Funding Opportunities

SNC Funding Opportunities Newsletter October & November 2023:

https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

EJ Action Grants Program provides “grant funding to projects intended to lift the burden of pollution from those most vulnerable to its effects.”
Applications are due by October 13:

https://calepa.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2023/08/CalEPA_Final-Round-1-EJ-Grant-Guidelines_83023.pdf

Funding Opportunities Newsletter
September & October 2023

Learn more here:  https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

Webinar will cover grants for sewer, stormwater problems

Dealing with problems brought on by sewer overflows and urban stormwater will be discussed during a WaterNow Alliance webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 30. The agenda includes an overview of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant Program. The program provides funding for infrastructure needed to manage stormwater and address sewer overflows.

SNC August/September 2023 Funding Newsletter:

https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

SNC July/August 2023 Funding Newsletter:

https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

SNC June/July 2023 Funding Newsletter:

https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

SNC May/June 2023 Funding Newsletter:

https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

SNC April/May 2023 Funding Newsletter:

https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

SNC March/April Funding Newsletter:

https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

SNC February/March Funding Newsletter:

https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

WaterSMART Grants

Three categories of WaterSMART Grants are offered rough separate funding opportunities: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants; Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects; and Water Marketing Strategy Grants: https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/docs/WaterSMART_FactSheet_2022.pdf

SNC January/February 2023 Funding Newsletter –

Learn more here:  https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

SNC November/December Funding Newsletter –

Learn more here: https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

SNC October/November Funding Newsletter

Learn more here:  https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=funding-opportunities

CA Financing Coordinating Committee Fall Funding Fairs

Virtual Fall Funding Fairs
Oct. 19, 2022 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nov. 3, 2022 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Register here: https://www.events.rcac.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=3448

Round 2 Implementation Grant Solicitation

DWR released the final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package for Proposition 1 Round 2 Implementation Grants. You can find more information here:  https://water.ca.gov/Work-With-Us/Grants-And-Loans/IRWM-Grant-Programs

Office of Planning and Research

The Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Programs (ICARP) Grant Programs provide funding to help fill local, regional, and tribal adaptation planning and resilience needs, provide resources, and support the development of a pipeline of climate resilient projects. Learn more at: https://opr.ca.gov/planning/icarp/grants/

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Funding Opportunities

SNC collects various funding opportunities into a newsletter. Please see this link to access the August/September 2022 edition: https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Funding Opportunities

SNC collects various funding opportunities into a newsletter. Please see this link to access the July/August 2022 edition:https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/

$500 Million to Address Drought

In response to current drought conditions, $500 million was authorized for DWR by the California Legislature (pursuant to the Budget Act of 2021 and its Trailer Bill, Assembly Bill 148) to provide funding for interim or immediate relief in response to conditions arising from a drought scenario to do any of the following:
  • Address immediate impacts on human health and safety, including providing or improving availability of food, water, or shelter
  • Address immediate impacts on fish and wildlife resources
  • Provide water to persons or communities that lose or are threatened with the loss or contamination of water supplies

Read more at:  https://water.ca.gov/Water-Basics/Drought/Drought-Funding

Small Community Drought Relief Funding

Due Date and Application Submittal There will be no formal proposal solicitation for this Program. Small communities impacted by the drought are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications for funding will be accepted on a first come first served basis until all the funds are awarded, or until December 29, 2023, whichever comes first. No applications will be accepted after December 29, 2023. Guidines at:  https://water.ca.gov/-/media/DWR-Website/Web-Pages/Work-With-Us/Grants-And-Loans/Small-Community-Drought-Relief/Small-Community-Drought-Relief-Guidelines_2021-Final_ay11_v3.pdf

Announcing the California Resilience Challenge 2021 Funding RFP July 12-September 13, 2021

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is thrilled to announce that the Challenge 2021 Grant Program Request for Proposals will be open from July 12 through September 13, 2021. Building off the success of the 2020 Grant Program, the 2021 Challenge is focused on helping under-resourced communities build resilience against the climate challenges that threaten them most. To help achieve this objective, eligibility for the Challenge 2021 Grant Program is expanded to include community-based organizations as well as local and regional entities representing under-resourced communities. To learn more about the Challenge, including what types of entities and projects qualify, please visit the link https://resilientcal.org/

nvironmental Enhancement & Mitigation Grant:

Accepting proposals January 7th through March 5th, 2021. For more information see:  https://resources.ca.gov/grants/environmental-enhancement-and-mitigation-eem/

New Consolidated, Competitive First Come-Basis State Grant & Loan Portal

Access Portal Here:  https://www.grants.ca.gov/

Reclamation launches WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant funding opportunity and extends deadline to Sept. 17

