||State Water Resources Control Board Federal 319 Program. The program is an annual federally-funded nonpoint source pollution control program focused on controlling activities that impair beneficial uses of state waters, and on limiting pollutant effects caused by those activities. Because under federal law states must establish priority rankings for impaired waters and develop action plans (known as Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), project proposals that address TMDLs and impaired waters will be favored in the selection process. There is also a focus on implementing management activities that lead to reduction and/or prevention of pollutants that threaten impaired waters. Nonprofit organizations, local governments including special districts, Indian tribes, and educational institutions are eligible to apply. State or federal agencies may apply if they are collaborating with local entities and are involved in watershed management or are proposing a statewide project. Eligible projects can include: technology transfer; restoration; demonstration projects; technical assistance; citizen monitoring; and public education/outreach.
In addition and new for the 2016 NPS Grant Program, the 2015-2016 California Budget Act appropriated Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration Fund (Timber Fund) to fund existing restoration grant programs. The Timber Funds will fund projects that implement forest management measures on 'forest lands' to improve water quality.