Funding Opportunity- Storm Water Grant Program (SWGP) – Proposition 1 (Prop 1)

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07/02/2020 - 06/30/2020 All day

Eligible Applicants: Public agencies, nonprofit organizations, public utilities, federally recognized Indian tribes, state Indian tribes listed on Native American Heritage Commission's California Tribal Consultation List, and mutual water companies.

Eligible Project Types: Planning - Development of Storm Water Resource Plans (SWRPs) that meet the requirements of Water Code section 10562 and the SWRP Guidelines, and project-specific planning projects. Applications for SWRPs and project-specific planning projects were only solicited for Round 1.
Implementation - Multi-benefit storm water management projects which may include, but shall not be limited to, green infrastructure, rainwater and storm water capture projects and storm water treatment facilities.

Funding Available: Planning Grants: ~$10 million awarded
Round 1 Implementation Grants: ~$80 million awarded
Round 2 Implementation Grants: ~$100 million available

Funding Source: Proposition 1

Loans or Grants: Grants

Application Solicitation Period: Planning and Implementation Round 1: CLOSED
Implementation Round 2 Opens: April 2020
Implementation Round 2 Closes: July 2, 2020

For the Program Guidelines, as listed below, please hit the read more button the be redirected to the State Water Resources Control Board website:
Storm Water Resource Plan Guidelines (adopted on December 15, 2015 - Resolution No. 2015-0077)
Appendix A: Checklist and Self-Certification (Word Document)
Appendix B: Useful Web Links
Round 1: Storm Water Grant Program Guidelines (adopted on December 15, 2015 - Resolution No. 2015-0076)
Round 2: Storm Water Grant Program Guidelines (adopted on October 16, 2019).

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