*A Simplified Guide to Writing Watershed Restoration Plans and North Carolina 9-Element Plan Checklist - Written by Heather Saunders Benson, Triangle J Council of Goverments*
NC NONPOINT SOURCE 319 GRANT PROGRAM
By amendment to the federal Clean Water Act in 1987, the Section 319 Grant program was established to provide funding for efforts to reduce nonpoint source (NPS) pollution, commonly referred to as stormwater runoff pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides funds to state and tribal agencies. States and Tribes then allocate funds via a competitive process to public and non-profit organizations to address current or potential NPS concerns. Funds may be used to demonstrate innovative best management practices (BMPs), support education and outreach programs, establish Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL's) for a watershed, restore impaired streams or other water resources, or conduct NPS assessment or applied research. In North Carolina, the 319 Grant Program is administered by the NPS Planning Section in the Division of Water Resources.
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