Don’t miss out on the April 16 (postmarked) application deadline for 2019 construction projects under the Urban Nonpoint Source (UNPS) and Stormwater Construction Grant Program. Our expanded water resources team at raSmith now offers an even greater depth of experience in grant writing and watershed planning/design/construction to help you put together a competitive grant application. Whether you are putting together your own application or need some assistance, below are several important considerations:
- This reimbursement grant program can fund up to 50% of eligible construction costs for the installation of best management practices (BMPs) to control pollution from existing urban areas. The grant can also include costs for lands acquired for the installation of BMPs for the same UNPS construction grant.
- Projects within a navigable water or wetland will not be funded.
- The local DNR NPS Coordinator must be contacted prior to application to discuss the proposed project.
- Award amounts of up to $150,000 for construction and an additional $50,000 for land acquisition are available to eligible applicants including cities, villages, towns, counties, tribal governments, and other special purpose districts.
- The 2018 grant cycle includes a revised scoring methodology that utilizes several factors that tie to DNR water quality objectives. More information is available here.
Please contact Cory Horton, senior project manager, municipal services division, to discuss your project and/or seek assistance with your grant application.
About the Author
Cory Horton is a municipal senior project manager at raSmith. With more than 20 years in the industry, Cory has extensive experience with municipal engineering, water and natural resources, and development projects. His hydrology/hydraulics experience includes stormwater management plans; watershed management planning; hydraulic studies/design; storm conveyance evaluation and design, flood analysis and mapping; development plan reviews; and construction observation.