More information at:   https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=71343

Bureau of Reclamation Drought Response Program

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Drought Response Program supports a proactive approach to drought by providing assistance to water managers to: develop and update comprehensive drought plans, and implement projects that will build long-term resiliency to drought.  More information at:  https://www.usbr.gov/drought/

Stream Flow Enhancement Program

Proposals for multi-benefit projects that result in enhanced stream flow are encouraged. Enhanced stream flow is defined as a change in the amount, timing, and/or quality of the water flowing down a stream, or a portion of a stream, to benefit fish and wildlife. The primary focus is on enhancing flow in streams that support anadromous fish; support special status, threatened, endangered, or at-risk species; and/or provide resilience to climate change.

Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, on September 10, 2020. More information at:  https://wcb.ca.gov/Library/News/stream-flow-enhancement-program-2020-proposal-solicitation-notice

Federal Funding Opportunities

WestFAST News highlights multiple federal funding opportunities at: https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.51/y6u.adc.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/MAY-2020-WestFAST-Newsletter.pdf

SNC Funding Newsletter June-July

Please see the link to review multiple funding opportunities. https://sierranevada.ca.gov/funding/funding-opportunities-newsletter/

Sierra Nevada Conservancy December Funding Newsletter

The SNC compiles relevant funding opportunities for areas within the Sierra Nevada range. You can find the latest newsletter here:  FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES NEWSLETTER 19-12

Sierra Nevada Conservancy October-November Funding Newsletter

The SNC compiles relevant funding opportunities for areas within the Sierra Nevada range. You can find the latest newsletter here: Newsletter.2019.oct-nov.final

Drought Response Program

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Drought Response Program supports a proactive approach to drought by providing assistance to water managers to: develop and update comprehensive drought plans, and implement projects that will build long-term resilience to drought. Find more information here: https://www.usbr.gov/drought/

Funding for the development of local hazard mitigation plans (LHMPs) and implementation of hazard mitigation projects.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has received the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement for the 2019 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Programs. This includes $250,000,000 nationwide for the PDM Program and $160,000,000 nationwide for the FMA Program. These programs provide funding for the development of local hazard mitigation plans (LHMPs) and implementation of hazard mitigation projects.

The NOFO and specific Cal OES information concerning the funding opportunities and NOI and application process may be accessed on the Cal OES Pre-Disaster and Flood Mitigation Division webpage at: http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/hazard-mitigation/pre-disaster-flood-mitigation . The Notice of Interest (NOI) for both programs must be submitted to Cal OES by September 18, 2019. NOI eligibility will be determined prior to September 30, 2019. Please see the attached documents for more funding information.

Proposition 1 Technical Assistance (TA) Funding Program

At present, the Technical Assistance Program Fund has only used about half of its budget, and the Water Board extended the contracts of its service providers – they are absolutely still taking Assistance Requests and will be probably for another couple of years.

More information, including the AR instructions, can be found at the Water Board web page: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/proposition1/tech_asst_funding.html

EPA Announces Availability of $87 Million in Funding to Improve Drinking Water for Schools and Small and Disadvantaged Communities

California is eligible to receive $7,648,000. States, tribes, and territories are eligible to receive funding from two new EPA drinking water grant programs established by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN):

  • Under EPA’s new Voluntary Lead Testing in Schools and Child Care grant program, EPA will award $43.7 million in grants to fund testing for lead in drinking water at schools and child care programs. Testing results carried out using grant funds must be made publicly available.
  • Under EPA’s new Assistance for Small and Disadvantaged Communities grant program, EPA will award $42.8 million in grants to support underserved communities with bringing public drinking water systems into compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. Funding can also be used for conducting household water quality testing, including testing for unregulated contaminants.

For more information, please see: https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/drinking-water-grants

Prop One IRWM Implementation Grant Information

Please find information about the grant guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package at:https://water.ca.gov/Work-With-Us/Grants-And-Loans/IRWM-Grant-Programs/Proposition-1/Implementation-Grants

At the Following Link, Find a Spreadsheet with Multiple Funding Opportunities.

Funding Opportunities Spreadsheet IRWM projects 2019_02_19

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Funding Opportunity for Small-scale Water Efficiency Projects

Matching funding of as much as $75k for each project. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 24. Funding opportunity is available at www.grants.gov by searching for opportunity number BOR-DO-19-F005.

