01.09.2018 - Lenexa, KS - EPA is pleased to announce that up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants will be available this week under the 2018 EE Local Grant Program.  EPA will award three to four grants in each of EPA’s ten regions, for no less than $50,000 and no more than $100,000 each, for a total of 30-35 grants nationwide. Proposals are due March 15, 2018. The Requests for Proposals will be posted on later this week.

01.09.2018 - Iowa City, Iowa - IIHR Research Engineer Chris Jones is recruiting public volunteers to participate in a new study that will measure nitrate levels in the Clear Creek and Middle Cedar watersheds. Participants in the project, titled Citizen Science: Water Monitoring, will use a smartphone application to detect nitrate levels using their phone’s camera.

01.09.2018 - Des Moines, Iowa - An active solicitation (beginning 1/8/2018) for grant applications for a DNR administered sub-award for watershed-based, Comprehensive Water Quality Management Planning is now open. The maximum award available at this time is $100,000. The term of the planning work shall be 18 months, beginning from the Awarded Contract start date. Due to grant deadlines, the term of work is currently preferred as 4/17/18 to 10/31/2019.

12.20.2017 - Des Moines, IA - Across Iowa, watershed communities are working together to improve water quality, build soil health, and reduce flood risk. Watershed coordinators, project staff who provide partnership-based management and stewardship in a watershed, are a key ingredient to the success of these locally driven water quality efforts.

12.11.2017 - Des Moines - Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources today highlighted the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy Annual Progress Report that is now available at

12.08.2017 - Des Moines - “Awards totaling $2.6 million were announced today for seven communities across the state. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to support community water and sewer infrastructure projects. Grants are awarded based upon the benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, financial need, project impact and readiness, and commitment of local resources to the project. IEDA received 16 applications totaling $6.3 million in funding requests. ...

12.04.2017 - Washington DC - The U.S Geological Survey, in partnership with the National Institutes for Water Resources, is now accepting proposals for up to $250,000 to support water-related research. Researchers established at an accredited institution are eligible to apply for this opportunity through a Water Research Institute or Center established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984.

11.14.2017 - Lenexa, Kansas - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has awarded $12,326,000 to Iowa’s drinking water revolving loan program funds to help finance improvements to water projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment.

11.02.17 - Washington DC - The Hypoxia Task Force is releasing its 2017 Report to Congress on the actions the federal, state, and tribal members have taken toward the goal of reducing nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin and shrinking the size of the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone.

10.31.2017 - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 28 water quality treatment projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program today. Honored projects include large wastewater infrastructure projects to small decentralized and agriculture projects.

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