Proposition 1 authorizes $720 million to the State Water Board to provide competitive grants for projects that prevent or clean up contamination of groundwater that serves or has served as a source of drinking water (California Water Code § 79771). The Proposition 1 GWGP Funding Guidelines, which were initially adopted by the State Water Board on May 18, 2016, and amended on December 19, 2017, outline the process to solicit applications, criteria to evaluate and select eligible proposals, and requirements that apply to funded projects.
Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) staff have proposed amendments to clarify eligibility requirements and funding maximums for drinking water treatment and wastewater projects that benefit disadvantaged communities (DACs), and to broaden the types of wastewater projects that can qualify. These changes are intended to maximize utilization of existing DAC set-aside funds for beneficial projects.
Written comments should be submitted as early as possible to ensure thorough staff analysis, and must be received by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 4, 2021.