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319 Grants and Other Non-Point Source Grants


Deadline Thursday, November 17, 2022

Hypoxia NPSIS 2023-Deadline Updated Wednesday January 11, 2023

Hypoxia Non-Point Source Implementation Strategies (NPSIS) 2023 Application Materials


Deadline Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

Deadline Friday, June 18, 2021.

Section 319 Subgrant Guidance Sheets

Section 319 Subgrant Success Stories

Previous Year's Section 319 Grant Application Materials









General Section 319 Grant Documents

  • FAQs - Local Match Contributions for 319 Grants
  • USEPA Volunteer Monitor's Guide to Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPP)
    If new, quantitative environmental data or direct environmental measurements are taken as part of a 319 implementation grant, and the data will be used to draw environmental conclusions (such as, but not limited to: pollutant loading reductions, design criteria for management practice implementation, environmental management decisions, restoration options, mapping, field verification of data, etc.), the subgrantee must submit a QAPP to consistent with the above-referenced guidance.
  • 2003 Health and Safety Checklist
    This checklist is provided to outline key information to recognize and plan for potential field hazards when conducting water resource sampling and evaluation work per an Ohio EPA approved QAPP.


In 1987 the federal Clean Water Act amendments created a national program to control nonpoint source pollution, established under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C 1329). Ohio EPA is the designated water quality agency responsible for administering the Ohio 319 program. Since 1990, Ohio EPA has annually applied for, received and distributed Section 319 grant funds to correct NPS caused water quality impairment to Ohio’s surface water resources. Section 319(h) implementation grant funding is targeted to Ohio waters where NPS pollution is a significant cause of aquatic life use impairments. The cornerstone of Ohio’s 319 program is working with watershed groups and others who are implementing locally developed watershed management plans and restoring surface waters impaired by NPS pollution.


John Mathews 

Nonpoint Source Section Manger 

(614) 265-6685