Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs for a range of projects that reduce nonpoint source pollution and enhance water quality. Applicants must submit a Notice of Intent before applying. Funding may be requested to conduct assessments, develop and implement TMDLs and watershed management plans, provide technical assistance, demonstrate new technology, and provide education and outreach. The majority of these funds must go toward restoring impaired waters through the implementation of approved watershed management plans.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is seeking applications for projects that will reduce nonpoint source (NPS) pollution in Indiana’s lakes, rivers, and streams. In an effort to more efficiently meet the NPS Program goals, focus §319 funds on restoration activities that will make measurable improvements in water quality, protect water quality designated uses, and implement Indiana's State Nutrient Reduction Strategy, IDEM established the following four priorities for FFY 2020 funds. Projects focusing on these priorities through planning and implementation activities will be considered a priority for funding. For implementation projects, the critical areas in the WMP must directly align with the priority:
- Develop a WMP or implement an IDEM approved WMP that will reduce nutrient loads within the following 8-digit Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) watersheds (prioritized in Indiana’s State Nutrient Reduction Strategy).
- Develop a WMP or implement an IDEM approved WMP that includes a 10-digit HUC watershed with a surface water drinking water intake and waters identified in Category 4A and 5A of the Draft 2018 §303(d) List of Impaired Waterbodies.
- Develop a WMP or implement an IDEM approved WMP that includes a 10-digit HUC watershed that impacts outstanding state resource waters and/or waters with endangered, threatened, or rare species.
- Implement a WMP that meets the IDEM 2009 Watershed Management Plan Checklist.
- 319 eligible projects that address NPS pollution in Indiana but do not meet one of the FFY 2020 priorities above will also be reviewed and considered for funding.
GrantWatch ID#: 181509
IDEM anticipates that less than 10 projects will be funded.
Projects may not exceed 4 years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Notice of intent must be emailed to NPSGRANTS@idem.IN.gov.
Joshua Brosmer, Watershed Specialist-SW
Kathleen Hagan, Watershed Specialist-SE
Jessica Faust, Watershed Specialist-NE
Chelsea Cottingham, Watershed Specialist-NW
Jamie Hosier, Senior Project Manager
Angie Brown, Section Chief
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Office of Water Quality, Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch, Watershed Planning and Restoration Section
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2251
Phone: (317) 308-3173
Toll Free: (800) 451-6027
Fax: (317) 308-3219