Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) Control Program – Department of Water Resources
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, nonprofits, federally recognized Native American Tribes, state agencies, public colleges, federal agencies.

What it Funds

Develop and/or implement management measures for nonpoint source pollutants for bodies of water in the Central Coast region, which include Pajaro, Salinas (lower), Santa Mario/Oso Flaco, Morro Bay, Franklin Creek, and Carpinteria Creek (refer to Section E of program guidelines on pages 27-29).

When to Apply

The most recent application period closed in December 2019.

Available Funds

$5 million. Individual grants range from $250,000 – $800,000.

Award Size


Level of Effort to Apply



8 proposals were accepted in 2019.