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 Sierras region, which include Blackwood Creek, Carson River, West Fork, Indian Creek Reservoir, Squaw Creek, Tahoe, Middle Truckee River Watershed, and Upper Truckee River (refer to Section E of the program guidelines on pages 32-34).

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.