Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Grants

Section 319 Funding

The Nonpoint Source Management Program is dedicated to protecting and restoring Mississippi’s water resources. The Program supports a wide variety of nonpoint source (NPS) or polluted runoff technical assistance, environmental education and training, technology transfer, demonstration and monitoring projects, and wetland restoration.

The Nonpoint Source Program provides financial assistance to other state agencies, local governments, universities, and non-profit organizations to implement these NPS projects through the Clean Water Act’s Section 319 Grant. The NPS Program receives approximately 4.5 million dollars per grant year and all projects must supply a 60:40 (319:project) dollar match.

Contact Information

If you have any polluted runoff water quality issues for consideration for 319 project funding, contact your Basin Team Coordinator to discuss eligibility.
See Basin Map and List of Coordinators

Additional Information

Priorities for funding Section 319 projects are tied to the five-year cycle implemented in the State’s rotating Basin Approach to water quality management.
Basin Management Approach

Funding Alternatives

Due to the State’s limited funding resources, we are not always able to fund every NPS project. For those interested in developing and implementing a polluted runoff control project or any other type of environmental project, here are a few alternative funding sites to check out.

  • Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection
    • A comprehensive guide to Federal funding sources for watershed protection including coastal waters, conservation, pollution prevention and many others.
  • Environmental Grantmaking Foundation
    • A comprehensive guide of environmental grants from private/non-profit foundations. Categories range from climate issues to development issues. Fee charged. Available in booklet or CD-ROM form.
  • Environmental Finance Program-A Guidebook of Financial Tools
    • The April 1999 revision of A Guidebook of Financial Tools is a reference work intended to provide an overview of a wide range of ways that are useful in paying for sustainable environmental systems.
  • USDA’s National Research Competitive Grants Program
    • National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (NRICGP) is the office in the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) of the USDA charged with funding research on key problems of national and regional importance in biological, environmental, physical, and social sciences relevant to agriculture, food, and the environment on a peer-reviewed, competitive basis.
  • NRC’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program
    • The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) was reauthorized in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill) to provide a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible national goals. EQIP offers financial and technical assistance to eligible participants who plan to install or implement structural and management practices on eligible agricultural land.
  • Mississippi Forestry Commission Urban and Community Forestry Program
    • This Program provides grant funding for urban and community forestry as well as transportation enhancement tree planting (to improve the look of transportation corridors).