FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Call for projects for LA’s Safe, Clean Water Program (SCW Program)

The Safe, Clean Water Program (SCW Program) is excited to announce the Fiscal Year 2020-21 and 2021-22 Regional call for projects.

Fifty percent of the annual Special Parcel Tax revenue will be allocated to regional watershed-based Projects, Project concepts and Scientific Studies as described below.

Definitions for all capitalized terms can be found here.

Eligible Projects

This call for projects solicits applications in three categories:

Infrastructure Program

Applications to fund a Multi-Benefit Infrastructure Project that has a completed Feasibility Study. Any small and medium scale, community level Projects are encouraged to be bundled by the applicants to promote efficiency, achieve economies of scale, and advance local hire and job training goals. Multi-Benefit Projects that prioritize nature-based solutions and provide Disadvantaged Community (DAC) Benefits are highly encouraged. See the Feasibility Study Guidelines for requirements of a complete Feasibility Study. Funding can be pursued for any eligible project stage, including on-going operation and maintenance (regardless of whether the Project was constructed under the SCW Program).

Technical Resources Program

Applications to fund the development of a Multi-Benefit Project concept into a Feasibility Study. Applicants must submit a letter of non-objection from the municipality in which the Project concept is being proposed.

Scientific Studies Program

Applications to fund a scientific study related to increasing Stormwater or Urban Runoff capture and/or reducing Stormwater or Urban Runoff Pollution.

SCW Program eligible and ineligible expenditures are described in the Los Angeles County Flood Control District Code, Sections 16.05.A.2 and 16.05.A.3., respectively. Only projects meeting these requirements will be considered for Regional Program funds.

Stormwater Investment Plans & Project Selection

Nine Watershed Area Steering Committees (WASCs), each comprised of representatives from cities, agencies, and community stakeholders, will review proposed projects and develop an annual Stormwater Investment Plan (SIP) for their Watershed Area that identifies recommendations for funding under the 3 regional subprograms – the Infrastructure, Technical Resources, and Scientific Studies Programs. Recommended Projects included in SIPs will also be reviewed by a Scoring Committee and ultimately a Regional Oversight Committee for recommendation to the Board of Supervisors.

The review and recommendation process by the governing committees is described in Los Angeles County Flood Control District Code Section 18.07 and the Operating Guidelines for the Watershed Area Steering Committees, Scoring Committee, and Regional Oversight Committee.

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