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Water Boards: Financial Assistance Programs - Grants and Loans

Financial Assistance Programs – Grants and Loans

PROPOSITION 50

Water Quality, Supply and Safe Drinking Water Projects. Coastal Wetlands Purchase and Protection. Bonds. Initiative Statute.

  • Authorizes $3,440,000,000 general obligation bonds to fund a variety of water projects, including:
    • Specified CALFED Bay-Delta Program projects including urban and agricultural water use efficiency projects;
    • Grants and loans to reduce Colorado River water use;
    • Purchasing, protecting and restoring coastal wetlands near urban areas;
    • Competitive grants for water management and quality improvement projects;
    • Development of river parkways;
    • Improved security for state, local and regional water systems;
    • Grants for desalination and drinking water disinfection.
  • Appropriates money from state General Fund to pay off bonds.

Click here for more the full text of Proposition 50. Assembly bills AB1747, SB278, and SB1049 clarify some of the Proposition 50 requirements. The individual chapters for Proposition 50 are below.

Chapter Title Section
1. GENERAL PROVISIONS 79500-79509
2. THE WATER SECURITY, CLEAN DRINKING WATER, COASTAL AND BEACH PROTECTION FUND OF 2002 79510-79512
3. WATER SECURITY 79520-79522
4. SAFE DRINKING WATER 79530-79534
5. CLEAN WATER AND WATER QUALITY 79540-79544
6. CONTAMINANT AND SALT REMOVAL TECHNOLOGIES 79545-79547.2
7. CALFED BAY-DELTA PROGRAM 79550-79555
8. INTEGRATED REGIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT 79560-79565
9. COLORADO RIVER 79567-79568
10. COASTAL WATERSHED AND WETLAND PROTECTION 79570-79573
10.5. REPORTING 79575
11. FISCAL PROVISIONS 79580-79590

The Division of Financial Assistance will adminster the following Proposition 50 funded programs:
Proposition 40 & 50 Funding Timelines