Recommendation to the KBWA Advisory Committee and Board

The Project Review Panel will make its recommendation to the KBWA Advisory Committee on June 19, 2019 and to the Board of Directors on July 17, 2019. A summary of the recommendation can be viewed here.

Scoring and Ranking Results of the 2019 DAC Involvement Grant Program – Project Development Funds Applications

The Project Review Panel completed its evaluation of the six (6) projects on June 11, 2019. The following is a summary of the Panel’s evaluation:

Rank Project Score
1 EOCSD – East Orosi Well and Pipeline Design and Environmental Documents Project 20
2 MCWD – Replace Well 3 19
3 MCWD – Replace Well 5 19
4 SCSD – Sultana and Monson Storm Water Project 17
5 MCWD – Water Storage Tank 14.25
6 MCWD – Conduct Pilot Study to Reduce Ec at Selected Sources or the WWTP 13.25
  • The Master Evaluation and Scoring Sheet will be made available soon.

Prop 1 IRWM Disadvantaged Community Involvement Grant Program

The Kings Basin Water Authority has been allocated $250,000 through the Prop 1 DAC Involvement Program for DAC Project Development activities. The purpose of this funding is to develop DAC/EDA/Tribe project(s) to be competitive in the IRWM Implementation Grant Program (Round 2 anticipated 2020). Applications are due to the Kings Basin Water Authority on May 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm. The Guidelines, Project Application Form and additional reference materials are available below. Technical assistance may be available through Self-Help Enterprises. Please contact Authority Staff Soua Lee at slee@krcd.org or (559) 237-5567 x115 or Maria Herrera with Self-Help Enterprises at mariah@selfhelpenterprises.org or (559) 802-1676 with any questions.

Project Application Guidelines

Project Application Form

Additional Resources to Assist with Project Application Preparation

The following individuals are your voluntary Project Selection Panelists for this solicitation:

Jim Maciel, Armona CSD
Isaac Moreno, City of Selma
Roy Jimenez, County of Fresno
Sean Ray, Bakman Water Company (Alternates: Shay Bakman, Steve Pickens)

Prop 1 DACI Grant Program Background

The Prop 1 IRWM Disadvantaged Community Involvement Grant Program allocated $3.4 million to the Tulare-Kern Funding Area for the purpose of ensuring involvement of disadvantaged communities (DACs), economically distresses areas (EDAs), or underrepresented communities (collectively referred to as DACs) in IRWM Planning efforts. IRWM planning is a statewide voluntary water planning effort that seeks to incentivize regional collaboration between local agencies in order to promote regional water management and the implementation of multi-benefit projects.

The Prop 1 Disadvantaged Community Involvement Grant Program for the Tulare-Kern Funding Region involves participation from 7 IRWM groups: Kaweah River Basin IRWM Group, Kern County IRWM Group, Kings Basin Water Authority, Poso Creek IRWM Group, Southern Sierra Regional Water Management Group, Tule River Basin IRWM Group, and Westside-San Joaquin IRWM Group; Counties, DAC representatives, and environmental justice groups. The County of Tulare is the lead applicant for this grant program on behalf of the Tulare-Kern Funding Area.

The formation of a Project Advisory Committee (PAC) will provide an advisory role to the development of Program activities and includes the following representatives:

  • One member representing each IRWM (7)
  • One DAC member selected by each IRWM (7)
  • One Tribe member (1)
  • Alternates for each PAC member (15)

PAC Meeting Agenda and Minutes

August 15, 2019 Agenda: English / Spanish Minutes
June 13, 2019 Agenda: English / Spanish Minutes
March 28, 2019 Agenda: English / Spanish Minutes
January 17, 2019 Agenda: English / Spanish Minutes
October 18, 2018 Agenda: English / Spanish Minutes
August 30, 2018 Agenda: English / Spanish Minutes
June 15, 2018 Agenda: English / Spanish Minutes
May 18, 2018 Agenda: English / Spanish Minutes
April 19, 2018 Agenda: English Minutes
Project Descriptions

PROJECT:  Prop 1 IRWM Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program for the Tulare-Kern Funding Region

The Prop 1 IRWM Disadvantaged Community Involvement Grant Program for the Tulare-Kern Funding Region will fund the following activities:

Needs Assessment of all communities within the Tulare Lake Basin area. Needs assessment will include an evaluation of the community characteristics, drinking water, wastewater, storm water and other water related needs.

Project Development to help communities develop shovel-ready projects that will be completive planning or construction funding, e.g. engineering, environmental documents, application preparation and more. $2 million of the $3.4 million grant funds is allocated to this task.

DAC Engagement and Education Program will consist of community meetings, training workshops and educational tours/field trips.

Project Administration and Reporting Tasks including project management, grant administration, and final report.