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How can my community receive 319 grant funds for our projects?

  • Does your watershed already have a 319 Plan in place? See the Colorado Watershed Plans list at the bottom of this page.

  • Is the 319 Plan for your watershed current?

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Colorado Watershed Assembly 319 Watershed Planning Services Program

Do you have questions on how to get started on a 319 Plan?

The Colorado Watershed Assembly provides 319 Watershed Planning Services. Contact us at info@coloradowater.org for more information.

Nonpoint source pollution is caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants, finally depositing them into lakes, rivers, wetlands and groundwater.

Nonpoint source pollution is caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over and through the ground. As the runoff moves, it picks up and carries away natural and human-made pollutants, finally depositing them into lakes, rivers, wetlands and groundwater.

319 NONPOINT SOURCE

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Colorado Nonpoint Source Funding Opportunities

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)

Water Finance Clearinghouse

Environmental Education (EE) Grants

The nonpoint source program funds projects that help restore and protect waterbodies from nonpoint source pollution impacts. Watershed plans are the initial step to applying for 319 grant funds to implement projects that address water quality impairments caused by nonpoint sources of selenium, sediment, pathogens and/or nutrients, or protect waterbodies currently meeting water quality standards from nonpoint source pollution impacts.

The links below provide information on these source categories, and on practices to reduce the impacts of NPS pollution in each of those categories. Different types of land use will influence what types of  Nonpoint Source water quality concerns affect a given waterbody.  

9 Elements to 319-Funded Watershed Plans

1. Identify causes and sources of pollution

2. Estimate pollutant loading into the watershed and the expected load reductions

3. Describe management measures that will achieve load reductions and targeted critical areas

4. Estimate amounts of technical and financial assistance and the relevant authorities needed to implement the plan

5. Develop an information/education component

6. Develop a project schedule

7. Describe the interim, measurable milestones

8. Identify indicators to measure progress

9. Develop a monitoring component


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Colorado Watershed Plans: 9 Element (319) and Others