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 or projects and residential water-energy efficiency programs or projects benefiting disadvantaged communities (DACs).
The Final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package can be found at the following link: http://www.water.ca.gov/waterenergygrant/guidlinepsp.cfm.
There will be two applicant assistance workshops for the following dates:
September 29, 2016 at 3:00pm
California EPA Building
1001 I Street, Sierra Hearing Room
Sacramento, CA 95812
This meeting will be broadcast at https://video.calepa.ca.gov/
October 3, 2016 at 10:00am
3737 Main Street, Alvarado Room #207
Riverside, CA 92501
|2016 Water-Energy Grant Program|
|Eligible Applicants:||Local agencies, joint powers authorities, or nonprofit organizations.|
|Eligibility Project Types:||Commercial or institutional water-energy efficiency programs or projects.
Residential water-energy efficiency programs or projects benefitting Disadvantaged Communities (DACs).
|Funding Available:||Total of $19 million for the grant program. The maximum grant award is $3 million per proposal, and DWR will not award more than $6 million per applicant. There is no mandated cost-share.|
|Loans or Grants:||Grants|
|Application Deadline:||Submit completed application and supporting documents through GRanTS by 5pm on November 14, 2016.|