FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Request for LOIs for local or regional programs to support O&M for Disadvantaged Community drinking water systems

From the State Water Board:

The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (commonly referred to as Proposition (Prop) 68), Chapter 11.1 Groundwater Sustainability (Chapter 11.1), allocates $80 million for grants for treatment and remediation activities that prevent or reduce contamination of groundwater that serves as a source of drinking water.

After completing two solicitations for the Prop 68 Groundwater Treatment and Remediation Grant Program, approximately $27.5millionremains uncommitted, $8.5million of which is reserved for severely disadvantaged communities (SDACs).To utilize these remaining funds and to help meet the significant needs of DACsacross California, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted a resolution on August 18, 2020, making these funds available for DAC drinking water projects that treat contaminated groundwater for direct potable use, without necessarily remediating the aquifer.

This includes funding for noncapital needs, such as O&M1. The State Water Board’s Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) is soliciting Letters of Interest from qualified parties interested in receiving a grant to administer a program to fund eligible O&M costs for multiple eligible DAC water systems on a local or regional basis, over a period of three to five years.

Read/download full notice below.

LOI Prop 68 DAC

 

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