Potential projects include installation of flow measurement devices and municipal meter upgrades. https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=BOR-DO-19-F005

California Natural Resources Agency Proposition 68 Green Infrastructure Grant Draft Guidelines

This program has

8.5 million dollars to invest in projects which accomplish at least one of the following:
a. Improve a community’s ability to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
b. Improve and protect coastal and rural economies, agricultural viability, wildlife corridors or habitat.
c. Develop future recreational opportunities.
d. Enhance drought tolerance, landscape resilience, and water retention.
Projects must be located in or benefit disadvantaged or severely disadvantaged communities. http://resources.ca.gov/grants/green-infrastructure/

California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) Funding Fair –

No charge to attendees. Learn about multiple funding opportunities for your projects. Talk with representatives of multiple funding agencies and get feedback. Sacramento location is on April 17th. Learn more at:Funding Fair Flyer

Prop 68 and Prop One Summary of Grant Opportunities

Please see the link for a spreadsheet summarizing the grant opportunities. Please be sure to read the actual guidelines as this is only a high-level summary. Prop 68 and One Funding Opportunities 19-1

Storm Water Grant Program (SWGP) – Proposition 1 (Prop 1)

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.

For More Information: https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/swgp/prop1/

California Department of Fish and Wildlife – 2019 Proposition 1 & Proposition 68

Draft Proposal Solicitation Notice: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=161419&inline CDFW has announced funding opportunities under Prop 1 and Prop 68. A total of up to $49 million in funding for ecosystem projects will be available under the two propositions. A draft proposal solicitation notice has been posted and is available for public comment through October 17, 2018. Proposition 68 – Cultural, Community and Natural Resources Grant Program Grant Guidelines & Application: http://resources.ca.gov/grants/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Final-Draft-CCNR-Guidelines.pdf The California Natural Resources Agency released draft guidelines on their Cultural, Community and Natural Resources grant program. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects that enhance cultural and natural resources, especially in disadvantaged communities. The guidelines comment period runs through Monday, November 12, 2018. Public comment meetings are scheduled in Sacramento (October 29), Glendale (November 1), and Madera (November 5).

Clean Water State Revolving Fund Policy Amendment Workshop Invitations

The Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) will be hosting three public workshops to highlight and discuss proposed changes to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Policy. DFA anticipates publishing the draft Policy amendment for public review and comment on or about September 10, 2018, and presenting the draft CWSRF Policy amendment to the State Water Board for consideration on November 6, 2018.

Sacramento – September 18, 2018 10 AM to noon – 11020 Sun Center Drive #200 – Rancho Cordova. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clean-water-state-revolving-fund-policy-amendment-workshop-in-sacramento-tickets-49874123847

Only the Sacramento workshop will be available via webcast. To join the webcast, please click on the following link https://video.calepa.ca.gov/ and click on the video icon under the corresponding date and event.

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Funding Opportunities Newsletter August – September 2018

Follow the link to their newsletter to find funding opportunities from a wide variety of sources: Sierra Nevada Conservancy Funding Opps. 8-9

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Funding Opportunities Newsletter April – May 2018

Follow the link to their newsletter to find funding opportunities from a wide variety of sources: SNC Newsletter.2018.April-May

CFCC Funding Fairs

The CFCC Funding Fairs provide opportunities to obtain information about currently available infrastructure grant, loan and bond financing programs and options. Each attendee will receive copies of all slide presentations and additional useful infrastructure financing material. The Funding Fairs also provide an opportunity for attendees to speak directly with program staff about specific projects and issues affecting their community. It is free to attend the Funding Fairs! For more information visit: http://www.cfcc.ca.gov/funding-fairs/

U.S. EPA announces $3 million available for locally focused environmental education grants

EPA will be awarding up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants under the 2018 Environmental and Education (EE) Local Grant Program. Three to four grants in each of EPA’s ten Regions will be awarded, for no less than $50,000 and no more than

00,000 each. EPA seeks grant proposals from eligible applicants to supports environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship. This program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques.

Proposals are due March 15, 2018. The full solicitation notices will be posted later this week at https://www.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grant-solicitation-notice-0

US Bureau of Reclamation’s 2018 funding opportunity for Phase I of the Cooperative Watershed Management Program

The funding opportunity seeks proposals for activities to develop a watershed group, complete watershed restoration planning activities, and to design watershed management projects.

Proposals are due by Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Up to

00,000 in federal funds may be awarded to an applicant per award, with no more than $50,000 made available in a year for a period of up to two years.

Who is eligible? States, tribes, local and special districts (e.g., irrigation and water districts), local government entities, interstate organizations, and non-profit organizations, including existing watershed groups, within the 17 western states.

