Unspent 319 Funds
About The Program
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) provides nonpoint source project funding annually under Section 319(h) of the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA). As these multi-year contracts close, any unspent funds are de-obligated. These unobligated funds are a result of contracts that were completed under budget, contracts that were cancelled, or other situations in which the initial 319 award was not expended by the time the contract closed. The amount of unspent funds varies greatly (in some cases there may be no unspent funds) and the timing in which DEQ may re-award these funds is not known in advance. Match will depend on the overall 319 Project Grant for Montana and whether or not match has been met for that contract between DEQ and EPA. For these reasons DEQ seeks brief project proposals that may be a good fit for program priorities and funding as it becomes available. Eligible organizations include governmental entities or a nonprofits. A governmental entity is a local, state, or federal office that has been established and authorized by law. Nonprofit organizations are identified as having a tax exempt declaration of 501(c)(3) from the Internal Revenue Service.
Robert Ray Watershed Protection Program Supervisor
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