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Tribal Training Workshops:
The tribal NPS program has supported in-person regional training opportunities for several years, as well as two national tribal NPS conferences. Check with your EPA Regional Tribal Coordinator for upcoming training opportunities.
- August 2020 Southwest Tribal Training Workshop - *this workshop has been postponed. Please contact your EPA Regional office for more information.
Please visit the Watershed Approach section of the National NPS Program's website for resources related to designing and implementing watershed-based approaches to manage NPS pollution.
Many tribes are pursuing watershed based planning efforts to better protect and restore their water resources. For examples of watershed based plans in your EPA Region, contact your EPA Tribal NPS Coordinator. The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe developed a plan for the Dungeness River Watershed. Dungeness River Watershed Based Plan (PDF)(155 pp, 5.6MB) EXIT
Handbook, Webcasts and Other Reference Materials
See below for a list of tribal NPS training resources, including the Tribal NPS Training Handbook and webinar slides.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Handbook for Developing and Managing Tribal Nonpoint Source Pollution Programs (PDF)(182 pp, 9 MB,
This updated handbook provides guidance and practical templates for tribes interested in obtaining federal funds to manage nonpoint source pollution under section 319(h) of the Clean Water Act. It describes the 319 (h) grant process, and how to develop a nonpoint source assessment report and management program. This version includes new tribal examples, and a section focused on the watershed-based planning approach. The final section includes resources for tribes related to program goals.
December 13, 2016 webcast: FY 2017 Section 319 Request for Proposals: Information Session Webinar Slides (PDF)(31 pp, 829 K)
November 10, 2016 Webinar: How to Write a Successful Tribal 319 Competitive Grant Proposal (PDF)(68 pp, 13 MB)
Steve Epting, USEPA; Dan Kusnierz, Penobscot Indian Nation; Peggy O'Bear, Prairie Island Indian Community
September 13, 2011 Webcast Funding and Implementing your CWA 319 Program: Base and Competitive Funding and Developing Work Plans (PDF)(51 pp, 642 K)
Nancy Arazan, US EPA HQ, Tiffany Eastman, US EPA Region 9, Audrey Johnson, US EPA Region 9, Josh Simmons, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
May 10, 2011 Webcast: Roadmap to Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution: Developing your CWA Section 319 Program (PDF)(36 pp, 4 MB)
Nancy Arazan, US EPA HQ, Audrey L Johnson, US EPA Region 9, Janette Marsh, US EPA Region 5, Dan Cozza, US EPA Region 5, Jenilynn Bohm, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians