FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Valley Water announces $100,000 in water conservation mini-grants

Applications now accepted for up to $5,000 per project

Press release from (Santa Clara) Valley Water:

Valley Water has launched a pilot Water Conservation Mini-Grant Program for start-up projects that can help save water. The mini-grants provide up to $5,000 for projects that identify potential water reduction technologies and methods, research new and innovative technologies or conduct educational and outreach opportunities related to water conservation.

The Water Conservation Mini-Grant Program has $100,000 in funding available for applications received through December 31, 2020, or until all available funding is awarded. Entities eligible include local agencies or municipalities, special districts, organized community groups with an established structure, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools, community colleges, and public or nonprofit universities, as well as for-profit organizations.

Applications are now being accepted online, and registration is open for a virtual workshop about the grant award process, eligibility criteria, and minimum qualifications. For workshop registration, please click on the link below:
Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 9-10 a.m.  https://valleywater.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cF1KRNxnS1GPak2vc9_4ng

Projects must demonstrate matching funds of at least 25% of the total project cost (monetary or in-kind) to be eligible for funding. This grant funding is part of the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program approved by voters in 2012 to allow Valley Water to reinvest into the community for meaningful projects.

For more information about the grant award process, eligibility criteria, minimum qualifications and how to apply, visit valleywater.org/grants or contact grants@valleywater.org

About Valley WaterValley Water manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County’s nearly 2 million residents. Valley Water effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 275 miles of streams. We provide wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to homes and businesses in Santa Clara County.

 

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