More information can be found on the Reclamation newsroom website: https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=60844 and their Cooperative Watershed Management Program webpage: https://www.usbr.gov/watersmart/cwmp/

New Opportunities for Funding through Sierra Nevada Conservancy

See their October -November newsletter: SNC Funding Opportunities for October-November, 2017

NFWF Aquatic Restoration Funding Opportunity

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (“NFWF”) is excited to announce the availability of approximately $6M in funding for aquatic resources restoration projects within the Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee Program Area (“ILF Program Area”), which spans 37 counties and 65,000 square miles within the State of California. NFWF intends to partner with public, private, and non-profit organizations to help fund and implement on-the-ground wetland and/or waters restoration (re-establishment or rehabilitation), establishment (creation), and/or enhancement projects. (In certain circumstances, preservation projects may be acceptable, but they are generally not preferred.) Projects may be stand-alone proposals or may be an identifiable component of a larger project.

In each case, the restoration, establishment, enhancement, and/or preservation benefits provided by the project must be clearly demonstrated and must meet all applicable requirements set forth in the 2008 Compensatory Mitigation for Losses of Aquatic Resources Final Rule (“2008 Rule”). These requirements are set forth in the 2008 Rule at 33 CFR Part 332.8(j) and 33 CFR Part 332.4(c)(2)-(14); and 40 CFR Part 230.98(j) and 40 CFR Part 230.94(c)(2)-(14).

Pre-Proposal due date: September 15, 2017
Full Proposal due date: October 20, 2017

For additional information on the ILF Program and how to apply for funding, please visit: http://www.nfwf.org/ilf/Pages/fall2017rfp.aspx

Cannabis Restoration Grant Program

The Cannabis Restoration Grant Program funds projects that restore anadromous salmonid habitat in watersheds most heavily impacted by Cannabis cultivation. For more information see: https://wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Watersheds/Cannabis-Restoration-Grant

RSVP for the 2017 Habitat Conservation Fund Application Workshop

The California State Parks Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) will be holding application workshops for the Habitat Conservation Fund Program. At the workshop, attendees will learn more about the program, application requirements, and tips for preparing application criteria responses. The workshops will be held in several regions of California and are approximately two and a half hours long. One will be held in Angels Camp. See flyer at: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/1008/files/HCF_Application_Workshops_Flyer_5.17.17.pdf

As the result of a Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will fund plans and projects that reduce the effects of future natural disasters. In California, these funds are administered by the Cal OES Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Unit. Eligible applicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and some private non-profits.

Immediate Needs (Shovel-Ready Flood and Erosion Control Projects) Applications are due to Cal OES by May 15, 2017 All Hazard and Non Shovel-Ready Project Notice of Intent (NOI) submittals are due to Cal OES by June 15, 2017

Eligible project types: Culvert upsizing, Erosion control, Flood control, Drainage improvements, Elevations and acquisitions, Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Flood proofing, Green infrastructure, Floodplain and stream restoration, Flood diversion and storage

The application period for the FY 2017-2018 Wetland Program Development Grants (WDPGs) is now open!

The request for proposals (RFP) is posted online at https://www.epa.gov/wetlands/region-9-wetland-program-development-grant-request-proposals. The deadline to submit your application is April 10, 2017. ALL grant applications must be submitted through the www.grants.gov website unless a waiver is obtained, therefore I encourage you to complete your registration on Grants.gov now, since the entire process can take up to 30 days to complete. Information located at Submitting an Application to Grants.gov Apply and Applicant Resources for Grants.gov will help you get started. Applicants are also encouraged to view a previously recorded EPA Information Webinar session/ presentation regarding Grants.gov or register for an available session. For entities with extremely limited or no access to the internet, refer to instructions from EPA Office of Grants and Debarment (PDF) (1 pp, 218K). Also, the Region 9 Application Checklist (PDF) (2 pp, 121K) will help ensure your EPA application submitted through Grants.gov is complete.

Leana Rosetti, the WPDG coordinator, will be out of the office until April 3. During that time, please direct any questions about the RFP in writing to me: Melissa Scianni Scianni.melissa@epa.gov (213) 244-1817

Region 9 now conducts a biennial WPDG solicitation for multiple year funding. This means grant solicitation goes out ONCE every TWO years instead of once a year as it had prior to FY15. The FY17 WPDG solicitation will cover FY17 and FY18 and the next WPDG solicitation will take place in FY19, covering FY19 and FY20.

A FAQ with new questions pertaining to the biennial cycle has also been posted at http://www.epa.gov/region9/funding/wetlands-qa.html

U.S. EPA Region 9 is hosting a Stormwater Finance Forum in Northern California on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Oakland, CA.

