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Storm Water Grant Program (SWGP) - Proposition 1 (Prop 1)

Prop 1 SWGP Background

Prop 1 (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 Board will administer Prop 1 funds for five programs. Of the $7.545 billion, Prop 1 (Section 79747) provides $200 million in grant funds for multi-benefit storm water management projects.

Water Code section 79747 identifies funds available for multi-benefit storm water management projects which may include, but shall not be limited to: green infrastructure, rainwater and storm water capture projects and storm water treatment facilities. Storm Water Resource Plans, or functionally equivalent plan(s), are required to obtain grant funds for storm water and dry weather capture projects.

Announcements | Funding Information | Funded Projects | Storm Water Resource Plan and Concurrence Review Process | Implementation Grant Proposal Templates | Reference Material | Contact Information

Announcements

Funding Information

Eligible Applicants:

Public agencies, nonprofit organizations, public utilities, federally recognized Indian tribes, state Indian tribes listed on Native American Heritage Commission's California Tribal Consultation List, and mutual water companies.

Eligible Project Types:

Planning - Development of Storm Water Resource Plans (SWRPs) that meet the requirements of Water Code section 10562 and the SWRP Guidelines, and project-specific planning projects. Applications for SWRPs and project-specific planning projects were only solicited for Round 1.

Implementation - Multi-benefit storm water management projects which may include, but shall not be limited to, green infrastructure, rainwater and storm water capture projects and storm water treatment facilities.

Funding Available:

Planning Grants: ~$10 million awarded
Round 1 Implementation Grants: ~$80 million awarded
Round 2 Implementation Grants: ~$90 million available

Funding Source:

Proposition 1

Loans or Grants:

Grants

Application Solicitation Period:

Planning and Implementation Round 1: CLOSED
Implementation Round 2: Summer 2019

Program Guidelines:

Storm Water Resource Plan Guidelines (adopted on December 15, 2015 - Resolution No. 2015-0077)
Storm Water Grant Program Guidelines (adopted on December 15, 2015 - Resolution No. 2015-0076)

Funded Projects

The State Water Board’s Division of Financial Assistance's (Division's) Deputy Director approved the Funding List for the SWGP's Prop 1 Planning Grant solicitation on June 30, 2016.

The Funding List for the Prop 1 (Round 1) Implementation Grant solicitation was approved by the Division's Deputy Director on December 1, 2016.

The Revised Funding List for Prop 1 (Round 1) Implementation Grant solicitation was approved by the Division's Deputy Director on August 28, 2018

Storm Water Resource Plans and Concurrence Review Process

For information related to the Storm Water Resource Plans (SWRPs) visit the SWRP webpage. The SWRP web page also includes a list of SWRPs and FE-SWRPs that the State Water Board’s Division of Financial Assistance has reviewed and concurred with.

 

Implementation Grant Proposal Templates


Reference Materials

Prop 1 SWGP Planning post grant award webinar was held on September 9, 2016. The webinar discussed the Agreement Negotiation Process, Scope of Work and Budget, Agreement Execution Process, CEQA, and Timeline. To view the recorded webinar video and the PowerPoint presentation see the links below.

Sacramento State Office of Water Programs designed a California Phase II LID Sizing Tool through a Prop 84 SWGP Planning Grant. The Sizing Tool can be used to assist in selecting and sizing LID BMPs that meet the sizing requirements in the statewide Phase II MS4 permit.

The International Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Database project website features a database of over 530 BMP studies, performance analysis results, tools for use in BMP performance studies, monitoring guidance and other study-related publications.

Contact Information

For general inquiries, contact us at: swgp@waterboards.ca.gov

Daman Badyal, P.E.
Senior Water Resources Control Engineer
Storm Water Grant Program
Damanvir.Badyal@waterboards.ca.gov
(916) 319-9436

Division of Financial Assistance
Storm Water Grant Program
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 944212
Sacramento, CA 94244-2120

letter  Sign up for the Storm Water Grant Program email list ("Financial Assistance" section).

 

  (Page last updated 10/18/18)