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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Prop. 1 State Water Grant Program Solicitation Workshop

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) invites you to the Proposition 1 Storm Water Grant Program (SWGP) Public Workshop to be held at five California locations in January and February 2016. The workshops will provide valuable information on how to apply, discussion on each question associated with the applications, and feedback on potential projects. Seating is limited at each location; therefore, you must RSVP by January 20, 2016 to secure a spot.

The workshop locations, dates, Storm Water ...

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USGS Seeks National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Proposals

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $2 million in cooperative agreements to support participation in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) in 2016.

The USGS is working with the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information’s (ACWI) Subcommittee on Ground Water (SOGW) to develop and administer the NGWMN.  The NGWMN is designed as a cooperative groundwater data collection, management, and reporting system that will be based on data from selected wells in existing federal, state, tribal, and local groundwater ...

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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 Recycling Funding Program Public Workshop

The State Water Board, Division of Financial Assistance, invites you to the Proposition 1 Water Recycling Funding Program (WRFP) Public Workshop to be held at three California locations in April 2015. Proposition 1 allocates $725 million in funding for recycled water and desalination projects. The workshop will present the draft amended WRFP guidelines and the proposed plan to implement Proposition 1 Water Recycling funding. Stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide State Water Board staff with feedback and input on ...

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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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Natural Resources Agency Releases Draft Prop 1 Spending Schedule

The California Natural Resources Agency has released an initial draft schedule detailing the benchmarks for the first year of the ten year expenditure period of the water bond (Proposition 1) that was passed by voters in November 2014. Also, draft guidelines for applications for grants made available by the bond will be available on the Bond Accountability website to assist grant‐making organizations and applicants.

The requirements from the bond that must be met prior to funds being distributed are outlined below:

Draft Grant ...

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DWR announces $150 million available for flood protection projects

DWR has released the Final Guidelines and a Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the Urban Flood Risk Reduction (UFRR) Program authorized under the Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1E), as well as updated Cost Share Guidelines. These documents will guide the selection and funding of UFRR Program projects.  Program funding in the amount of $150 million is available for this solicitation from the current appropriation of Proposition 1E. Additional funding may become ...

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WaterSMART Grants Available to Conserve Water / Improve Energy Efficiency

U.S. Department of Reclamation has invited States, Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water or power delivery to apply for a funding opportunity to cost-share on projects that conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency. The projects should support water sustainability in the west.

Applications are due Friday, January 23, 2015 by 4:00 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST). The funding opportunity announcement is available at www.grants.gov using funding opportunity ...

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Round 2 DWR Flood Emergency Response Projects – Statewide Grant

The California Department of Water Resources has announce a second round of the Flood Emergency Response Projects – Statewide Grant Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package. Further information on this grant opportunity is posted at this address: http://www.water.ca.gov/floodmgmt/hafoo/fob/floodER/

The 60-day application period will end on February 9, 2015. As a reminder, the geographical scope of this particular grant is throughout the state outside of the legal Delta.

Please feel free to contact Laurence Sanati at (916) 574-0449 or Laurence.Sanati@water.ca.gov for more information.

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