319 Grants Program
- 319 Grant Funding Information
- Submitting a 319 Grant Proposal
- Priority Watersheds for 319 Funding
- 319 Resources
319 Grant Funding Information
319 Projects often include an element of restoration. Pictured above, a volunteer plants a Hau Tree (Hibiscus tiliaceus) while others remove non-native, invasive grasses.
The Polluted Runoff Control Program administers grant money it receives from the EPA through Section 319(h) of the Federal Clean Water Act to address Hawai`i's polluted runoff. Generally, projects must include activities related to polluted runoff control—as outlined in the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Management Plan (June 1996) and Hawai`i's Implementation Plan for Polluted Runoff Control (July 2000)—within the priority watersheds. Proposals may include all watersheds or focus on particular subwatersheds. For guidance on how to write a proposal, visit EPA's Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal page.
Proposed projects should include implementation of a component of an existing watershed management plan, total maximum daily load (TMDL), or other work/action plan to address water quality issues. Projects should have a reasonable expectation of delivering water quality improvements. For further guidance on the preferred content of a watershed plan, visit EPA's Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters.
At a minimum, grant recipients must provide 25% matching funds or in-kind contributions from non-federal sources. To learn more about matching requirements for EPA grants, visit the Code of Federal Regulations EPA 40 CFR Ch.1 (7-1-98 Edition) §31.24: Matching or cost sharing (PDF) (3pp, 22K). Information on previously funded 319 projects can be found at the Hawai`i Water Quality Extension Program.
Submitting a 319 Grant Proposal
The Polluted Runoff Control Program typically issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) on an annual basis to solicit qualified projects for grant funding. Attached is the Implementation RFP No. CWB-PRC 12-02 (Addendum 2)(PDF).
As of the FY2007 RFP, Section 319(h) funds support the implementation of larger or multiple polluted runoff control projects on a watershed or waterbody scale instead of supporting small polluted runoff control demonstration projects.
State and local entities that are legally considered to be a "governmental institution" (see HAR §3-128-7 (PDF) (7pp, 68K) and HRS §103D-104 ) may be eligible for 319 funding outside of the RFP submission window to address watershed planning and implementation activities associated with polluted runoff issues if funds are available.
Watershed-Based Plan Request for Proposals
The Polluted Runoff Control Program is also issuing a Request for Quotations (RFQ) to draft a Watershed-Based Plan (WBP) in a Watershed that does not currently have an existing WBP. This project will rely on the Hawai`i Watershed Guidance, which was developed in conjunction with the Office of Planning to assist interested parties in developing effective WBPs. For more information, please see the attached document: FY11 319 Grant WBP RFQ (PDF) (26pp, 121K).
Contact the Polluted Runoff Control Program (CleanWaterBranch@doh.hawaii.gov or 808-586-4309) for more information about submitting grant proposals or to receive copies of the most recent RFP or RFQ.
Planting a Kukui Tree (Aleurites moluccana).
Priority Watersheds for 319 Funding
- Nawiliwili Bay Watershed (Includes Puali, Huleia, and Nawiliwili Stream Watersheds)
- Nawiliwili Bay Watershed Plan (PDF) (188 pp, 13.3Mb)
- Hanalei Bay Watershed (Includes Hanalei, Waikoko, Waipa, and Waioli Watersheds). Hanalei Bay Watershed is also a Land-Based Pollution LAS Priority Watershed (PDF) (83 pp, 1.9Mb).
- Total Maximum Daily Loads for the Hanalei Bay Watershed (PDF) (393 pp, 7.4Mb)
- Ala Wai Watershed (Includes Manoa-Palolo, Makiki, and Ala Wai Watersheds)
- Ko'olaupoko Watersheds (Includes Windward Oahu Watersheds from Kualoa to Makapuu
- Ko'olaupoko Watershed Plan (PDF) (166 pp, 7.1Mb)
- Individual Watershed Maps
- `Ahuimanu Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 3.0Mb)
- Haiamoa Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 2.5Mb)
- Hakipu`u Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 2.3Mb)
- He`eia Watershed (PDF) (8 pp, 3.4Mb)
- Ka`alaea Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 2.8Mb)
- Ka`elepulu Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 3.0Mb)
Kawainui Watershed map
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- Kahalu`u Segment Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 2.3Mb)
- Kahalu`u Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 2.7Mb)
- Kahawai Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 2.3Mb)
- Kailua Watershed (PDF) (3 pp, 1.6Mb)
- North Kane`ohe Watershed (PDF) (9 pp, 4.0Mb)
- Kawa Watershed (PDF) (8 pp, 3.7Mb)
- Kawainui Watershed (PDF) (8 pp, 4.0Mb)
- Kea`ahala Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 2.6Mb)
- Kualoa Watershed (PDF) (6 pp, 1.5Mb)
- Makapu`u Watershed (PDF) (6 pp, 1.3Mb)
- Maunawili Stream (PDF) (1 pp, 643K)
- Pu`u Hawaii Loa Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 2.3Mb)
- Waiahole Watershed (PDF) (8 pp, 3.5Mb)
- Waianu Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 3.5Mb)
- Waihe`e Watershed (PDF) (7 pp, 2.8Mb)
- Waikane Watershed (PDF) (8 pp, 3.1Mb)
- Waimanalo Watershed (PDF) (9 pp, 3.6Mb)
- Ko'olaupoko Regional Map (PDF) (13 pp, 7.1Mb)
- Kawa Stream
- Waimanalo Stream
Ko`olaupoko Regional Map
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- Kapaa Stream
- Kapakahi Stream Watershed
- Watershed Plan (PDF) (41 pp, 2.8Mb)
- Wailupe Stream Watershed
- Wailupe Stream Watershed (PDF) (202 pp, 33.77Mb)
- West Maui Watershed (Includes watersheds from Launiupoko to Honolua.)
- West Maui Watershed Owners Manual (PDF) (108 pp, 8.2Mb)
- Honolua Bay Watershed is a Land-Based Pollution LAS Priority Watershed (PDF) (83 pp, 1.9Mb)
- Pelekane Bay Watershed
- Watershed Plan (PDF) (53 pp, 8.9Mb)
- Hilo Bay watershed (Includes Wailuku, Honolii, Paukaa, Maili, Pukihae, Wainaku, and Wailoa Watersheds.)
- Watershed Plan (PDF) (195 pp, 3.6Mb)
- Previously Funded 319 Projects in Hawai`i
- Code of Federal Regulations - Matching and Cost Sharing (PDF) (3 pp, 22K)
- EPA's Watershed Plan Builder
- EPA's Handbook for Developing Watershed Plans to Restore and Protect Our Waters
- Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Management Plan (June 1996)
- Implementation Plan for Polluted Runoff Control (July 2000)