DNREC accepting water project proposals

Delaware State News
Posted 7/28/21

DOVER — Delaware nonprofits, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowners associations are invited to submit proposals for grants to improve water quality.

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DNREC accepting water project proposals

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DOVER — Delaware nonprofits, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowners associations are invited to submit proposals for grants to improve water quality.

The funds will come from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Community Water Quality Improvement Grants program.

Proposals for the grants must be received by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

A virtual grant information workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 11. Registration, which is required, can be obtained here.

The grants assist in implementing projects that improve water quality on developed lands with specific watershed-improvement plans.

Programs selected must demonstrate innovative and sustainable methods for water-quality improvements, with cost-effective and measurable results.

Eligible projects may include:

  • Enhancement or restoration of water quality within an impaired watershed.
  • Improvements of stormwater management in existing developments in partnership with municipalities.
  • Nonregulatory or voluntary plans involving pollution-control strategies, watershed-based restoration plans, whole basin-management preliminary assessments or community‐based stormwater permits. 

Funding in this cycle should range from $25,000 to $75,000. Applicants may submit up to two proposals per cycle. Projects recommended by DNREC will be presented to the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council.

Proposals should be submitted to nps.grants@delaware.gov with “Community Water Quality Improvement Grants” in the subject line. Proposals must be less than 10 MB. Project guidelines and applications can be found here.