Water Protection Program
Nonpoint Source Financial Assistance
Agricultural Nonpoint Source
The nonpoint source loan program is offered to qualifying individual farmers with animal waste treatment needs through the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority. The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority is a seven-member bipartisan commission tasked with helping new and expanding agricultural producers finance their operations and add value to their products.
Missouri On-site Loan Program
The Missouri On-site Loan Program is designed to provide funding to entities to address on-site wastewater treatment concerns in their area. These entities use these funds to assist individuals who need to repair, replace or remove failing or failed on-site wastewater treatment systems.
Currently, the department has two pilot projects taking advantage of this program:
- The Upper White River Basin Foundation, also known as Ozarks Water Watch, will use State Revolving Funds to provide low interest loans and grants to qualified homeowners in the Upper White River Basin Watershed. For more information, contact Ronna Haxby at 417-739-5001.
- The Missouri Association of Councils of Government will use the State Revolving Fund to provide low interest loans to qualified homeowners throughout the entire state of Missouri.
For more information about the On-site Loan Program, contact Jeremy Payne at 573-751-6823.
319 Nonpoint Source Grants
Congress amended the Clean Water Act in 1987 to establish the section 319 Nonpoint Source Management Program because it recognized the need for greater federal leadership to help focus State and local nonpoint source efforts. Under section 319, State, Territories, and Indian Tribes receive grant money which support a wide variety of activities including technical assistance, financial assistance, education, training, technology transfer, demonstration projects, and monitoring to assess the success of specific nonpoint source implementation projects. More Information
Agricultural Nonpoint Source Special Area Land Treatment Program
Provided by funding through the one-tenth-of-one-percent parks, soils and water sales tax of Missouri, the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Special Area Land Treatment, or AgNPS SALT, program is offered through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Soil and Water Conservation Program. The department's Soil and Water Conservation Program is not accepting new projects at this time, however, the program will continue to fund existing projects.
The program allows county soil and water conservation districts to direct technical and financial assistance to landowners with land identified and prioritized as having water quality impairments that address agricultural nonpoint source pollution problems. Success of these projects is dependent on the cooperation of numerous partners using a variety of tools to accomplish project goals.
Nonpoint source pollution is defined as pollution that cannot be traced to any one source and is more difficult to control. Therefore, agricultural nonpoint source pollution is non-traceable pollutants resulting from production agriculture in a specified area. More...