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The Site Cleanup Subaccount Program (SCAP) is a funding program established by Senate Bill (SB) 445 (Hill, 2014), allowing the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to issue grants for projects that remediate the harm or threat of harm to human health, safety, or the environment caused by existing or threatened surface water or groundwater contamination.

Eligible projects include:

  • Remediate the harm or threat of harm to human health, safety, and the environment from surface water or groundwater contamination
  • Human-made contaminants
  • A regulatory agency has issued a directive (unless this is infeasible)
  • The responsible party lacks financial resources
  • Projects may include site characterization, source identification, or implementation of cleanup

Priorities include:

  • Significant threat to human health or the environment
  • Disadvantaged or small community impact
  • Cost and environmental benefit of project
  • Lack of availability of other sources of funds
  • Other State Water Board considerations
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

Applicants with eligible projects.

Due Date Notes

Continuous Pre-Application process – no deadlines.

Max Award
Match Required?
State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board)
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes

There are no funding request limits. See here for a funded projects list. 

Further Information

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