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Jun 03, 2013


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Robert Ray
Planning, Prevention and Assistance


DEQ Offering Funding and Informational Workshop for Non-Point Source Pollution Projects


Helena – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking proposals that may be eligible for Fiscal Year 2014 funding under Section 319(h) of the Federal Clean Water Act. The DEQ is also sponsoring a workshop to provide information about the program to those interested in submitting proposals. Project sponsors must be either a governmental entity or a nonprofit organization.

Section 319(h) funds are used to support the most effective and highest priority projects that address non-point source water pollution. DEQ is seeking project proposals to further Montana’s goal of protecting clean water and restoring waters do not meet state water quality standards and that are impaired by non-point source pollution.

Eligible sponsors interested in submitting a project proposal are encouraged to participate in the 319 workshop for more information about the program and the application process. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Room 111 of the DEQ Metcalf Building, 1520 E 6th Ave., in Helena at 9:00 AM. Remote access is available and details can be found at: It is open to the public.

All project sponsors must complete and submit a project proposal form by Friday, July 26, 2013. The final proposal form is due on Friday, October 4, 2013. Successful projects will be announced after the 319 Agency Review Panel meets on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

For more information on the 319 Call for Project Proposals, please contact: Robert Ray, Watershed Protection Section Manager, DEQ Planning, Prevention, and Assistance, at (406) 444-5319 or by e-mail at or visit the DEQ-NPS website at

For more information on the 319 workshop or for persons with disabilities who may need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the workshop, please contact Laura Andersen at the DEQ at (406) 444-0549 or by email at

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