Financial Assistance Programs - Grants and Loans

Proposition 1 - Small Community Wastewater

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Proposition 1 (Prop 1) or the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Assembly Bill 1471, Rendon) authorized $7.545 billion in general obligation bonds for water projects including surface and groundwater storage, ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration, and drinking water protection. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will administer Prop 1 funds for five programs: wastewater, water recycling, drinking water, stormwater, and groundwater. The implementation schedule for each program will vary.

Section 79723 of Prop 1 allocates $260 million to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Small Community Grant (SCG) Fund. The State Water Board has an annual SCG appropriation of $8 million dollars, which is administered consistent with the CWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP), and the CWSRF Policy. The Prop 1 funds will supplement existing SCG authority. Administering these funds as a part of the CWSRF Program allows grant funds to be easily leveraged with low-interest financing available through the CWSRF Program. CWSRF applications are accepted on a continuous basis, and eligible projects are funded as applications are completed and approved.

State Fiscal Year 2016-17 CWSRF IUP

The CWSRF IUP is generally updated on an annual basis. The State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2016-2017 CWSRF IUP was adopted by the State Water Board on June 21, 2016, and serves as the current guidelines for Proposition 1 Small Community Wastewater grants. Information relating to grant eligibility and funding maximums is in Tables 4a through 4d.


Program Updates and Other Resources

Subscribe online to receive updates by email on the CWSRF Program. See the "Financial Assistance (Grants & Loans)" section.

See also the Office of Sustainable Water Solutions webpage for helpful resources, including bimonthly newsletters and information about available technical assistance for small disadvantaged communities

Questions or Comments?

  • Mehreen Siddiqui
    Senior Water Resource Control Engineer
    Division of Financial Assistance
    Office of Sustainable Water Solutions
    (916) 322-9683