Stormwater: Southern California Region

*NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS* Measure W: Safe, Clean Water Program Infrastructure Program – Los Angeles County Flood Control District
Who is Eligible

Incorporated cities and schools in Los Angeles County.

What it Funds

Multi-benefit infrastructure projects that enhance stormwater capture, augment local water supply, and improve water quality. Projects that prioritize nature-based solutions and provide Disadvantaged Community (DAC) benefits are highly encouraged. Funding can be pursued for any eligible project stage, including on-going operation and maintenance.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted for the current FY (2021/2022) and are due October 15, 2020.

Available Funds

$121.3 million estimated annual funds through parcel tax.

Award Size

Small, Medium, and Large

Level of Effort to Apply
To be determined
Competitiveness

Awards have not yet been announced. 58 projects were submitted and 52 are currently being considered for the 2020/2021 funding round.

*NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS* Measure W: Safe, Clean Water Program Scientific Studies Program – Los Angeles County Flood Control District
Who is Eligible

Incorporated cities, schools in Los Angeles County.

What it Funds

Applications to fund a scientific studies related to increasing stormwater or urban runoff capture and/or reducing stormwater or urban runoff pollution.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted for the current FY (2021/2022) and are due October 15, 2020.

Available Funds

$7.1 million estimated annual funds through parcel tax.

Award Size

Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply
To be determined
Competitiveness

Awards have not yet been announced. 7 projects are currently being considered for the 2020/2021 funding round.

*NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS* Measure W: Safe, Clean Water Program Technical Resources Program – Los Angeles County Flood Control District
Who is Eligible

Incorporated cities, schools in Los Angeles County.

What it Funds

The development of a multi-benefit project concept into a feasibility study. Projects should enhance stormwater capture, augment local water supply, and improve water quality.

When to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted for the current FY (2021/2022) and are due October 15, 2020.

Available Funds

$14.3 million estimated annual funds through parcel tax.

Award Size

Small

Level of Effort to Apply
To be determined
Competitiveness

Awards have not yet been announced. 24 projects are currently being considered for the 2020/2021 funding round.

Central and South Coast Proposition 1 Grants – California Coastal Conservancy
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, nonprofits, Native American Tribes that are either federally recognized or listed on the Native Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation list, and public utilities.

What it Funds

The four priority project types include water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration, and urban greening.

When to Apply

The four priority project types include water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration, and urban greening.

Available Funds

Approximately $3 million for Central California and $2 million for Southern California (2020). There are no minimum or maximum award amounts though most funded projects are typically between $50,000 and $1,000,000.

Award Size

Small

Level of Effort to Apply
To be determined
Competitiveness
To be determined
Integrated 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

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.

When to Apply

Due dates for final applications for each funding cycle vary regionally. Applications Round 1 for the Santa Ana IRWM region were due November 1, 2019.

Available Funds

$222 million (Round 1). Santa Ana region has $43,850,000 available with grants ranging from $80,000-$1.2 million.

Award Size

Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

Medium to High

Competitiveness

11 out of 11 proposals were funded (2020).

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.

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

Call for project submissions closed in December 2019.

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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