Clean Water Act Section 319

EPA has released the final Nonpoint Source Program and Grants Guidelines for States and Territories (78 pp, 762K). These guidelines are applicable for FY 2014 and subsequent section 319 grant awards. They replace the guidelines that had been in effect since the FY 2004 grant cycle.

The 1987 amendments to the Clean Water Act (CWA) established the Section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program. Section 319 addresses the need for greater federal leadership to help focus state and local nonpoint source efforts. Under Section 319, states, territories and tribes receive grant money that supports a wide variety of activities including technical assistance, financial assistance, education, training, technology transfer, demonstration projects and monitoring to assess the success of specific nonpoint source implementation projects.

Background Information

Applying for and Administering 319 Grants

Current Section 319 Grant Guidance

Nonpoint Source Program Contacts and Websites for States, Territories, Tribes and EPA Regions

  • The Where You Live page contains lists of nonpoint source program contacts for states, territories, tribes, and EPA Regions as well as links to state, territory, and EPA Regional websites.

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Contact Clean Water Act Section 319

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Mail Code: 4503T
Washington, DC  20460
Phone: (202) 566-3012


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