Grant Details

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Jim Sullivan
Division of Watershed Stewardship
Enterprise Business Park
285 Beiser Blvd., Suite 102
Dover, DE 19904
  • Z Archive April
  • Delaware
Maximum Grant Amount
April 24, 2024

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is accepting applications to the Community Water Quality Improvement Grant (CWQIG) program.

The program is designed to help Delaware non‐profit organizations, local conservation districts, community organizations and/or homeowner’s associations implement projects or programs within Delaware’s developed landscape to improve water quality.

Grants must support measurable improvements to surface water and ground water quality throughout the State. They must benefit public education and actions to improve Delaware’s water quality. The available funding should be used to assist with project/program implementation with a priority for projects that promote community involvement, leverage additional resources, further education and outreach, demonstrate innovative science, policy, and technology, and provide a project/program approach that is both measurable and transferable in water quality improvements obtained.

All proposals should address one or more of the following goals:
  • Providing benefits to water quality within an impaired watershed
  • Implementation of non‐regulatory projects listed in a watershed management plan. Examples of plans include voluntary elements of Pollution Control Strategies, watershed based restoration plans, a Whole Basin Management Preliminary Assessment, or community‐based stormwater permits
  • Installation of community stormwater management improvements in existing developments and municipalities
  • Restoration for water quality benefits

Eligible Projects
Preference is given to projects involving cooperative partnerships and sponsors without a dedicated source of funds for repayment of Clean Water State Revolving Fund loans.

This grant does not require a cash match. Proposals will be evaluated on leveraging and preference is given to projects that include match, cost share, or leveraging by federal, local, or other state funds. If using volunteer hours for additional match, the dollar value for volunteer hours that should be used is $28.47/hour.

Delaware non‐profit organizations, local conservation districts, community organizations and/or homeowner’s associations.

Applicants may submit up to two project proposals per grant cycle.

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 4/25/2024
  • Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification
  • Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other

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