Backup Generator Funding Program
Application for initial round of funding will be by invitation only. Priority for funding is based on a combination of (1) probability to experience power shutoffs and (2) level of impact on critical water services during a power shutoff. The Division is working closely with regulatory agencies to establish the Potential Priority List to include community water systems that are preliminarily identified as Priority 1 or 2. CRWA and RCAC will conduct outreach and invite systems on the Potential Priority List to submit an application for backup generator funding. List may be updated through the application period.
Application is open from October 18, 2021 to January 19, 2022.
The submitted applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Division will make the final decision on priority category and approval for funding. Priority 1 systems will be approved for funding in the order that applications are received. If there is uncommitted funding after the application period, funding will be open to the identified Priority 2 systems.
Once the Division approves funding for a system, CRWA and RCAC will work with the system to cover all tasks related to generator installation, including selecting an appropriate type of generator(s), completing plans and specifications (if applicable), acquiring permits, purchasing and installing the generator, and providing training and maintenance support (including purchasing manufacturer warranty).
For general information and questions, please contact: