Various grant opportunities are available throughout the year for planning and implementation of coordinated, strategic measures to minimize the impacts of nutrients on our water resources and water bodies.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources accepts applications for the Urban Nonpoint Source and Storm Water Planning grant. Storm water quality planning on a community-wide scale typically addresses items such as development and updates of mapping systems, illicit discharge programs, BMP inspection and maintenance programs, pollution prevention programs, storm water ordinance revisions and revisions, TMDL assessments, and long-term planning to reduce pollutants flowing through the MS4 system to local streams, lakes and wetlands. 

Maximum award: $85,000; 50% cost share. 2018-2019 grant period. 

NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is a national effort to implement NRCS funding on projects within a defined watershed or geographic area. Collaboration with interested groups, private property owners, agencies, local municipalities, and more are encouraged.

Maximum award: $10,000,000; cost share required. 2018-2021 grant period.  

Please contact our experts for more information on either of these funding opportunities.

About the Author

Maureen McBroom

Maureen A. McBroom
Environmental Coordinator

Maureen is dedicated to the protection and improvement of Wisconsin’s resources through close collaboration with municipalities and their citizens.  Efficient & effective implementation, driven by strong relationships and communication, are drivers behind her project implementation strategies.  She has experience in the WDNR’s Runoff Program, specifically issuing WPDES Permit coverage for construction site erosion control & long-term storm water plans, industrial storm water sites and municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permittees. Maureen has been with R/M since 2015.

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