604(b) Water Quality Grant Program

Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the 604(b) Water Quality Grant Program provides funding to regional planning organizations for regional water quality management planning activities. Project proposals must be focused on water quality management planning, not implementation.

Available Funding

$160,000 will be made available through grants from ADEQ and dispersed as reimbursements to awardees that report accomplishments and expenses to ADEQ.

Eligible Applicants

  • Regional planning agencies
  • Council of governments
  • Counties, conservation districts
  • Cities and towns

Program Goals: Improving surface water quality in Arizona

604(b) funds are for activities, such as:

  • improving stormwater systems
  • determining ways to expand green infrastructure programs
  • determining the nature, extent and causes of point and nonpoint source water pollution problems, and developing plans to resolve these problems
  • other water quality management planning projects

ADEQ is encouraging water quality management planning proposals for projects that: (1) serve disadvantaged communities, and/or (2) address the changing water environment in Arizona, including increased drought, reuse of reclaimed water, etc.

Read about the Town of Kearny and Central Arizona Governments, FY2022 recipients of the 604(b) grant, and how they plan to use the funds | Learn More >

Period of Performance

Oct. 1, 2022 – Oct. 1, 2023

Application Submission

Email the completed application to [email protected] by July 15, 2022Download Application Form >

Award Selection Process & Announcements

Funds will be awarded through a competitive application process. Grant applications are received, reviewed, scored and ranked by ADEQ representatives. Evaluation will be based on how well proposals meet the defined criteria, objectives and priorities. Final recommendations and approval of awards will be made by ADEQ.

Each applicant will be notified by email of the final status of their application. Additional information and instructions will be given to the selected applicants. Upon grant award, a formal agreement will be executed between ADEQ and each subrecipient organization.