Drinking Water Supply & Quality

Infill Infrastructure Grant Program – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Deadline: June 28, 2022 by 4:00 p.m.
Who is Eligible

A nonprofit or for-profit Developer of a Qualifying Infill Project; a city, county, city and county, public housing authority, or redevelopment agency and/or successor agencies that have jurisdiction over a Qualifying Infill Area applying jointly with an “owners’ association,”; the governing body of an Indian reservation or rancheria that has jurisdiction over a Qualifying Infill Area or a Tribally Designated Housing Entity that is the Developer of a Qualifying Infill Project.

What it Funds

Construction of new infill development and rehabilitation of infrastructure that supports higher-density affordable and mixed-income housing including but not limited to active transportation, parks and open space, stormwater, street repair, transit, and water-related improvements.

When to Apply

The most recent application window closed in July 2021. Applications are currently being accepted, with a deadline of June 28, 2022, by 4:00 p.m.

Available Funds

$200 million are available for Round 8 (2022).

For Qualifying Infill Projects, the minimum grant award is $1 million ($500,000 for rural areas) with a maximum of $7.5 million. For Qualifying Infill Areas with over 200 units, the minimum grant award is $2 million ($1 million for rural areas) with a maximum of $30 million.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

35 out of 99 proposals funded in Round 7 (FY 2020/2021).

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.

Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) Control Program – California Department of Water Resources
Deadline: June 24, 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

The Request for Proposals for the 2022 Nonpoint Source (NPS) Grant Program, originally open from September 24, 2021, through December 17, 2021, is reopened from April 28, 2022, through June 24, 2022.

Available Funds

$4.5 million was available in 2021. Individual grants range from $250,000 – $800,000.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

7 proposals were funded (2020).

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.

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).

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