Stormwater: Southern California Region
Integrated Regional Water Management Implementation Grant Program (Proposition 1) – Department of Water Resources
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.
Water reuse and recycling for non-potable reuse, water-use efficiency/conservation, underground water storage including groundwater recharge, watershed protection, stormwater resource management, water desalination, improvement of water quality and more.
Due dates for final applications for the current funding cycle vary regionally. Final applications for the Santa Ana IRWM region are due November 1, 2019.
$222 million (Round 1). Santa Ana region has $43,850,000 available with grants ranging from $80,000-$1.2 million.
Small to Medium
Medium to High
Measure M Local Return Funds – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Incorporated cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
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.
Eligible jurisdictions must submit Assurances and Understandings agreements prior to participating in the Measure M Local Return program.
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.
Measure W: Safe, Clean Water Program – Los Angeles County Flood Control District
Incorporated cities and schools in Los Angeles County.
Enhance stormwater capture, augment local water supply, and improve water quality. Includes extensive stakeholder engagement and innovative project approaches.
To be announced following adoption of project solicitation and evaluation guidelines. It is anticipated that draft evaluation guidelines will be released in Spring 2019.
$300 million annually through parcel tax, beginning July 1, 2019.
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority Disadvantaged Community Involvement (DCI) Technical Assistance (TA) Funding
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.
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.
The DCI Technical Advisory Committee will vote on project submissions monthly beginning in October, 2019:
Next TA Project Submission date: November 1, 2019
Last TA Project Submission date: December 6, 2019
Total technical assistance funding is $2.9 million. The funding cap per project is $500,000.