There are 18 programs on this page, please scroll down to view complete list.
For complete details on each program, including agency contacts, please see the listing in the printed Inventory of State Programs, Appendix C of the Balanced Growth Strategy on the Inventory Home page or click the program website link in the table.
Program Name and Type of Assistance
Agricultural Pollution Abatement Program
Provides landowners with cost-share and technical assistance to solve agricultural or forestry related sediment or livestock waste pollution problems that impact waters of the State.
Biological and Water Quality Sampling
Provide information about the quality of surface water resources. Ohio EPA can provide services for sampling and interpreting water quality data at a limited number of sites (on the order of 10 sites per year).
Clean Ohio Conservation Fund
(Financial Assistance: Grants)
Ohio Public Works Commission
Provides funding for open space and riparian corridors.
Clean Vessel Act Program
ODNR Division of Watercraft
Positive impacts to the water quality for Ohio’s waterways. The purpose of this grant is to construct and renovate waste reception facilities for recreational vessels at public and private marinas and at other vessel facilities.
Clean Water Act Section 319 Program
Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water
Provides financial assistance to local soil and water conservation districts, local watershed groups, local governments and others to implement watershed management actions designed to eliminate impaired waters and reduce nonpoint source pollution in Ohio.
Coastal Management Assistance Grant
(Financial Assistance: Grants)
ODNR - Office of Coastal Management
Provides financial assistance to local governments, state agencies, non-profits and educational institutions for projects that preserve, protect and enhance Lake Erie coastal resources and/or support their sustainable use.
Lake Erie Protection Fund
Ohio Lake Erie Commission
Funds (1) Research into the economic, environmental, and human health effects of contamination; (2) Research and data collection regarding water quality and toxic contamination; (3) Developing improved methods of measuring water quality and establishing a firm scientific base for implementing a basin-wide system of water quality management; (4) Improving scientific knowledge on which protection policies are based and devising new and innovative clean-up techniques for toxic contaminants; and (5) Supplementing state commitments to policies and programs pertaining to water quality and resource protection.
Ohio Lake Erie Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
ODNR - Div. of Soil and Water Conservation
Improves water quality by reducing sediment pollution and field runoff throughout six of northwest Ohio's watersheds that drain into Lake Erie through the installation of filter strips, riparian buffers, wetland, hardwood trees, wildlife habitat and field windbreaks. Eligible funding area includes: Lake Basin-Maumee, Sandusky, Auglaize, Blanchard, Portage, Black, Vermilion, and Huron.
Stream Wetland Mitigation Program
Dept. of Transportation
To avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to streams and wetlands during the design, construction, or maintenance of the state transportation systems as required by federal, state, and local law. Mitigation opportunities may include mitigation banking, stream and wetland creation, restoration, and/or preservation, and possibly even preservation, and possibly even preservation of upland buffer adjacent to stream and wetland resources.
Streams and Storm Water Program
ODNR Div. of Soil and Water Resources
Protects and enhances the integrity of stream resources with an emphasis on preventing and addressing the degradation common to Ohio's urbanizing areas and historically modified streams. The Division provides assistance to local government, business and individuals in the areas of site development, storm water management, stream mitigation, rehabilitation and restoration (mitigation review and design assistance).
Section 401 Water Quality Certifications and Isolated Wetland Permit Program
Regulates filling activities which occur in waters of the state and to ensure that unavoidable impacts are appropriately mitigated.
Watershed Coordinator Grant Program
To provide non-profits, and local governments with four year grants to employ watershed coordinators to plan nonpoint source pollution programs via stakeholder compiled watershed action plans.
Water Quality Standards
To establish environmental targets (chemical and biological criteria) applicable to specific waters of the State and to use these in determining pollution control requirements (WQ based permits, TMDLs, watershed plans) and measuring progress towards achieving CWA goals.
Water Resource Restoration Sponsor Program
Restoration / protection of aquatic habitat resources: e.g., stream corridor restoration, natural channel design, acquisition of acreage containing high quality wetlands, riparian corridor, or headwater streams.
Section 208 Planning (State Water Quality Management Plan)
Ohio EPA and six areawide planning agencies (TMACOG, NEFCO, NOACA, ERCOG, MVRPC, and OKI)
Meets requirements in federal regulations; to apply knowledge of the water quality problems and threats in a region in developing plans that identify what steps will be taken, by what entities and by when to help improve and maintain good water quality.
Total Maximum Daily Load Program
Ohio EPA and local planning participants
Identifies and prioritizes waters within Ohio for which technological controls are not sufficient to meet water quality standards. For each of the waters identified as impaired, prepare a plan to bring the water body into attainment with the water quality standards.
Great Lakes Remedial Action Plans
USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office and Ohio EPA
Restores beneficial uses to the four Lake Erie Areas of Concern in Ohio (Maumee, Black, Cuyahoga, and Ashtabula Rivers). There are 43 AOCs around the Great Lakes. This program concentrates on using an ecosystem approach and considerable public participation and ownership to restore the 14 beneficial use impairments listed in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
Surface Water Improvement Fund
(Financial Assistance: Grants)
Provides grant funding to applicants such as local governments, park districts, conservation organizations and others. Water quality improvement projects eligible for SWIF funding include: Stream restoration and/or renaturalization, riparian restoration and protection, wetland restoration and protection, innovative storm water management demonstration projects, inland lakes restoration and management, replacement and/or repair of on-site home sewage treatment systems.
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