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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE: October 8, 2012
CONTACT: Barbara McMillan, (603) 271-7889

Grants Available for Keeping New Hampshire Waters Clean

Concord, N.H. – New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is now accepting proposals for the 2013 Watershed Assistance Grants to support local initiatives to restore impaired waters or protect high quality waters. The application deadline is November 21, 2012.

These grants are offered to municipalities, non-profit organizations, state agencies, regional planning commission, and county conservation districts. Funds can be used to develop and implement approved watershed plans that address specific water pollution problems. Water quality improvement must be measured. Solutions can include a wide range of activities, such as installing rain gardens, green roofs, and porous pavement, stabilizing stream banks, and implementing stormwater utilities.

Funds for Watershed Assistance Grants are appropriated through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Approximately $400,000 will be available for grants this year. DES awards and administers the grants to local New Hampshire organizations.

DES will assist applicants in developing comprehensive, outcome-based project proposals. Please contact Eric Williams at (603) 271-2358, eric.williams@des.nh.gov , or Jeff Marcoux at (603) 271-8862, jeffrey.marcoux@des.nh.gov ,for assistance and to address eligibility before completing a proposal.

For more information and a copy of the proposal form, please log-on to http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/was/categories/grants.htm#warg .

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