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  • Writer's pictureKristin Cooper

California Water Boards: Stormwater Grant Program (SWGP) Proposition 1

Deadline: TBD – Rounds 1 and 2 are closed

Amount: $250,000 to $10 million per applicant

Match: 50% match of the total project cost

Eligibility: Public agency, nonprofit organization, public utility, federally recognized Indian tribe, state Indian tribe listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s Tribal Consultation List, mutual water company, or eligible GSA

The purpose of the program is to improve regional water self-reliance, security, and adapt to the effects on water supply arising from climate change, including measures to:

· Help water infrastructure systems adapt to climate change, including, but not limited to sea-level rise.

· Provide incentives for water agencies throughout each watershed to collaborate in managing the region’s water resources and setting regional priorities for water infrastructure.

· Improve regional water self-reliance consistent with Water Code section 85021.

Only multi-benefit stormwater management projects are eligible for grant funds. Multi-benefits include, but not limited to:

· Increasing water supply

· Increased water conservation, filtration, and treatment of runoff

· Flood management

· Environmental and habitat protection and improvement

· Involves the community and improves community health

Please contact us for application assistance!

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