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Financial Assistance Programs – Grants and LoansProposition 84 Stormwater Grant Program
Proposition 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Prop 84), was approved by California voters in the general election on November 7, 2006. Prop 84 provided funds to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) $82 million for matching grants to local public agencies for the reduction and prevention of stormwater (SW) contamination of rivers, lakes, and streams (Public Resources Code [PRC] § 75050[m]). After bond and program administration costs, approximately $82 million was made available for grant projects.
Assembly Bill (AB) 739 (Statues 2007, Chapter 610) further defined the SW provisions of Prop 84 and required the development of project selection and evaluation guidelines through additions to the PRC, Water Code, and Government Code. Water Code § 13383.8 required the State Water Board to appoint a Stormwater Advisory Task Force (SWATF) to provide advice to the State Water Board on its SW management program including program priorities, funding criteria, and project selection. In February 2008, the State Water Board appointed 15 SWATF members with expertise in water quality and stormwater management. The SWATF members included representatives from public agencies, the regulated community, nonprofit organizations, and industry. The SWATF members and Regional Water Board staff provided advice to the State Water Board staff on the development of the Stormwater Grant Program (SWGP) and the 2009 Guidelines used to solicit and select projects for funding.
In addition to the $82 million in funding through Prop 84, the SWGP was able to use approximately $5.5 million in grants using Proposition 40 Urban Stormwater. Twenty-four implementation projects totaling approximately $39.7 million and 18 planning and monitoring grants totaling approximately $8.9 million were awarded during the Round 1 solicitation. Twenty-seven implementation projects totaling approximately $38.7 million were awarded during the Round 2 solicitation. The Prop 40 funds were used to partially fund the Round 2 projects.
|Eligible Applicants:||Local Public Agencies|
|Eligible Project Types:||Projects designed to reduce and prevent stormwater contamination of rivers, lakes, and streams.|
|Funding Available:||Funding is fully committed.|
|Funding Source:||Proposition 84|
|Loans or Grants:||Grants|
|Applications:||Planning and Monitoring: Awarded
Round 1: Awarded
Round 2: Awarded
The State Water Board adopted the Round 1 SWGP Guidelines on February 17, 2009. These Guidelines established the process and criteria that the State Water Board used to solicit applications, evaluate and select proposals, and award grants for the Prop 84 SWGP.
The State Water Board approved the Recommended Funding List for the Round 1 Planning and Monitoring Grants on July 17, 2012.
The State Water Board approved the Recommended Funding List and Conditionally Approved Funding List for the Round 1 Implementation Grants on October 3, 2012. The List for the Round 1 Implementation Grants was amended on December 4, 2012 providing clarification on the City of Anaheim's project. The Conditionally Approved applicants were required to submit additional information prior to being approved for funding. Staff reviewed the additional information provided and submitted their recommendation to the Deputy Director of the Division of Financial Assistance. The Deputy Director approved staff's recommendations on December 20, 2012.
The State Water Board adopted the Round 2 SWGP Guidelines on August 20, 2013. These Guidelines established the process and criteria that the State Water Board used to solicit applications, evaluate and select proposals, and award grants for the Prop 84 SWGP.
The Guidelines gave authority for approving the recommended funding list to the Executive Director of the State Water Board. The Executive Director approved the Recommended Funding List on May 15, 2014.
Division of Financial Assistance
- State Water Board's Drought Response Outreach Program for Schools (DROPS) website
- State Water Board's General Industrial Permit Order 97-03-DWQ
- State Water Board's General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water Associated with Construction Activities (Order 2009-0009-DWQ)
- The State Water Board issued two General Permits (listed above) to address most of the industrial facilities and construction sites within California. The State Water Board issued two state-wide Municipal Permits (the CalTrans MS4 Permit and the Phase II MS4 Permit). A number of Regional Water Boards adopted individual stormwater permits. Access the Storm Water program's website.
- Time Lapse video of the City of Santa Barbara's Prop 84 SWGP LID Stormwater Infiltration Project – Oak Park Parking Lot
- U.S. EPA Green Infrastructure Management Homepage
- U.S. EPA Stormwater Homepage
- U.S. EPA NPDES Wastewater & Stormwater Permits for Region 9
- USEPA Low Impact Development (LID) "Barrier Busters" Fact Sheet Series
- See older reference material on the Archive page.
- Proposition 84 SWGP Round 1 Funding List and R1 Award Summary Sheet
- Proposition 84 SWGP Round 2 Funding List and R2 Award Summary Sheet
- Full project descriptions can be found on the FAAST Public Search Tool