Seats are limited so you must register for the event. The forum will address a range of funding options and provide advice to help stormwater managers succeed in obtaining funding. For more details, go here: http://oakland.stormwater.co/

EPA to Host WIFIA Webinar on March 7

EPA will be hosting a “WIFIA Letter of Interest Submission and Project Selection” webinar on Tuesday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program staff will explain the process that prospective borrowers should follow to submit a letter of interest and how EPA will evaluate and select projects. Attendees will be able to submit questions to presenters. Register here

New resources for WIFIA prospective borrowers are available online including:
1. The recording and presentation from the February 9 “WIFIA Letter of Interest Submission and Project Selection” webinar.

2. A sample financial pro forma that serves as an example of the type of information that a prospective borrower should include and submit in its required pro forma.

3. Updated WIFIA Letter of Interest Frequent Questions, which now includes answers to questions asked since the NOFA was issued and during the February 9 webinar.

Still have questions about the WIFIA program? Visit our website at http://www.epa.gov/wifia, reference the WIFIA program handbook, or contact us at wifia@epa.gov

2017 California Financing Coordinating Committee Funding Fairs!

The California Financing Coordinating Committee will be holding six funding fairs in 2017 that will provide information grants, loans and bond financing options for infrastructure projects. The fairs are directed towards local government representatives, water and irrigation district managers, economic development and engineering professionals, financial advisors and project consultants. The first fair is April 5 in Sacramento. Click here for additional information: 2017 CA Funding Fair Info 2-7-17

Sierra Nevada Conservancy February – March Funding Opportunities

SNC offers grant writing assistance. Contact Michael Pickard for more information at: michael.pickard@sierranevada.ca.gov

· The Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART Phase II Grants (due February 15) provide up to

00,000 to address critical water supply needs, water quality, and ecological resilience. The purpose of this program is to support established watershed groups in implementing on-the-ground watershed management projects.

· The Rose Foundation California Wildlands Grassroots Fund (due February 15) provides funding to grassroots conservation organizations advocating for the permanent protection of intact wildlands to help preserve California’s wilderness and native biological diversity. The Fund’s program includes support for restoration and stewardship.

· Strong Foundation grants (due February 15) support efforts that instill an ecological ethic in individuals and communities, and that encourage grassroots environmental action.

· The California Arts Council Local Impact Grant Program (due February 17) provides project and partnership support for small arts organizations reaching communities that have limited access to the arts, including rural areas.

· The Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Programs (due March 6) provide funding for planning, development, maintenance, and restoration of motorized recreational trails.

· The Farmers Market Promotion Program grants (due March 27) support the development, improvement, and expansion of farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, and agritourism activities.

· The Federal Lands Access Program (due April 7) develops transportation and infrastructure projects (roads, parking, bike trails, etc.) that provide access to federal public lands, particularly those with high recreation use.

· The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation In-Lieu Fee Program helps fund on‑the-ground wetland restoration, establishment, and enhancement projects in priority service areas. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Final 2017 State Agencies’ Funding Opportunities

California State Agencies have provided an overview of funding opportunities available in 2017. Please see the matrix available at: FINAL Agency Grants and Loans as of January 2017

Technical Assistance Available for DAC Storm Water Project Planning and Design

The State Water Board’s Office of Sustainable Water Solutions (OSWS) has help available for small disadvantaged communities (DACs) to identify and develop high priority storm water management projects that will infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate, treat, or retain storm water or dry weather runoff. The State Water Board’s Proposition 1 (Prop 1) Technical Assistance (TA) Program is funding storm water management experts from non-profits and public universities who will help your small DAC develop eligible projects and pursue Prop 1 storm water implementation grant funding in 2018.

The types of eligible communities to be targeted are small DACs with a median household income (MHI) that is less than 80% of the statewide MHI AND with populations less than 20,000 that are either traditional Phase II MS4 permittees or Phase II MS4 permit waiver recipients. TA is available to help with project development services including conceptual planning and preliminary design for multiple benefit storm water management projects that meet the funding requirements of the Prop 1 Storm Water Grant Program and directly benefit the small DAC.

Please complete and submit the TA Request Form http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/proposition1/docs/ta_request_form.pdf to access TA services. The OSWS is accepting TA requests directly from communities or systems in need of TA, or from others on their behalf. The form is a short one-page form, which is submitted via email. Stormwater TA resources are limited, we encourage you to submit outstanding stormwater TA needs by January 23, 2017, to ensure your request is considered. If eligible requests cannot be fulfilled with the resources available, priority will be given first traditional Phase II MS4 permittees, and then municipalities granted a waiver from the Phase II MS4 permit, followed by any additional eligible submissions. After you submit the TA Request Form via email (to DFA-TArequest@waterboards.ca.gov), you will receive an email indicating receipt of your request. After January 23, 2017, State Water Board staff will review all requests to determine eligibility. Please be patient as we get our new process up and running.

