Additional Grant Opportunities

AGO's can focus on nonpoint issues in water bodies that may not be impaired or provide monies for special projects not typically funded through watershed project grants.  These websites guides users through the AGO proposal process; navigate through the pages or download the Guidance Manual.  We recommend that you review all the sections below before submitting your initial proposal

1.
An AGO grant proposal
2.
Background, goals and description
3.
Measures of sucess and milestones
4. Budget
5. Reporting requirements
6. Request for funds

Click-Here to submit your proposal idea.  The online form is for inital proposals only. The NPS Team uses it as a screening tool; if your proposal is selected a full workplan is required. You should discuss your proposal with the Basin Coordinator in your region prior to any submissions.

How to apply?
 

If AGO funds are available, select organizations are notified.  If your organization would like to be notified about possibile AGO funds send an E-mail request to the NPS CoordinatorNote: All §319 funds are reimbursable grants.  Click-Here to learn about news regarding future AGO funding.


AGO Proposal
: NPS personnel review proposals three-times/year to determine which applicants will be invited to submit a formal grant proposal.  The formal proposal must be submitted in a work plan format.  The work plan is due to the NPS Program Coordinator within 30 days of the invitation. Criteria used to screen the initial proposals include: 

  • Project is nonpoint pollution related. 
  • Project fits the mission of the NPS Program, and will benefit the watershed and/or public. 
  • The project is an activity that probably could not qualify for a watershed project proposal. 
  • The organization is viable with the capability to successfully complete the project. 
  • The budget and total funding request is reasonable.
  • The organization has proven it is capable of completing a project and can manage grant funds responsibly.  
AGO proposal budgets should range from $2,000 to $30,000. We may make an exception for proposals < $2,000 but they must not exceed $30,000.  If you have an eligible project that requires funds > $30,000 it may qualify for a watershed grant or be considered under the In Lieu Fee Program.  AGO projects must be implemented with 1-2 years. All rant recipients must have a federal DUNS number and must provide that number to the NPS Program.

Click-Here
to review the proposal process  
 

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