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April 8, 2013

Re: Water Quality Planning Grant Money Availability

Dear Mayor:

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently posted the availability of SFY13 604(b) grant money at  You can find more information about the program here:

Each year, pursuant to Section 604(b) of the federal Clean Water Act, the State of New Jersey receives funds to carry out planning under Sections 205(j) and 303(e) of the Act. Section 604(b) of the Act, as amended, requires, with certain exceptions, that at least 40 percent of the State’s funds awarded under Section 604(b) be allocated as pass-through grants to organizations for water quality planning activities.  It is the purpose of this WQP Pass-Through Grant Program to satisfy this requirement.

The due date for applications is May 24, 2013.  If you have any questions please contact your water quality management planning area county manager.  For more information on 604(b) funding, see here: For information about the 604(b) contracts please contact Theresa Bottini from NJ DEP at (609) 984-0058 or by email at

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Directo




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