Nonpoint Source Pollution (NPS) Control Program – Department of Water Resources
Who is Eligible

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

What it Funds

Develop and/or implement management measures for nonpoint source pollutants specific to bodies of water in the Southern California region, which include Calleguas Creek, Santa Clara River, Malibu Creek, McGrath Lake, Ventura River, Alamo River, New River, Imperial Valley Drains, Coachella Valley Storm Channel, Upper and Lower Newport Bay, Rhine Channel, San Diego Creek Reach 1 and 2, Big Bear Lake and tributaries, San Jacinto River/Canyon Lake, San Mateo Creek Watershed, Shelter Island Yacht Basin, Rainbow Creek Watershed, Santa Margarita River Estuary Watershed, Baby Beach in Dana Point Harbor, Tijuana River Valley, and Loma Alta Slough Watershed (refer to Section E of the program guidelines on pages 30-31 & 34-38).

When to Apply

The most recent application period closed in December 2019.

Available Funds

$5 million. Individual grants range from $250,000 – $800,000.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness

8 proposals were accepted in 2019.

Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority Disadvantaged Community Involvement (DCI) Technical Assistance (TA) Funding
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, nonprofits, public utilities, federally recognized Tribes, State Indian Tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s Tribal Consultation list, and mutual water companies.

What it Funds

Technical Assistance funding to support the development of projects and programs that address the needs of disadvantaged and underrepresented communities in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. Eligible projects include community capacity building, K-12 initiatives, project development activities, pre-construction activities.

When to Apply

Call for project submissions closed in December 2019.

Available Funds

Total technical assistance funding is $2.9 million. The funding cap per project is $500,000.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


Low

Competitiveness
To be determined
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