Stormwater

Urban Stormwater and Waterways Improvement Program (Proposition 68) – California Natural Resources Agency
Who is Eligible

Local agencies, state conservatories, federally recognized Native American tribes listed on the California Tribal Consultation list, JPAs and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Stormwater capture and reuse, restoration of urban streams and watersheds and increasing permeable surfaces to help reduce flooding.

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 mid-2019.

Available Funds

$92.5 million.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
Urban Green infrastructure Program (Proposition 68) – California Natural Resources Agency
Who is Eligible

Local, nonprofit, nongovernmental land conservation entities, federally recognized Native American tribes, or nonfederally recognized California Native American tribes listed on the California Tribal Consultation List.

What it Funds

Stormwater management such as green infrastructure, tree planting, parks, commuter trails and other low impact development.

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 early 2019.

Available Funds

$18.5 million.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
California Hazard Mitigation Grant Program – California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Who is Eligible

Emergency management agency or similar state office, federally recognized Native American tribes, local governments or communities and nonprofits.

What it Funds

To implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. Projects include but are not limited to projects which mitigate flood and drought conditions (including stormwater projects), hazard mitigation planning, and other mitigation construction.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Grant awards for mitigation projects are 75% of the cost of the project. Available funding varies by project type.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness
To be determined
Clean Water State Revolving Fund – California State Water Resources Control Board
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, nonprofits, private entities, federally recognized and California State Native American tribes (must have jurisdiction over disposal of sewage, industrial wastes, or other waste).

What it Funds

Planning, design, and/or construction of publicly-owned facilities such as wastewater treatment, water reclamation and distribution, and stormwater treatment. Planning, design, and/or implementation of projects, programs, or plans that manage nonpoint source water pollution or estuaries.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Average $570 million/year.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

23 out of 89 proposals funded (2017).

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Non-Entitlement Jurisdictions – California Department of Housing and Community Development
Who is Eligible

Small and rural jurisdictions.

What it Funds

Public infrastructure projects including but not limited to roads, sidewalks, water and sewer.

When to Apply

The most recent funding cycle closed in February 2019.

Available Funds

$29.6 million (2019).

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness
To be determined
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 North Coast IRWM region are due July 12, 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).

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 Tulare and Kern IRWM regions are due July 12, 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).

Integration Regional Water Management Implementation Grant Program (Proposition 1) – Department 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

Applications for the next funding round will be due on varying dates within 2019 depending on the IRWM region.

Available Funds

$222 million with grants ranging from $80,000 – $1.2 million. One applicant from each IRWM region will be accepted with varying due dates.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

27 out of 38 proposals funded (2015).

Storm Water Grant Program for Implementation Projects (Proposition 1) – State Water Resources Control Board
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, nonprofits, public utilities, federally recognized Native American tribes, state Native American tribes listed on Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation List, and mutual water companies.

What it Funds

Multi-benefit stormwater management projects including green infrastructure, rainwater and storm water capture projects and storm water treatment facilities.

When to Apply

It is anticipated that project solicitation will open Summer 2019.

Available Funds

$90 million for round 2 (2018/2019). Implementation grants range from $250,000-$10,000,000.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

27 out of 84 proposals funded (2016).

Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program – United States Department of Agriculture
Who is Eligible

Applicants who are otherwise not able to obtain commercial credit on reasonable terms. 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 collection, transmission, treatment and disposal, solid waste collection, disposal and closure, and stormwater collection, transmission and disposal.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Approximately $33 million in loan funding and $10 million in grant funding is available to California applicants in 2019. Award amounts are determined on tier eligibility based on the median household income.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

All eligible applicants are accepted.

Water Recycling Funding Program Construction Funding – State Water Resources Control Board
Who is Eligible

Local public agencies, nonprofits, public utilities, federally recognized and California State Native American tribes, and mutual water companies.

What it Funds

Wastewater, water recycling, stormwater, and projects that implement a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the San Francisco Bay estuary, the Morro Bay estuary or the Santa Monica Bay estuaries.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

To be determined.

Award Size

To be determined

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

69 out of 118 proposals funded (2016).

Water Recycling Funding Program Planning Grant – State Water Resources Control Board
Who is Eligible

Local public agencies.

What it Funds

Planning studies for water recycling projects using treated municipal wastewater and/or treated groundwater from sources contaminated by human activities.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Grant awards cover 50% of eligible costs, up to $75,000 per project.

Award Size


Small

Level of Effort to Apply


High

Competitiveness

69 out of 118 proposals funded (2016).

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