Financial Assistance Programs - Grants and Loans

Pesticide Research and Investigation of Source and Mitigation (PRISM) Grant Program

On March 7, 2000, voters approved Proposition 13, the Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection and Flood Protection Bond Act. The PRISM Grant Program, authorized by Section 79117 of the Water Code, provides a total of $10 million for funding competitive grants. These funds are made available as follows:

(1) Two million dollars ($2,000,000) for research and source identification.
(2) Eight million dollars ($8,000,000) for mitigation measures to protect water quality from potential adverse effects of pesticides.

PRISM grants can be used to fund urban pesticide pollution projects, work related to the regulation of aquatic pesticide use and agricultural wastewater discharges, and other pesticide pollution projects related to water quality.

Funding Information

Eligible Applicants: Local Public Agencies or Nonprofit Organizations with members directly benefiting from the project
Eligible Project Types: PRISM grants can be used to fund urban pesticide pollution projects, work related to the regulation of aquatic pesticide use and agricultural wastewater discharges, and other pesticide pollution projects related to water quality.
Funding Available: $0
Fund Source: Proposition 13
Loans or Grants: Grants
Applications: No longer accepting applications

Contact Information

Wendy Westerman Email: wwesterman@waterboards.ca.gov
Grants and Contracts Administration
(916) 341-5794

Reference Materials

Funded Projects

  (Page last updated 6/14/18)