|State or Federal?|
Prop 68 Groundwater Treatment and Remediation Grant Program provides grants for treatment and remediation activities that prevent or reduce the contamination of groundwater that serves as a source of drinking water.
Contaminants Projects must address contamination in groundwater that serves as a source of drinking water. Only those projects addressing contaminants resulting from a discharge of waste and causing contamination will be funded by the Groundwater Treatment and Remediation Grant Program.
Operations and Maintenance Projects: Costs eligible for funding generally include required O&M costs for existing treatment and remediation systems that prevent or reduce contamination of groundwater that serves as a source of drinking water, including but not limited to:
d. Utility bills;
f. Replacement or changeout of existing equipment;
g. Plant operator.
The types of treatment systems that may qualify for O&M funding include, but are not limited to:
a. Wellhead treatment;
b. Extraction and treatment systems;
c. Centralized groundwater treatment systems;
d. Source area cleanup.
Capital Improvement Projects
It is expected that proposals will primarily consist of requests to fund O&M at existing facilities. New infrastructure projects (e.g., wellhead treatment, installation of extraction and treatment systems, etc.) will generally be directed to the Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program, with one potential exception: project proposals that include relatively small-scale capital improvements that will reduce long-term O&M costs. These capital improvements will be considered for funding through the Groundwater Treatment and Remediation Grant Program if an applicant can demonstrate that that the resulting reduction in O&M costs over the useful life of the improvement exceeds the proposed capital cost.
|Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations|
|Public utilities, and mutual water companies|
|Most Recent/Current Due Date|
|Jan 24, 2020|
|Due Date Notes|
|Funding Webinar: December 2, 2019 from 1:00 -2:00 pm|
|Total Possible Multi-Year Award|
|The applicant is required to provide a minimum local cost share (“match funds”) of fifty (50) percent of the total project cost. Match funds may include, but are not limited to: federal grants and loans, local and private funding, donated and volunteer services; or “in-kind” services provided by the applicant.|
|California State Water Resources Control Board|
|Total Amount Available for All Grants|
Eligible Operations and Maintenance Activities
Minimum Per Project: $500,000
Minimum Per Applicant: N/A
Maximum Per Project: $5,000,000
Maximum Per Applicant: $20,000,000
Additional for Eligible Capital Improvements (to Reduce Life Cycle Costs)
Minimum Per Project: N/A
Minimum Per Applicant: N/A
Maximum Per Project: $2,000,000
Maximum Per Applicant: $5,000,000
The State Water Board is setting aside $16 million for projects serving severely disadvantaged communities (SDACs).
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