Sacramento District California In-Lieu Fee Program Ongoing Request for Proposals

NFWF has accumulated certain funds that may be made available to fund projects that establish, enhance, restore, or, in certain circumstances, preserve wetland resources in an applicable Service Area (“ILF Projects”). NFWF is issuing this RFP in order to solicit proposals for the implementation of eligible ILF Projects to be funded through the ILF Program.

This RFP will be administered in two stages: 1) pre-proposal; and 2) full proposal. At the pre-proposal stage, respondents will submit specified information described in the Pre-proposal Requirements Section below for evaluation by NFWF. If a respondent is successful in the pre-proposal stage, the respondent will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, U.S. Federal government agencies, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Indian tribal entities, educational institutions, and private businesses. For more information go to: http://www.nfwf.org/ilf/Pages/ongoingRFP.aspx

Urban Greening Grant Program

The California Natural Resources Agency is pleased to release draft guidelines for its Urban Greening program for public comment. http://resources.ca.gov/grants/urban-greening/ The public comment period begins October 21, 2016 and ends December 5, 2016.

The Urban Greening Program, funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, will fund projects that transform the built environment into places that are more sustainable, enjoyable, and effective in creating healthy and vibrant communities by establishing and enhancing parks and open space, using natural solutions to improving air and water quality and reducing energy consumption, and creating more walkable and bike-able trails. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. This program emphasizes, and gives priority to, projects that are proposed by and benefit the State’s disadvantaged communities.

Prop One Technical Assistance

Proposition 1 (Prop 1) Technical assistance (TA) is implemented by the State Water Resources Control Board’s Office of Sustainable Water Solutions (Office). The Office promotes permanent and sustainable drinking water and wastewater treatment solutions to ensure effective and efficient provision of safe, clean, affordable, and reliable drinking water and wastewater treatment services, focusing on addressing financial and technical assistance needs. Prop 1 TA is available, ON AN ONGOING BASIS, to help small (less than 10,000 people) disadvantaged (median household income [MHI] < 80% statewide MHI) communities (small DACs) develop, fund, and implement Prop 1-eligible capital improvement projects. More information is available at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/proposition1/docs/prop1_ta_fact_sheet.pdf

Water-Energy Grant Program

DWR has released the Guidelines and PSP for the 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program. Applicants must use the Air Resources Board’s Quantification Methodology and GHG Emission Calculator to complete the calculator portion of an application. Applications are due November 7, 2016 by 5:00 http://www.water.ca.gov/waterenergygrant/guidlinepsp.cfm

Disadvantaged Community Involvement Workshop:

August 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. CalEPA Building
Bryon Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812

Planning Grant Workshop

August 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. CalEPA Building
Bryon Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812

Both public workshops will be web broadcast at: https://video.calepa.ca.gov/. DWR has posted presentation materials at: http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants/programschedule.cfm for the upcoming IRWM workshops. If you have any further questions, please contact: DWR_IRWM@water.ca.gov

California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) Funding Fair

A funding fair will be held September 14, 2016 at UC Merced
Small Business Development Center 550 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno. For more information, please see the flyer: cfcc_funding_fair_flyer

CalConserve Revolving Fund Loan Program Apps Due 8/31/16

The final guidelines and proposal solicitation package have been posted for the CalConserve Revolving Fund Loan Program. The program will make

0 million in Proposition 1 funds available as loans to local agencies for water conservation and water use efficiency projects. A public workshop to provide information on the application process will be held July 15, in Sacramento. A webcast will be available. The application deadline is August 31. Guidelines and the application are available at: http://www.water.ca.gov/wuegrants/Docs/CALCONSERVE_Final_6-16-2016.pdf

The Office of Sustainable Water Solutions (OSWS) is pleased to announce a new Technical Assistance (TA) Request Form.

With the State Water Board’s new Proposition 1 (Prop 1) TA Program, OSWS will be administering additional TA resources geared toward helping small disadvantaged communities develop projects/funding applications for the following Prop 1 funding programs: drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and groundwater quality. There is no deadline to submit a request; however, we encourage you to submit outstanding TA needs in the coming weeks. You can find more information at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/proposition1/docs/prop1_ta_fact_sheet.pdf

2016 Water-Energy Grant Program Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package Comment Period Open – Closing May 23, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

The funding available through the 2016 Water-Energy grant solicitation will be at least

9 million with the potential for a total of $29 million. The maximum grant award is $3 million per proposal, and DWR will not award more than $6 million per applicant. For this solicitation only the project measures listed will be considered for funding:  Commercial Dishwasher  Commercial Ice Machine  Commercial Steam Cooker  Pre-Rinse Spray Valve  Boiler-less Combination Ovens  Commercial Clothes Washer  Showerheads  Faucets/ Find more information, including how to comment at: http://www.water.ca.gov/waterenergygrant/docs/2016_WE_GL_PSP_040116_PublicReviewDraft.pdf

