Drinking Water Supply & Quality

Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) Control Program – California Department of Water Resources
Deadline: December 19, 2022
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, nonprofits, federally recognized Native American Tribes, state agencies, public colleges, federal agencies.

What it Funds

Implementation proposals for impaired waters, or projects that implement practices to improve impaired waters. As funding is available, the program may fund planning proposals, proposals for post-fire recovery, and proposals for protection of high-quality waters.

When to Apply

Applications for the most recent funding cycle (2023) will be accepted from October 3, 2022, through December 19, 2022.

Available Funds

$4.5 million is available in the current funding cycle (2023), with $3 million available for Impaired Waters projects, $400,000 for High-Quality Waters, $800,000 for Post-Fire Recovery, and $800,000 for Planning proposals. For more information on the allocations, review page 4 of the 2023 program guidelines.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

11 proposals were accepted in 2021.

Proposition 1 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Implementation Grant Program – Department of Water Resources
Deadline: February 1, 2023
Who is Eligible

Nonprofits, public agencies and tribal governments.

What it Funds

Projects and programs throughout the state including climate change adaptation, providing incentives for collaboration and setting priorities in water resource and infrastructure management, and improving regional water self-reliance.

When to Apply

Applications for Round 2 will be accepted in two separate windows. The first application window closed on August 2022. Applications for the second window are due February 1, 2023.

Available Funds

$193 million is available in Round 2. For more information on regional allocations, see the table “Available Funds” on the IRWM Implementation Grant Program

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program – U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Public bodies, community-based nonprofits, and federally recognized tribes.

What it Funds

The purchase, construction, and/or improvements to public waste disposal facilities, public water facilities, sanitary sewerage, solid waste disposal, and storm wastewater facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Approximately $2.8 Billion nationwide in direct loans (2018). Approximately $30 million in grants nationwide and $890,000 in grants in California (2019)

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

26 awards were granted in California (2019).

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund: Drinking Water Grants and Loans Program – California State Water Resources Control Board
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, districts, private community water systems, nonprofit or publicly-owned non-community water systems, and community water systems created by the project.

What it Funds

Projects that return public water systems to compliance with drinking water standards, consolidation, water meters, treatment projects, replacement of aging infrastructure.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, ranked, and added quarterly to the Competitive List. The highest-ranked applicants on the Competitive List are added to a Funding List and are awarded funding as it becomes available.

Available Funds

$30-40 million in grants and $40 million in low-interest loans, annually.

Award Size


Medium to Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

Although competitive information is unavailable for this program, the majority of projects that fulfill program requirements receive funding.

Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant Program – U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

State and local government entities, nonprofits, and Native American tribes.

What it Funds

Construction of water transmission lines, extensions, break or leak repair, maintenance to replenish water supply, and water source, intake, or treatment facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

$14.7 million was awarded nationwide and $1.5 million was awarded in California (2019).

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

Although competitive information is unavailable for this program, the majority of projects that fulfill program requirements receive funding.

Infrastructure State Revolving Fund (ISRF) Program – California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Cities, counties, special districts, assessment districts, JPAs, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Local streets, highways, drainage, water, sewer, waste, transit, parks, and other public utilities and facilities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. The ISRF Board considers applications at monthly meetings.

Available Funds

$50,000 – $25 million loans, with terms for the useful life of the project up to a maximum of 30 years.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

This funding program provides loans to qualified applicants on a non-competitive basis.

Site Cleanup Subaccount Program (SCAP) – State Water Resources Control Board
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Applicants with eligible projects.

What it Funds

Projects that remediate the harm or threat of harm to human health, safety, or the environment caused by existing threatened surface water or groundwater contamination.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

$19.5 million annually.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Water and Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program – U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Most state and local governmental entities, nonprofits, and federally recognized Native American tribes all in rural areas and towns with populations of 10,000 or less.

What it Funds

Acquisition, construction, or improvement of drinking water sourcing, treatment, storage, and distribution, sewer, solid waste, and storm water collection, transmission, treatment, disposal, and other activities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Approximately $33 million in loan funding and $10 million in grant funding was available to California applicants in 2019. Award amounts are determined on tier eligibility based on the median household income of the area to be served.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

Although competitive information is unavailable for this program, the majority of projects that fulfill program requirements receive funding.

For more programs in your area, select from the regions below:

Menu