Stormwater: Southern California Region

Integrated Regional Water Management Implementation Grant Program (Proposition 1) – Deptartment of Water Resources
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, nonprofits, public utilities, federally recognized and California State Native American tribes and mutual water companies. Applicants must work with their local regional water agency throughout the application process.

What it Funds

Including but not limited to multi-benefit projects that manage, treat or capture rainwater or stormwater and projects that implement a stormwater resource plan.

When to Apply

Due dates for pre-applications for the current funding cycle vary regionally. Pre-applications for the Santa Ana IRWM region are due September 6, 2019.

Available Funds

$222 million (Round 1) with grants ranging from $80,000 – $1.2 million. Note that each of the 12 regions have varying funding allocations.

Award Size

Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply

Medium to High

Competitiveness

27 out of 38 proposals funded (2015).

Measure M Local Return Funds – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Who is Eligible

Incorporated cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

What it Funds

Street and road improvement, active transportation and complete streets, green streets (stormwater management), traffic control measures (e.g., traffic signal upgrades, transportation demand management (TDM)), public transportation services and capital improvements, transit-oriented community investments (TOC), planning, engineering, and design, and other project types.

When to Apply

Eligible jurisdictions must submit Assurances and Understandings agreements prior to participating in the Measure M Local Return program.

Available Funds

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) anticipates that the Local Return program will be allocated between 17%-20% of Measure M revenues over the next 40 years, distributed on a per-capita basis. LA Metro anticipates funding amounts ranging from $4.5 million to $92.5 annually, depending on population.

Award Size
To be determined
Level of Effort to Apply
To be determined
Competitiveness

Measure M local return fund revenues are allocated to eligible jurisdictions on a per capita basis and are not competitive.

Measure W: Safe, Clean Water Program – Los Angeles County Flood Control District
Who is Eligible

Incorporated cities and schools in Los Angeles County.

What it Funds

Enhance stormwater capture, augment local water supply, and improve water quality. Includes extensive stakeholder engagement and innovative project approaches.

When to Apply

To be announced following adoption of project solicitation and evaluation guidelines. It is anticipated that draft evaluation guidelines will be released in Spring 2019.

Available Funds

$300 million annually through parcel tax, beginning July 1, 2019.

Award Size
To be determined
Level of Effort to Apply
To be determined
Competitiveness
To be determined
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

The DCI Technical Advisory Committee will vote on project submissions monthly beginning in October:
1st TA Project Submission date: September 27
2nd TA Project Submission date: November 1
3rd TA Project Submission date: December 6

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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