Financial Assistance Programs - Grants and Loans
SMALL COMMUNITY GROUNDWATER GRANT PROGRAM
- The State Water Board has committed $9.5 million in grant
funds to assist small communities in complying with the new federal arsenic standard
for drinking water. See "Funded Projects" (below) for details.
- Final Competitive Project List -
The State Water Resources Control Board approved the final Competitive Project List (CPL) for the Small Community Groundwater Grant program at its November 16th board meeting. Thirty-eight (38) eligible pre-applications were received, requesting $40,673,988 in funds from the Small Community Groundwater Grant Program. This program has $9.5 million in funds available. The State Water Board and Department of Health Services staffs have reviewed the pre-applications, and projects have been placed into one of three ranks on the Competitive Project List (CPL). Upon adoption of the CPL, applicants for projects in Rank 1 will be invited to submit detailed applications.
- The State Water Resources Control Board considered the Draft Competitive Project List for the Small Community Groundwater Grant Program at its November 16th Board Meeting.
|Eligible Applicants:||Local public agencies and nonprofit organizations that serve small communities (fewer than 20,000 persons) with a financial hardship and a polluted groundwater supply.|
|Eligible Project Types:||Projects where the existing groundwater supply exceeds maximum contaminant levels, particularly for arsenic or nitrate|
|Fund Source:||Proposition 40|
|Loans or Grants:||$100,000 to $2,000,000 Grants|
|Applications:||No longer accepting applications|
- Final CPL
- Line Item Budget
- Sample Resolution
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Process Flowchart
- Public Resources Code Section 30950
- Public Resources Code Section 5096-650
- Census Web Site for Determining Median Household Income
- Environmental Review Guidelines
- Solicitation Notice
The State Water Board received 38 eligible pre-applications, requesting $40,673,988 in funds from the Small Community Groundwater Grant Program. The State Water Board adopted a Competitive Project List (CPL) for this program on November 16, 2005. There were 11 projects totaling $14.9 million in Rank 1 on the CPL. The total available funding under this program was $9.5M. Funding Commitments were made for projects in Rank 1 of the CPL based on the applicants’ readiness-to-proceed and the timely submittal of completed applications.
State Water Board staff will work with successful applicants to develop grant agreements for implementation of these projects.
The following projects received Funding Commitments:
|City of Corcoran (PIN 7288)||$2,000,000|
|Lost Hills Utility Dist. (PIN 7286)||$1,500,000|
|Riverdale Public Utility District (PIN 8244)||$1,198,566|
|Armona Community Services District (PIN 8464)||$1,110,000|
|City of Live Oak (PIN 8106)||$2,000,000|
|Home Garden Community Services District (PIN 8306)||$1,691,434|
(Page last updated 6/14/18)
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