Conservation Matters July 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

TSSWCB requests proposals for FY2015 Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant Program

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) is requesting proposals for watershed assessment, planning, implementation, demonstration and education projects seeking funding under the FY2015 Clean Water Act §319(h) Nonpoint Source Grant Program. Proposed projects should focus on agricultural and/or silvicultural nonpoint source pollution prevention and abatement activities within the boundaries of impaired or threatened watersheds.

Up to $1 million of TSSWCB’s FY2015 Clean Water Act grant will be eligible for this request for proposals. A competitive proposal review process will be used so that the most appropriate and effective projects are selected for funding.

Specific activities that can be funded with §319(h) grants include the following: development of nine-element watershed protection plans including the formation and facilitation of stakeholder groups; surface water quality monitoring; data analysis and modeling; implementation of nine-element watershed protection plans and the nonpoint source portion of total maximum daily load implementation plans; demonstration of innovative best management practices; technical assistance to landowners for conservation planning; public outreach/education; and monitoring activities to determine the effectiveness of specific pollution prevention methods.

To obtain a complete copy of TSSWCB's request for proposals and proposal submission packet, please visit www.tsswcb.texas.gov/managementprogram#rfp or contact TJ Helton at 254.773.2250 ext. 234. Proposals must be received electronically by 5 p.m. CDT, Friday, August 22 to be considered for funding.

Click here to see the full call for proposals.

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