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

Projects must benefit or be located in disadvantaged communities. Examples include neighborhood parks and community spaces, tree-canopy/shade trees, greening of public lands, stormwater projects such as permeable surface and collection basins/barriers, bioswales and rain gardens, river/creek/stream restoration, non-motorized trails, landscaping and green roofs, preserving open space and wetlands, or the creation/restoration of existing wetlands, recharge ponds, floodplain, or riparian corridors.

When to Apply

Project proposals were on June 28, 2019.

Available Funds

$18.5 million. Individual grants range from $50,000 to $3 million.

Award Size


Small to Medium

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

Hazard mitigation projects including but not limited to projects which mitigate flood and drought conditions, hazard mitigation planning, dry floodproofing of historic residential structures, structural retrofitting of existing buildings, wildfire mitigation, wind retrofit, 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

Cities, towns, districts, or other public bodies, nonprofits, federally recognized tribes or state tribes (must have jurisdiction over disposal of sewage, industrial wastes, or other waste).

What it Funds

Construction of publicly-owned treatment facilities such as wastewater treatment, local sewers, sewer interceptors, water reclamation and distribution, stormwater treatment, combined sewers, or landfill leachate treatment. Implementation of nonpoint source pollution in agriculture, forestry, urban areas, marinas, hydromodfication, and wetlands.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Average $570 million/year. Grant maximum of $100million.

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


Medium to High

Competitiveness

62 projects funded in 2016.

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 the project solicitation period will open March 2020 and close June 2020.

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).

Urban Flood Protection Grant Program (Proposition 68) – California Natural Resources Agency
Who is Eligible

Local and state agencies, joint power authorities, nonprofits, federally recognized Native American tribes, or nonfederally recognized California Native American tribes listed on the California Tribal Consultation List.

What it Funds

This program emphasizes and gives priority to projects that serve the State’s severely disadvantaged communities. Projects must address flooding in urbanized areas and provide multiple benefits. Eligible projects shall include, but are not limited to, stormwater capture and reuse, planning and implementation of low-impact development, restoration of urban streams and watersheds, and increasing permeable surfaces to help reduce flooding.

When to Apply

The public comment period closed on October 14, 2019. Final guidelines and solicitation deadline to be announced soon.

Available Funds

$92.5 million will be split between two cycles, with approximately $46.25 million to be awarded per cycle. Individual grants range from $200,000 to $6 million.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium

Competitiveness
To be determined
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, tribal lands in rural areas, or colonias.

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

Construction cost of recycled water treatment, storage, pump stations, and distribution pipeline systems with the capacity of a project used within 10 years of completion of construction.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Available Funds

Grant awards cover 35% of eligible costs, up to $15 million per project.

Award Size


Small, Medium, and Large

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 to determine the feasibility of using recycled water to offset the use of fresh/potable water from state and/or local supplies.

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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