-Funds support projects aimed at improving water quality and reducing pollution-
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is now accepting grant proposals for projects that will help improve water quality and reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution. The deadline for submitting grant proposals is Dec. 1. Proposals will be evaluated based on program goals and objectives, performance evaluation criteria and applicable EPA nonpoint source grant guidelines.
“Through the Nonpoint Source Pollution Program, we’ve been able to make measurable improvements in water quality in watersheds across Tennessee,” state Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson said. “We’re seeking local governments and other organizations that we can partner with to address water quality problems and encourage stewardship in both urban and rural areas.”
Local governments, regional agencies, public institutions, private nonprofit organizations and other state agencies are eligible to apply for federal dollars administered by TDA’s Water Resources office. Priority is given to projects that seek to make measurable improvements to waters known to be impaired by nonpoint source pollution.