The NJDEP is seeking proposals for projects to reduce the input of nutrients, primarily nitrogen, which are transported into the bay by stormwater runoff. Applications are due August 31.
The NJDEP is seeking proposals for projects to reduce the input of nutrients, primarily nitrogen, which are transported into the bay by stormwater runoff. Proposals that mitigate nutrients in stormwater in the northern and southern portions of Barnegat Bay will be prioritized. This area has poorer water flow and is more highly developed than the southern bay.
Specific nutrient reduction strategies eligible under the grant program include wetland restoration, living shorelines and other resiliency projects, stormwater infrastructure mapping, stormwater basin retrofits, nutrient and pathogen source tracking, submerged aquatic vegetation and shellfish restoration, and stewardship education projects.
Projects consistent with NJDEP's Barnegat Bay Restoration, Enhancement and Protection Strategy will also be considered, click here to view this strategy.
Watershed Quality Restoration grants are made possible through funds provided under Section 319(h) of the federal Clean Water Act, Natural Resource Damage settlements the state has secured with polluters, and the state's Corporate Business Tax. Additional funding is also available as low-interest and principal-forgiveness loans through the New Jersey Water Bank, administered by the NJDEP in partnership with the New Jersey Water Infrastructure Bank.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the two public information sessions.
Application Deadline: August 31, 2018. Visit the NJDEP website for more information on this program.
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