Community water-quality improvement project grants available


DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals for matching grants for community water-quality improvement projects. Delaware non-profit organizations, conservation districts, community organizations and homeowner’s associations are eligible to apply. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Community water-quality improvement grants assist in implementing projects or programs to improve water quality on developed lands consistent with specific plans developed for watershed improvements. Programs and projects selected will demonstrate innovative and sustainable methods, techniques and/or practices for water quality improvements. Projects will be recommended for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council.

Funding for projects receiving a grant award in this cycle is anticipated to range from $25,000 minimum to $75,000 maximum. The grant requires a 25 percent cash match, which may be federal, state or local cash. 

Proposals should be submitted by email to Sharon.Webb@state.de.us (Subject: Community Water Quality Improvement Grant). Proposals submitted by email must be less than 10MB. Project guidelines and the application can be found on DNREC’s website on the Environmental Finance webpage at https://dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/environmental-finance/community-water-q....

For more information, contact Sharon Webb at (302) 739-9922.