The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is accepting proposals for matching grants for wastewater, surface water and drinking water project planning.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship, the office of Environmental Finance and the Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health are accepting proposals from state, county and municipal governments and governmental subdivisions for matching grants for wastewater, surface water and drinking water project planning.

Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Eligible projects include planning, preliminary engineering and feasibility analysis of wastewater and drinking water projects, stormwater retrofits, green technology practices, stream and wetland restoration projects, small watershed studies, master surface water and drainage plans and other source water pollution control projects.

Grant applications of up to $50,000 will be considered with a 1-to-1 cash match requirement. Up to 10 percent of the grant funds may be used for administrative costs. There is an annual cumulative grant award cap of $100,000 per successful applicant per fiscal year.

The Wastewater, Surface Water and Drinking Water Matching Planning Grant programs are set-asides in Delaware’s Clean Water and Drinking Water Revolving Funds. Projects will be recommended for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council through a competitive grant process.

For a Wastewater Matching Planning Grant, the project guidelines and the application can be found at bit.ly/29iGvfh. Proposals must be submitted by email, less than 10 MB, to Greg.Pope@state.de.us.

For a Surface Water Matching Planning Grant, the project guidelines and the application can be found at bit.ly/2eoshwW. Proposals must be submitted by email, less than 10 MB, to James.Sullivan@state.de.us.

For a Drinking Water Matching Planning Grant, the project guidelines and the application can be found at bit.ly/2emI4uU. Proposals must be submitted by email, less than 10 MB, to Heather.Warren@state.de.us.

For more information, call 739-9941, 739-9922 or 744-4739.