The Department of Environmental Protection is now accepting applications for stormwater best management practices projects to reduce nutrients and sediments to streams and rivers within urbanized areas in 10 counties in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. (formal notice)
The 10 counties are: Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming and York.
The deadline for applications is March 3.
A total of $1.1 million in funding is available. Up to $200,000 can be awarded for a single project. Projects must be completed by April 30, 2019.
Eligible applicants include counties, cities, boroughs, townships, incorporated towns and municipal authorities. Other parties interested in promoting stormwater BMP construction are encouraged to approach local officials and offer to assist in application development and project management.
Eligible green infrastructure projects include: Bioretention/raingardens; Bioswales; Permeable pavement; Urban nutrient management; Urban stream restoration; Urban tree planting; Vegetated open channels; Vegetated roofs; Wet ponds and wetlands; and Other projects that reduce the flow of stormwater into MS4s.
Projects must be within urbanized areas in the 10 counties according to the latest Decennial Census in which National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit coverage is required for the discharge of stormwater from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4).
The projects cannot be associated with new development. In addition, new detention basins are not eligible.More information will be posted on DEP’s Municipal Stormwater webpage January 3. Questions should be directed to Dave Edinger at 717-772-4060 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.