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Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program

The Water Quality Improvement Project Program (WQIP) grant application period is closed. Applications are being reviewed and awards are expected to be announced later this year.
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Program Description

The Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program is a competitive, reimbursement grant program that funds projects that directly address documented water quality impairments or protect a drinking water source.

The Round 16 (2019) WQIP Program included the following project types and required match amounts:

  • Wastewater Treatment Improvement (high priority projects 25%, general projects 60%)
  • Nonagricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control (25%)
  • Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection (25%)
  • Salt Storage (50%)
  • Aquatic Connectivity Restoration (25%)
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) (25%)

*Match is the percentage of the award amount grant recipients are required to provide as a local share. For more information about each category, including priorities, application requirements, and scoring criteria, view the WQIP Program Overview (PDF).

Eligible Applicants for Round 16

  • Municipalities and Soil and Water Conservation Districts are eligible for all project types.
  • Not-for-Profit Corporations are eligible for Aquatic Connectivity Restoration and Land Acquisition for Source Water Protection only.

Award Lists


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