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

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

Click-Here to submit your Letter of Inquiry (LOI).  The online form is for LOIs only. The NPS Team uses it as a screening tool; if your idea 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. 

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 - $30,000. In some cases we may make an exceptions.  AGO projects must be implemented with 1-2 years. All grant recipients must have a FEIN and DUNS number, and a W-9 (Tax payer ID number), and be able to verify that the appropriate accounting, procurement and purchasing procedures, as well as other business and organizational standards (e.g. boad of director charter, budget documents, meeting minutes etc.) are in place.  Click-here for more informaiton

to review the proposal process  

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