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 register for the workshops are below. A live webcast will be available during the April 30, 2018 workshop.

  1. Orange County Water District, 18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    April 19, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm;
  2. Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, 11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
    April 30, 2018, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; or (Webcast)

Funding Information

Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program
Eligible Applicants:  Public agencies, non-profit organizations, public utilities, federally recognized Indian tribes, California Native American Tribes, and mutual water companies. 
Funding Available: The Division of Financial Assistance intends to have approximately annual solicitations for projects until all funds have been expended. $744,000,000 total is available for the Groundwater Grant Program. 
Cost Share: 50% match required (waived or reduced for projects benefiting a DAC or EDA) 
Loans or Grants: Grants
Eligible Project Types: Planning/Monitoring Projects: Site assessment, site characterization, modeling, remedial investigation, feasibility study, monitoring and reporting plan, responsible party search, and preliminary engineering design.

Implementation Projects: Well heard treatment, installation of extraction wells combined with treatment systems, centralized groundwater treatment systems, source area cleanup, groundwater recharge to prevent or reduce contamination of municipal or domestic wells, groundwater injections to prevent seawater intrusion, and groundwater well destruction. 

Drinking Water Treatment Projects: Projects that treat groundwater for direct potable use, with no cleanup or remediation of the aquifer.

Septic to Sewer Projects: Projects that decommission septic systems and connect residents to public sewer infrastructure.

 Application Due Date Due: Concept Proposals Due: June/July 2018
Full Proposals Due:Summer 2018
Funding Opportunity Link:  Prop 1 Groundwater Grant Program