DNREC now accepting grant proposals for surface water project planning

Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., Feb. 27
January 21, 2014

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting project proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for surface water project planning. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m., Feb. 27.

Eligible projects include planning, preliminary engineering, and feasibility analysis of stormwater retrofits, green technology practices, stream and wetland restoration projects, small watershed studies, master surface water and drainage plans, and other source water pollution control projects.

Grant applications up to $150,000 will be considered with a 1:1 cash match requirement. Up to 10 percent of the grant funds may be used for administrative costs. Applicants may submit multiple grant applications, but there is an annual cumulative grant award cap of $150,000 per successful applicant per fiscal year.

The Surface Water Matching Planning Grant program is a set-aside in the state’s Clean Water Revolving Fund. Projects will be recommended for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council through a competitive grant process.

Project guidelines and the application can be found online at

Proposals must be submitted by email to, Subject: Surface Water Matching Planning Grant. Proposals submitted by email must be less than 10 MB. For more information, contact Jim Sullivan, Division of Watershed Stewardship, at 302-739-9921.


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