Cost Share Program

The Deep River Watershed Initiative is currently accepting cost-share program applications to implement projects in 2018 that reduce nonpoint source pollution impacts within Tier 1 Critical Areas and Priority Preservation Areas of the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Watershed.

Funding is available for both agricultural and urban practices that reduce nutrient, sediment, and pathogen pollutant loading to streams and manmade waterways.  Practices that also address stream habitat/ hydromodification impacts as part of their overall design are encouraged.

For complete details, including eligibility information, please see the Cost-Share Program Document below.

Cost-Share Program Information
Cost Share Program Document
Eligible Project Areas Map (PDF) / Interactive Online Map
Cost Share Application Form (fillable PDF)
Section 319 Grant Program Eligible Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) Practices
Section 319 Urban Cost-Share Form (319-U Form)
Section 319 Agriculture Cost-Share Form (319-A Form)

Practice Resources
Center for Watershed Protection Urban Stormwater Retrofit Practices
Low Impact Development Manual for Michigan
Natural Resources Conservation Service Field Office Technical Guide
Philadelphia Stormwater Retrofit Guidance Manual
Philadelphia Stormwater Management Practice Operation & Maintenance Manual

For questions about the cost-share please contact:

Joe Exl
Senior Water Resource Planner
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission or 219.254.2511

Current funding has been made available through an Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Section 319 grant awarded to the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC).