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Nonpoint Source Funding

DEQ is the state's lead agency for developing and implementing statewide nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control programs and services to prevent degradation of the Commonwealth's water quality and quantity. As Virginia's designated lead for nonpoint source pollution, the agency acquires and disburses various federal, state and nonprofit grant funds.

DEQ administers various NPS grant programs. DEQ applies for and receives federal funds or funds from nonprofit organizations and foundations and issues "sub-agreements" through grants and agreements. In other cases, DEQ receives funds from the legislature and enters into cooperative agreements and grant agreements, sometimes through Requests for Applications (RFAs). Grant programs have different purposes and guidelines that grantees must adhere to.

Funding Opportunities

Applications for grants and project proposals are sought through requests for applications (RFAs). Once funding is available and applications are received, technical staff from DEQ, other agencies and local government review, score, prioritize and select applications for funding.

Funding Opportunities and Open RFAs

Notices of Intent to Award (NOIA)

Closed Funding Opportunities

NPS Grant Program Information

For more information about grants management, please refer to the Grants Management Manual.


Questions about NPS grants can be emailed to

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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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