Prop 1 Groundwater Grant Program Round 2

The Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program provides grants and loans for projects that prevent or cleanup the contamination of groundwater that serves or has served as a source of drinking water. The State Water Resources Control Board is charged with administering $800 million of those funds ($744 million is available after accounting for administrative and bond costs).  The State Water Board Division of Financial Assistance is conducting workshops for Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program Round 2. Links to ...

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Water Plan Update 2018 Plenary – Enhancing the Connection Between IRWM and SGMA

On September 27, 2017, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) held a plenary meeting on the draft California Water Plan Update 2018 in Sacramento, California. The day long plenary consisted of multiple breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics from regulatory alignment for better regional outcomes to water markets. One breakout session titled, “Enhancing the Connection between IRWM and SGMA,” consisted of a panel discussion on the issues and benefits of connecting Integrated Regional Water Management ...

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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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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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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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