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Applications available for urban nonpoint source and storm water management planning grants

Contact(s): Jessica Wagner, DNR nonpoint source program grant manager, 608-267-9385
January 15, 2019

MADISON- Cities, villages, towns, counties, regional planning commissions, tribal governments and special purpose lake, sewage, or sanitary districts have until April 15, 2019 to submit applications for funding to help reduce urban nonpoint source pollution and help manage storm water.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is accepting grant applications for the Urban Nonpoint Source and Storm Water Management Planning grant program. The local government must have either jurisdiction over the project area or be required to control storm water discharge with an inter-governmental agreement between the municipality and the DNR.

For planning projects beginning in 2020, the application postmark deadline for Urban Nonpoint Source and Storm Water Grant materials is April 15. Urban Nonpoint Source Construction grant applications will not be solicited in 2019 but will be solicited again in 2020.

This grant program offers local governments competitive grants to control pollution that is carried by storm water runoff from diffuse urban sources. The grants reimburse costs of planning projects that control this type of pollution. Eligible planning projects include:

Parties interested in applying can learn more about the application process by searching the DNR website,, for keyword "grants," and then click on the button for "find grants" and scroll down to the link for Urban Nonpoint Source and Storm Water Management Grant Program. The web page also has contact information for these programs.

A webinar for this grant program is scheduled on Feb. 25, noon to 1:30 p.m. The webinar provides an overview of the Urban Nonpoint Source and Storm Water Management Planning Grant Program, with focus on the application process for funding projects to begin in 2020. The webinar offers an overview of what's changed since the last grant cycle, reviews what makes a good planning project (eligibility criteria and project attributes) and gives tips on writing a strong application.

Click on (exit DNR) to register for the webinar, or paste the link into your browser window.

Last Revised: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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