Grant Description

Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS) Upgrade grants were awarded through a competitive application process hosted by MPCA. These funds are awarded based on issuance of a Notice of Noncompetitiveliance for systems deemed to be imminent threats, or for failing to protect groundwater.

SSTS program details can be found on MPCA’s website at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/ssts. SSTS program and application questions should be addressed to Aaron Jensen at MPCA at (651) 757-2544 or Aaron.S.Jensen@state.mn.us. Questions on eLINK reporting should be directed to your BWSR Board Conservationist.

Reporting Overview

SSTS Low Income Upgrade grants should be used for on the ground practices that address eligible SSTS upgrades. Activity details, including associated pollution reduction estimates, should be entered. However, these should not be mapped (to protect landowners from being identified as low-income).

Grant recipients are required to report on grant outcomes, activities, and accomplishments in eLINK according to the requirements outlined in the grant agreement and policies within BWSR’s Grants Administration Manual. This grant does not require a workplan. Expenses should be reported in eLINK, and a description of how the funds were used should be entered in the Actual Results field. The full amount of this grant is paid to the grantee upon execution of the NRBG grant agreement or, in the case of the second year of a biennial grant agreement, receipt of the Notice of Payment addendum.

eLINK Reporting Requirements

Attribute

Details

Program Policy

NRBG Flex Spending

Administered By

MPCA

Application Completed in eLINK

No

Proposed Indicators in Application

No

Grant Agreement Distributed Through eLINK

Yes

Exempt from eLINK Reporting

No

Additional Report Attachment

Yes

Non-eLINK Reporting Required

No

Workplan

Yes

Match Requirement

No match required

Activity Details (Practices & Indicators)

Yes

Mapping

No

Rates & Hours

No

Expenses

Yes

Actual Results

Yes

Payment Schedule

100% Advance

Contact

Gwen Steel
Grants and Reporting Specialist