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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USBR WaterSMART Funding Opportunities

The Bureau of Reclamation has released several WaterSMART funding opportunities this fall. Below is a list of the available funding programs and their respective funding opportunity number.

WaterSMART Grants

Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects
The new small-scale water efficiency projects funding opportunity is for small improvements that have been identified through previous planning efforts. Projects eligible for funding include installation of flow measurement or automation in a specific part of a water delivery system, lining ...

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Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee Program Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (“NFWF”) is excited to announce the availability of more than $8M in funding for aquatic resources restoration projects within the Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee Program Area (“ILF Program Area”), which spans 37 counties and 65,000 square miles within the State of California.

The ILF Program offers permittees an in-lieu fee option to satisfy their compensatory mitigation obligations for impacts to aquatic resources. Through the sales of Aquatic Resource Credits and ...

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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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CDFA 2017 Special Crop Block Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting proposals for the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). The purpose of the SCBGP is to fund projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops and aims to improve the performance of California specialty crops within local, domestic, and international markets.

Award amounts range from $50,000 to $450,000 and the maximum grant duration is two years, six months.

The Final Guidelines and Request for Concept Proposal can be found at ...

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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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DWR Releases Final 2015 Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Grant PSP & Guidelines

DWR has released the final versions of the 2015 Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Grant Program Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package. These newly released documents as well as other information about the Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Grant Program can be found at: http://www.water.ca.gov/wuegrants/SolicitationsProp1AG.cfm.

In November 2014, California voters passed Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Chapter 7 of Proposition 1 provides funding to improve regional water self-reliance security and adapt to climate change effects on ...

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Fresno County Recommended for Prop 1 Counties with Stressed Basins Grant Funding

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced the release of draft funding recommendations for the Proposition 1, 2015 Counties with Stressed Basins Grant Solicitation. DWR recommends funding Fresno County at its full request amount of $500,000 for improved groundwater monitoring efforts.

As part of the grant program, DWR identified Fresno County as overlying one of California’s 21 critically over-drafted basins. In a ...

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