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 specific to bodies of water in the Southern California region, which include Calleguas Creek, Santa Clara River, Malibu Creek, McGrath Lake, Ventura River, Alamo River, New River, Imperial Valley Drains, Coachella Valley Storm Channel, Upper and Lower Newport Bay, Rhine Channel, San Diego Creek Reach 1 and 2, Big Bear Lake and tributaries, San Jacinto River/Canyon Lake, San Mateo Creek Watershed, Shelter Island Yacht Basin, Rainbow Creek Watershed, Santa Margarita River Estuary Watershed, Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor, Tijuana River Valley, and Loma Alta Slough Watershed (refer to Section E of the program guidelines on pages 30-31 & 34-38).

When to Apply

Proposals are due 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Available Funds

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

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8 proposals were accepted in 2019.