DNREC announces $1.2 million in funding for Clean Water Projects

Clean Water

DELAWARE – Delaware residents, government agencies, conservation districts, and non-profit organizations throughout the state can help support Delaware’s quest for clean water by taking advantage of an annual grant opportunity.

We’re told the Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source grant, administered by DNREC and funded through the federal Clean Water Act, will bring more than $1.2 million to the state.

DNREC is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for Section 319 grant projects that reduce Delaware’s nonpoint source pollution and improve water quality by reducing nutrients that drain or leach into impaired waters. This pollution is caused by precipitation moving as overland runoff and through the ground. As the runoff moves, pollutants are picked up and carried with it and eventually deposited into lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastal waters, and groundwater.

DNREC says it will accept grant proposals starting on Monday, December 6, through February 9, 2022.

More on the Section 319 grants can be found here.

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