US9897 Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency (AWCE) Grants: Fostering District/Farmer Partnerships (California) – FY 2016

Due April 26, 2016, The purpose of this program is to improve the efficiency of agricultural water used throughout the state of California, and to help communities build resilience to drought by supporting the modernization of water infrastructure and the efficiency of using scarce water resources, while simultaneously supporting the agricultural economy. Projects are expected to save water, improve water management, create new supplies for agricultural irrigation, improve energy efficiency, and benefit endangered species.http://gn.ecivis.com/GO/gn_grantDetailExt/EMAILUUID/BC25E6EC-D692-4AF4-8314-4581C559CC57

DRAFT 2016 Integrated Regional Water Management Grant Program Guidelines – Comments due April 8, 2016 by 5:00 pm

http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants/docs/p1Guidelines/2016Prop1IRWM_GuidelinesPublicReviewDraft.pdf

DRAFT 2016 Request for Proposals Disadvantaged Community Involvement Integrated Regional Water Management January 2016Comments due April 8, 2016 by 5:00 pm

<http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants/docs/p1DACinvolvement/2016Prop1IRWM_DACI_RFP_PublicReviewDraft.pdfdiv>

EPA Now Accepting Apps for Locally-focused Environmental Education Projects

Through the EE Local Grants Request for Proposals (also known as a solicitation notice), EPA is looking to support locally-focused EE projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues. Projects should promote environmental stewardship and help develop informed, knowledgeable and responsible citizens in the community(-ies) in which the project is located. From this RFP, EPA expects to award up to three grants from each of the EPA’s 10 Regional Offices, for a total of approximately 30 grants nationwide. The award amount for each of these grants will be approximately, but no more than, $91,000. Proposals are due by April 8, 2016. Please refer to the full announcement http://go.usa.gov/cytgJ

CA Financing Coordinating Committee Funding Fairs

The CA FCC is hosting funding fairs throughout the state. Local opportunities include April 13, 2016 in Sacramento and September 14, 2016 in Fresno. For more information see: CFCC Funding Fair Flyer

Bureau of Reclamation Drought Contingency Plan Funding

The Bureau is awarding funding for the development of DC Plans with a ceiling of $200,000 and a required 50% match. The deadline for the applications is April 11, 2016. More information is available at: Drought Contingency Planning Funding

California Water Commission Storage Projects through Prop One

The Commission is calling upon potential project proponents to submit Concept Papers that summarize potential water storage projects and their benefits. This is an effort by the Commission to gather information from potential project proponents regarding projects that may qualify and apply for Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP) public benefit funding. The submittal form is available here: Water Storage Investment Program Concept Paper Solicitation

U.S. EPA Announces More than
82 Million for Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects in California

U.S.EPA announced today, January 27, 2016, that they are providing an additional

82 million in funding to California’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) for projects across California for water quality projects that reduce water pollution, improve municipal drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, projects that increase water and energy efficiency and provide technical assistance to communities. Visit the Region 9 site at: CA State Revolving Fund Proposition One IRWM Draft Guidelines Released The Proposition 1 IRWM Grant Program, administered by DWR, provides funding for projects that help meet the long term water needs of the state, including:

  • To assist water infrastructure systems adapt to climate change;
  • To provide incentives throughout each watershed to collaborate in managing the region’s water resources and setting regional priorities for water infrastructure; and
  • To improve regional water self-reliance, while reducing reliance on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

You can find the draft guidelines at: Draft Prop One IRWM Guidelines Sierra Nevada Conservancy Prop One Grant Due: March 1, 2016 (Pre-Application Required Prior to Full Application) The SNC will focus this grant program on forest health projects that result in multiple
watershed benefits, consistent with the following purposes identified in Proposition 1:
• Implement fuel treatment projects to reduce wildfire risks, protect watersheds
tributary to water storage facilities, and promote watershed health.
• Protect and restore rural and urban watershed health to improve watershed
storage capacity, forest health, protection of life and property, and greenhouse
gas reduction.
• Implement watershed adaptation projects in order to reduce the impacts of
climate changes on California’s communities and ecosystems. More information is available at: SNC Prop One Grant State Water Board Solicitation Workshops for Prop 1 SWGP The State Water Board will be hosting solicitation workshops for the Prop 1 SWGP planning and Round 1 implementation grants. Seating at the workshops is limited so you must RSVP by January 20, 2016 to reserve your seat. Some meetings will be available via WebEx, however instructions will be sent via email through the Lyris email system so be sure you are subscribed to the sw-grant-program account.

