Over the past decade, the Kings Basin Water Authority (KBWA) has brought in over $54 million in State and private grant funding to the region. This funding has been leveraged into over $87 million for planning and expanding local water management projects. Below is a partial list of contracts/projects completed to date:
The KBWA executed an IRWM Planning Grant agreement with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in September 2011 to update the IRWMP to address new requirements and other recent information. $236,890 in Proposition 84 grant funds were received; the total project cost was $336,850.
The Kings Basin Disadvantaged Communities Pilot Project Study developed an inventory of the Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) within the Kings Basin Region (portions of Fresno, Tulare and Kings Counties) and achieved a better understanding of how to better integrate and engage the DACs in the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) planning process.
DWR executed a grant agreement with King River Conservation District in June 2006 to construct stormwater retention and recharge basins in the City of Dinuba and to expand the recharge capacity of Alta Irrigation District’s Traver Pond. DWR awarded KRCD with $2,737,753.00 in grant funding; the project’s total cost was $2,974,651.00.
As the fiscal and administrative agent for the IRWMG, Kings River Conservation Distrcit (KRCD) was awarded $6,064,375 which was eventually leveraged to complete in excess of $18,000,000 in implementation work tied to three projects. The grant agreement between KRCD and State Water Resources Control Board was executed in December 15, 2008. All work was completed by September 30, 2013.
In 2010, the Kings Basin Water Authority (KBWA) submitted a grant application to DWR to compete for Mini 50 supplemental funding. DWR awarded the KBWA with $2,099,868.00 to offset a combined project cost of $4,153,841.04 for two projects: Phase II of the City of Fresno Residential Water Meter Project and Phase II of the Fresno Irrigation District Jameson Pond Expansion Project.The grant agreement between KBWA and DWR was executed in August 31, 2010 and all work was completed by June 30, 2014.