Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and IHEs to decrease water pollution and improve the quality of water bodies across the State. Interested applicants are required to submit a Notice of Intent prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended to support nonpoint source pollution projects that conduct assessments, develop and implement TMDLs and watershed management plans, provide technical assistance, demonstrate new technology, and provide education and outreach.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is awarding grants through the Federal Clean Water Act Section 319(h) program for projects that will reduce nonpoint source (NPS) pollution in Indiana’s lakes, rivers, and streams.
NPS pollution does not come from a pipe, but results when water (rain or snowmelt) moves across land, such as city streets, agricultural fields and residential areas, and picks up sediment, fertilizers, pesticides, animal wastes, motor oil and other pollutants. NPS pollution is the leading cause of water quality problems in Indiana and is responsible for many of the impairments identified.
The Indiana State NPS Management Plan guides the NPS Management Program and its use of §319 funds. The Plan describes Indiana’s strategies for reducing and preventing NPS through program implementation. All activities and projects must be designed to implement the NPS Management Plan. (For more information about the NPS Management Plan, see https://www.in.gov/idem/nps/3036.htm.)
In an effort to more efficiently meet the NPS Program goals, the focus of §319 funds is 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 has established the following four priorities for FFY 2021 funds:
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 approximately 10 or fewer projects will be funded.
If a grant is awarded, project start dates would be in the last quarter of 2021 at the earliest.
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.
Applicants invited to submit applications should email them to the above email address.
There are several IDEM staff members who can provide guidance on project development; however, the IDEM recommends that applicants first contact the Watershed Specialist serving their region of the state. (For a list of Watershed Specialists by region, see the Watershed Specialists Map in Supporting Documents below.)
Joshua Brosmer, Watershed Specialist-SW
Kathleen Hagan, Watershed Specialist-SE
Kristi Todd Watershed Specialist-NE
Amanda Studor-Bond Watershed Specialist-NW
Samuel Ennett Watershed Specialist-Central
Jamie Hosier, Senior Project Manager
Angie Brown, Section Chief
For questions, contact IDEM at:
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
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