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photo credit Steve JacobusWater Quality Management Planning Pass-Through Grant
(604b Grants)

Purpose of Funding
Provide grants for conducting wastewater management planning activities  

Source of Funding
US Environmental Protection Agency

Statutory Citation
Federal Clean Water Act Sections 205(j), 303(e), and 604(b)
(33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.)

Who is Eligible
Entities who were awarded funding in response to the April 2016 funding offer which did not receive the full amount of funding to which they were eligible for based on their applicable tier level and who experienced cost overruns on their previously approved projects.

Grant/Loan Limitations
Limited to eligible costs as defined in the 604(b) grant guidelines for the existing grant agreement scope of work. Total funding (i.e., amount currently under contract plus amount being requested) is limited to the tier level amount to which they were eligible for previously.

Application Procedures
Applicants must submit a letter requesting the additional funding to:

NJDEP – Division of Water Monitoring and Standards
Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration & Standards
P.O. Box 420, 401 East State Street, Mail Code, 401-04I
Trenton, NJ 08625

An email including a scan of the letter should also be submitted to: Deborah.Bechtel@dep.nj.gov

The letter should:

  • Identify the requested amount of additional funding.
  • Provide documentation of the cost overruns for the existing scope of work.
  • Be signed by the person identified in the grant as authorized to execute modifications to the grant. Due to the limited response time a letter from the County Planning Director will also be accepted.

Application Deadline
May 6, 2019

For More Information, Contact
Deborah Bechtel
NJDEP - Division of Water Monitoring and Standards
Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration & Standards (BEARS)
Telephone: (609) 777-4349
Email: Deborah.Bechtel@dep.nj.gov

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