Category/Topic
Environment
State or Federal?
State
Summary
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:
a. Permitting;
b. Monitoring;
c. Reporting;
d. Utility bills;
e. Chemicals;
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.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations
Eligibility Notes
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
Max Award
$20,000,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$20,000,000
Match Required?
Yes
Match Notes
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.
Funder
California State Water Resources Control Board
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$74,000,000
Competition Notes
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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