EPA Now Accepting Application for Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Grants

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical providers, and academia) as they develop and implement solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities.

The long-term goals of the EJCPS Program are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based ...

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KBWA Seeks Candidates for Prop 1 DAC Involvement Program Project Advisory Committee

The Kings Basin Water Authority (KBWA) Board of Directors has opened the application process for the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) under the Prop 1 IRWM Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program for the Tulare-Kern Funding Region. The Tulare-Kern Funding Region was designated $3.4 million under the Prop 1 IRWM Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program for the purpose of ensuring involvement of disadvantaged communities (DACs), economically distressed areas (EDAs), or underrepresented communities (collectively referred to as DACs) in IRWM planning efforts. This ...

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Technical Assistance Available for Stormwater Projects Benefiting Small DACs

The State Water Board’s Office of Sustainable Water Solutions announced the availability of Proposition 1 (Prop 1) Technical Assistance (TA) to help small disadvantages communities (DACs) identify and develop high priority storm water management projects that will infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate, treat, or retain storm water or dry weather runoff.

The Prop 1 Technical Assistance Program funds storm water management experts from non-profits and public universities who will help small DACs develop eligible projects and pursue Prop ...

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Urban Greening Grant Program Draft Guidelines for Public Comment

The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) has released draft guidelines for review and comments on an upcoming funding opportunity for projects that reduce greenhouse gasses while transforming the built environment into places that are more sustainable and effective in creating healthy and vibrant communities. This program emphasizes, and gives priority to, projects that are proposed by and benefit the State’s disadvantaged communities.

The draft guidelines may be viewed at the following link:

http://resources.ca.gov/grants/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Urban-Greening-Draft-Guidelines.pdf.

The public comment period begins October 21, 2016 ...

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DWR Announce Solicitation for 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is accepting applications for the 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program. On September 22, 2015, Governor Edmund G. Grown approved funding for the Water-Energy grant program through Senate Bill 101, which appropriated $19 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to DWR to continue this grant program.

The goal of the 2016 Water-Energy Grant solicitation is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and also reduce water and energy use by funding commercial and institutional water-energy efficiency programs ...

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$40 Million in Grants Available from the Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program

The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation Program (SALC Program) is accepting applications for $40 million in grants to fund the purchase of agricultural conservation easements and agricultural land conservation strategies. The goal of the SALC Program is to avoid increases to greenhouse gas (GHG) emission associated with the conversion of agricultural land to urban and rural development. The 2015-16 SALC Program Guidelines serve as the Request for Grant Applications for two funding opportunities to strategically protect agricultural lands from sprawl development:

1) ...

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California Financing Coordinating Committee Funding Fairs

Mark your calendars; the California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) will be hosting six free funding fairs throughout the state between April and September of this year. The CFCC is made of five state and two federal member agencies with the purpose of providing opportunities for the public and potential customers to obtain information about currently available infrastructure grant, loan and bond financing programs and options.

CFCC agencies fund primarily the following types of infrastructure projects: drinking water, wastewater, water quality, water ...

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Sale of $1.2 Billion in Bonds for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)

On January 5, 2016, the State Water Board adopted a resolution authorizing the sale of $1.2 billion in revenue bonds for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) for financing water projects. The CWSRF is a financial assistance program. The purpose of the CWSRF is to implement the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and various State water quality laws by providing financial assistance for construction or implementation of projects that address water quality problems and to prevent pollution of the ...

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Draft Guidelines and PSP Released for 2015 IRWM Implementation Grant Solicitation

The Department of Water Resources has announced the release of the draft Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the 2015 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Implementation Grant Solicitation funded by Proposition 84 (The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006).

This release of the draft Guidelines and the PSP opens the public comment period. The public comment period will close on April 24, 2015 at 5:00 PM. After 30 days of ...

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SWRCB Prop 1 Water Bond Public Workshops

The State Water Resources Control Board’s (State Water Board) Division of Financial Assistance (Division) will hold three public workshops to provide information regarding the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1). The primary purpose of these workshops will be to give stakeholders an opportunity to provide State Water Board staff with feedback on the draft guidelines for Small Community Wastewater funding available from Proposition 1.

In addition, stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide State Water Board ...

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