For northern and central California, the nearest workshop location will be at the CalEPA Building in Sacramento, on Tuesday, February 9 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (planning workshop) and 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (implementation workshop). (WebEx or attend in person) Please RSVP to:
DFA_Grants@waterboards.ca.gov
Subject Line: Prop 1 SWGP Solicitation Workshop RSVP
In the body of the e-mail, indicate meeting location, date, and time. Healthy Watersheds Consortium-A partnership of the U.S. Endowment and the Environmental Protection Agency The goal of the Healthy Watersheds Consortium Grant Program is to accelerate protection and enhancement of healthy watersheds. 2016 Requests for Proposals are due March 14, 2016. More information can be found at: US. Endowment & E.P.A. WaterSMART: Water and Energy Efficiency Grants for FY 2016 With applications due on January 20, 2016, the Bureau is awarding grants up to

M for projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy and improve energy efficiency, benefit endangered and threatened species, facilitate water markets, or carry out other activities to address climate-related impacts on water or prevent any water-related crisis or conflict. For more information go to: WaterSMART Grant Prop One Solicitation Notices Solicitation Period Listed by Awarding Agency State Water Board, Prop One Funding Opportunities The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will administer Proposition 1 funds for five programs. The estimated implementation schedule for each program and the individual webpages can be found at: State Water Resource Control Board Prop One Funding. You can also subscribe to their email lists, so you will receive periodic updates.

State Water Board, Division of Financial Assistance (DFA)

SWB announces a new “Funding Finder” to assist you in finding the most appropriate funding source for your water quality project. After answering a few simple questions about your project, the “Funding Finder” will provide you with DFA’s currently available funding source(s). http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/applications/index.shtml

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)

RCAC provides under its Household Water Well System Loan Program, low interest loans to low income rural residents to construct, refurbish or replace their household water well system. Applicants must own and occupy the home being improved or be purchasing the home. http://www.rcac.org/press-release/usda-investment-helps-support-homeowners-impacted-by-drought/

DWR Public Scoping Workshop to Discuss the Proposition 1 Integrated Regional Water Management Grant Program.

September 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. CalEPA Building Byron Sher Auditorium 1001 I Street Sacramento, CA 95812

This meeting can be attended in-person or via webcast. During the meeting, questions or comments can be submitted to DWR_IRWM@water.ca.gov. Webcast information and meeting materials will be posted closer to the meeting date.

CALIFORNIA FINANCING COORDINATING COMMITTEE FUNDING FAIRS

The six CFCC member agencies will provide presentations in the morning that will be webcast. A webcast access link will be on the CFCC website at: http://www.cfcc.ca.gov/funding_fairs.htm. The Sacramento Funding Fair will have both member agencies and the following additional funding agencies available to discuss your projects in person throughout the day: Bureau of Indian Affairs, California Conservation Corps, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Energy Commission, California Rural Water Association, Indian Health Service, Natural Resources Agency,Rural Community Assistance Corporation, and the Strategic Growth Council. TURF & TOILETS REBATE PROGRAM The Department of Water Resources, with funding from Proposition 1, has $30 million available for the “Turf and Toilets” rebate program. Of that total, $24 million is available for turf replacement with

2 million targeted toward assisting residents in disadvantaged communities, and $6 million for toilet replacement.

The turf program will offer rebates of up to $2 per square foot of turf, up to $2,000 per household. The toilet program will offer a

00 customer rebate per household for replacing an old toilet with a high-efficiency model.

To partake in the rebate program, go to: http://www.saveourwaterrebates.com/ Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM)2015 Prop 84 Implementation Grant Solicitation DRAFT Guidelines and PSP WATER QUALITY, SUPPLY, AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2014 (Prop. 1): Link to the status of all of the Prop One guidelines: Guidelines for Proposition One Final guidelines Prop One funds available through CA Fish and Wildlife for watershed restoration Prop One CA Fish and Wildlife Watershed Restoration Final guidelines Prop One funds available through Wildlife Conservation Board for stream flow enhancement Prop One Wildlife Conservation Board Stream Flow Enhancement Water Bond 2014 Summary State Water Resources Control Board Division of Financial Assistance (SWRCB) Current Funding Opportunities California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) Current Funding Opportunities State of California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) Prop 1 Notice of Public Meetings Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Prop 1 Grant Program OTHER FUNDING SOURCES: SNC’s Funding Sources and Incentive Programs Webpage Rose Foundation’s Grant Seekers Webpage United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA) Programs and Services Webpage California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund California Energy Commission Grant Program