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Targeted Runoff Management Grant Program

The Targeted Runoff Management (TRM) Grant Program offers competitive grants for local governments for controlling nonpoint source (NPS) pollution. Grants reimburse costs for agriculture or urban runoff management practices in targeted, critical geographic areas with surface water or groundwater quality concerns.

Who can apply

Eligible applicants

Cities, villages, towns, counties, regional planning commissions, tribal governments and special purpose lake, sewerage and sanitary districts may apply.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Grant monies may fund the construction of best management practices (BMPs) to control nonpoint source pollution. They can also fund BMP design as part of a construction project. The cost-share rate for TRM projects is up to 70 percent of eligible costs. Municipal employee force account work may be reimbursable up to 5 percent of the total project reimbursement.

Eligible projects

  • Large-scale total daily maximum load (TMDL) projects
    Only agricultural projects designed to meet EPA-approved TMDLs are eligible. Eligible costs include construction of structural best management practices, implementation of non-structural cropping practices and some staffing costs to plan and install management practices. Projects run 3-4 years in duration. Typical grants are approximately $500,000 to $1 million.
  • Large-scale non-TMDL projects
    Only agricultural projects implementing state agricultural performance standards and prohibitions are eligible. They may be in any area to protect or restore surface water or groundwater. However, the project area may not be less than 8 or more than 39 square miles. Eligible costs include construction of structural best management practices, implementation of non-structural cropping practices and some staffing costs to plan and install management practices. Projects run 3-4 years in duration. Typical grants are approximately $500,000 to $1 million.
  • Small-scale TMDL projects
    Agricultural and urban nonpoint source control projects designed to meet EPA-approved TMDL goals are eligible for funding. Eligible costs are limited to construction of structural best management practices and acquisition of land or land rights if needed to support the practices. Projects run 2-3 years in duration. Grants are limited to $150,000.
  • Small-scale non-TMDL projects
    Only agricultural projects implementing state agricultural performance standards and prohibitions are eligible. They may be in any area to protect or restore surface water or groundwater. Projects run 2-3 years in duration. Grants are limited to $150,000.

Ineligible projects

  • Point source pollution control projects required by large livestock operation (CAFO) or storm water discharge permit laws.
  • Construction site erosion control.
  • New development, post-construction structural BMPs.
  • Dredging, draining, or flooding projects unrelated to water quality.

Deadlines

Deadlines

All application materials for projects beginning in 2017 is April 15, 2016.

After the DNR receives the completed applications, DNR staff score and rank the applications. Top ranking projects are allocated available funds. Announcements of grant awards occur in the fall.

How to apply

How to apply

To apply for a grant, choose the correct application from the charts below based on the project scale, implementation of NR 151 and/or TMDL requirements and agricultural or urban project location.

The application must be submitted by April 15 of the calendar year prior to the awarded grant start year. (For example, for the 2017 grant start year, applications are due by April 15, 2016.)

NEW: Top 10 Mistakes Made by TRM Grant Applicants [PDF]

Choosing the correct application

Be sure to download both the application and instructions. You will need the instructions when completing the application.

Project scale? NR 151 performance standards & prohibitions implementation? Meeting TMDL requirements? Use application form:
Small Yes No

Small-Scale Agriculture TRM Application (Form 8700-300) [PDF]

Small-Scale Agriculture TRM Instructions [PDF]

Small Yes Yes
Small No Yes
Large Yes No

Large-Scale Agriculture TRM Application (Form 8700-333) [PDF]

Large-Scale Agriculture TRM Instructions [PDF]

Large Yes Yes
Large No Yes
Small/Large No No Do Not Apply

The TRM grant program offers a small-scale competitive grant for urban runoff management practices to address nonpoint source pollutants specified as causing impairments in areas addressed in an EPA-approved Total Maximum Daily Load report.

Find all Urban-related applications, instructions, Reimbursement and Resources forms, agreements and guides on the Urban Nonpoint Source & Storm Water Management Grants web page.

Reimbursement

Reimbursement checklist

Reimbursement forms

Help

Contact information
For more information, please contact:
Your DNR district nonpoint source coordinator [PDF]
Linda Talbot
608-267-7551
Aaron Larson
608-267-9385
Last revised: Wednesday June 15 2016