Water Quality Management Planning

To assist States (including territories and the District of Columbia), Regional Public Comprehensive Planning Organizations (RPCPOs), and Interstate Organizations (IOs) in carrying out water quality management (WQM) planning.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: Funds were allotted by State in
accordance with Section 604(b) of the Clean Water Act.

Grant funds are used to determine the nature and extent of point and nonpoint source pollution and to develop management plans to solve them.

States are encouraged to give priority to watershed restoration planning.

EPA is requesting States to emphasize a watershed approach in developing their State workplans.

This will complement the Agency's overall watershed effort as stated in the Agency's Strategic Plan.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2009: Funds are allotted by State in accordance with Section 604(b) of the Clean Water Act.

Grant funds are used to determine the nature and extent of point and non-point source pollution and to develop water quality management plans to solve them.

States are encouraged to give priority to watershed restoration planning.

EPA is requesting States to emphasize a watershed approach in EPA is requ