State or Federal?
The Orphan Site Cleanup Fund (OSCF) is a grant program within the Division of Financial Assistance. The OSCF Program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants for the cleanup of sites contaminated by leaking petroleum underground storage tanks (USTs) where there is no financially responsible party, and the applicant is not an eligible claimant to the UST Cleanup Fund.

OSCF grants are available for site assessment and cleanup. Assessment grants provide funding for response actions that characterize, assess, and investigate an unauthorized release from a petroleum UST. Cleanup grants provide funding for response actions that carry out cleanup activities and include implementing a corrective action plan and verification monitoring.
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, K-12 School Districts, K-12 Schools, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligibility is not limited by organization type. See the link to further information for specific eligibility requirements including that the grantee is not also eligible for the UST Cleanup Fund.
Due Date Notes
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. All eligible applicants are placed on the OSCF Priority List based on the date the application was received. Grant funding is based on availability of funds.
Max Award
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
Match Required?
California Environmental Protection Agency, State Water Resources Control Board
Competition Notes
Priority of applications will be based on the date the application is received. If sufficient funding is not available, a priority score will be calculated to rank the applications based on priority points:

Water quality - 40 points
Environmental justice - 30 points
Smart growth - 30 points

See page 10 of the application instructions for further details.
Further Information
Lola Barbra (Manager)
(916) 341-5009
Link to Further Information
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