MassDEP 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Grants

Projects addressing stormwater impacts that are not required by EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permits are eligible for funding, provided these projects meet all other §319 eligibility guidelines.

In addition to implementation projects that directly address water quality impairments, eligible projects include:

  • The protection of high quality and unimpaired waters. These Healthy Watersheds projects are allowed under EPA §319 program guidelines (https://www.epa.gov/nps/319-grant-current-guidance),
  • Projects that implement climate adaptation, pollutant removal Best Management Practices (BMPs), and the application of new NPS management technologies,
  • Projects that address equity, diversity and Environmental Justice, and
  • Projects that build upon previous §319-funded work and/or work that has been initiated by programs such as the CWA §604(b) Water Quality Management Planning Program, the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program, or the Coastal Pollutant Remediation (CPR) Grant Program.