PRESS RELEASE
from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

For more information,contact
Brian McManus (402) 471-4223, or
Jim Bunstock (402) 471-4243
For Immediate Release
June 6, 2010
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Grant Funds Available for Source Water Protection Projects


The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) is inviting proposals for source water protection projects. Approximately $100,000 in grant funding is available to political subdivisions that operate a public water system serving a population of 10,000 or less.

Assistance has been available since 2003, when money set aside from the State Revolving Loan Fund became available to provide grants for source water protection projects. Most source water protection activities that address drinking water quality, quantity, security, and/or education are eligible for grant funding.

Proposals must be received by the Lincoln office of the Department of Environmental Quality no later than 3 p.m. August 6, 2010, or postmarked on or before the due date to be considered for funding. Proposals sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

If you would like to have a copy of the request for proposal guidance mailed to you, or if you have a question, please contact: Mary Schroer, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922 or call 402-471-6988 or toll free, 1-877-253-2603.