides, bacteria and nutrients. This contaminated water makes its way into Nevada’s waterways either directly or through storm drains.
All proposals must follow the guidelines for application outlined in the Request for Proposals (RFP), which is available for download at http://ndep.nv.gov/bwqp/npsgwp.htm. State, local and tribal governments, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions are eligible to apply. A non-federal match (cash and/or in-kind) of at least 50 percent of the total project cost is required.
“Nonpoint source pollution remains the biggest threat to Nevada’s waterways,” said Birgit Widegren, supervisor of NDEP’s Nonpoint Source Program. “Implementing water quality protection projects throughout Nevada helps to reduce that threat.”
Examples of projects eligible for funding include:
Contact Birgit Widegren at 775-687-9550 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
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