Apply Now for the Water Quality Improvement Grant Program Cycle 19 Funds

ADEQ Requests Applications for about $900,000 in Competitive
 Water Quality Improvement Grant Funds

ADEQ officials announced today the distribution of its Water Quality Improvement Grant (WQIG) Cycle 19. The goal of the WQIG program is to encourage and fund successful community-based approaches and management techniques to protect and restore Arizona's impaired waters so they meet applicable water quality standards. 
ADEQ is accepting applications for approximately $900,000 in competitive grants to fund projects that implement on-the-ground water quality improvements to reduce nonpoint source pollution. ADEQ is placing an emphasis on the implementation of activities identified through planning efforts in priority sub-watersheds. 


  • Mandatory pre-proposals: Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at 3 p.m.
  • Final applications: Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at 3 p.m. 
ADEQ expects to announce the grant awards in April 2017. Funding priority is given to areas where ADEQ has established Clean Water Plans including Granite Creek near Prescott, Oak Creek near Sedona, San Francisco River near Clifton and San Pedro River near St. David.

To help interested parties apply for these grants, ADEQ conducts free workshops both online and in person | View Workhop Schedule >

Grant applications packet | Download >