Drinking Water Supply & Quality

WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Projects – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Deadline: July 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. MDT
Who is Eligible

Irrigation and water districts, Native American tribes, states, and other entities with water or power delivery authority for small water efficiency improvements.

What it Funds

Projects which conserve and use water more efficiently and contribute to water supply reliability.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on an annual basis. Applications for FY 2023 are currently being accepted with a deadline of July 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

Available Funds

Maximum award of $5 million.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

11 out of 51 awarded projects were from the State of California (2020).

WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Projects – U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Deadline: July 28, 2022
Who is Eligible

Irrigation and water districts, Native American tribes, states, and other entities with water or power delivery authority for small water efficiency improvements.

What it Funds

Projects which conserve and use water more efficiently and contribute to water supply reliability.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on an annual basis. Applications for FY 2023 are currently being accepted with a deadline of July 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.

Available Funds

Maximum award of $5 million.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) for Non-Entitlement Jurisdictions – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: August 19, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. PDT.
Who is Eligible

Small and rural jurisdictions (city, county, or town), with a population size that is insufficient in order to participate in the HUD’s direct entitlement program.

What it Funds

Projects that develop viable communities by providing decent affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, low- and moderate-income people, and neighborhoods.

When to Apply

Applications for the Community Development Competitive program, Economic Development projects and programs, and the non-federally recognized tribes’ applications are due August 19, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. PDT.

Available Funds

$30 million is available in the most recent funding cycle.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and are not competitively scored. 29 out of 80 projects funded (2018).

Proposition 1 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Implementation Grant Program – Department of Water Resources
Deadline: August 19, 2022 & 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. Applications for the first window are due August 19, 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
Unsolicited Grant – The Campbell Foundation Grant Program
Deadline: August 31, 2022
Who is Eligible

Nonprofits.

What it Funds

Projects that address water quality, land-sea connection, or protection of special places.

When to Apply

Applications for Cycle 2 are currently being accepted with a deadline of August 31, 2022. Awards are expected no later than October 31, 2022.

Available Funds

A total of $50,000 is availble in the current funding cycle.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness

2 out of 36 applications were awarded funding in cycle 1 in 2020.

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.

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