Nonpoint Source Management Program

To implement innovative and traditional measures to control Nonpoint Source (NPS) pollution; improve Illinois water quality resources; and promote the public's knowledge and awareness of NPS pollution.

Monies are used to finance projects that implement cost-effective solutions to NPS problems and promote the public's awareness and knowledge of NPS pollution. Examples of funded projects include streambank stabilization, detention basin retrofitting, wetland acquisition and creation, terraces, waterways, nutrient management, TMDL development, and educational programs. Recipients must develop, implement and administer a project, as well as ensure its long-term maintenance. Projects are 60% Federal, 40% local match in cash or in-kind services.

There are no specific restrictions prohibiting any entity (public or private) from being a potential assistance recipient. Those who have received assistance in the past include municipalities, park districts, state agencies, planning commissions, and soil and water conservation districts. Applications are accepted June 1 through August 1. If August 1 is a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline becomes the prior Friday before 5 p.m.).  Application packages are available from the Illinois EPA's web page

Since 1990, more than $30 million dollars have been made available for projects.
In 2001, more than $6 million was available for projects.

Contact Nonpoint Source Management Program

Contact Nonpoint Source Management Program

Gregg Good
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Bureau of Water
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, Illinois  62794
Phone: (217) 782-3362


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Illinois