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).

Hometown Grant Programs – T-Mobile, Smart Growth America and Main Street America
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Elected leaders, town managers/employees, non-profit organizations

What it Funds

Projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in your town.

When to Apply

Applications will be open on a quarterly basis with the following schedule over the next five years:
-Spring: Applications open January/March
-Summer: Applications open April/June
-Fall: Applications open July/September
-Winter: Applications open October/December

Available Funds

$25 million over the next five years, with a maximum award of $50,000 per town.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness

25 proposals, from the Spring 2022 funding cycle, were awarded.

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.

Lower American River Conservancy Program – Wildlife Conservation Board
Deadline: Ongoing through June 30, 2024
Who is Eligible

Local Public Agencies, Nonprofits.

What it Funds

Projects that focus on improving the quality of water that flows within and into the Lower American River Parkway, the improvement and expansion of public access, recreational areas, and recreational facilities, including trails, and the enhancement of interpretive and educational facilities related to the American River Parkway and its natural, cultural, and historic resources.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis through June 30, 2024. Applications will be submitted in two phases, a Pre-application, and a Full Application. Applicants should contact WCB staff for a consultation prior to submitting a Pre-application.

Available Funds

Approximately $4.5 million is available.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
San Joaquin River Conservancy – Wildlife Conservation Board
Deadline: Ongoing
Who is Eligible

Nonprofits, public agencies, and tribal governments. serving the San Joaquin River Parkway, in Fresno and Madera Counties.

What it Funds

Projects that address at least one of the following priorities: resources conservation and public access, habitat enhancement and restoration of public or private lands, and public access improvements for recreational and educational purposes.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis through June 30, 2027. For more information on the WCB Continuous Grant Application Process, click here.

Available Funds

Approximately $6 million is available.

Award Size
Level of Effort to Apply
Competitiveness
To be determined

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