GRANTS & PROJECTS

Formal Call for Prop 1 Round 2 Bay Area IRWM Projects

Formal Call For Projects: Prop 1 Round 2 IRWM Implementation Funding from Department of Water Resources

The Bay Area IRWM Coordinating Committee is formally seeking project proposals for Prop 1 IRWM Round 2 Implementation Funding. The IRWM Implementation Grant Program provides funding for implementation projects that meet the intent of Proposition 1, Chapter 7.

Additional Information:

  • Bay Area funding for Round 2 is $22,750,000 available for Implementation Projects and $6,500,000 available for Disadvantaged Community (DAC) Implementation Projects. DAC Implementation Projects must provide at least 75% of their primary benefit to a DAC. See Appendix E of the 2022 Guidelines for information on how to determine if a community is a DAC.
  • The Coordinating Committee is seeking submittals that demonstrate multiple benefits and enhance opportunities for regional cooperation within the region's four functional areas (water supply/water quality, wastewater/recycled water, flood protection/stormwater and watershed) and subregions.
  • Refer to DWR's Grant Proposal Solicitation Package(PSP) for more details on grant eligibility.

Tentative Process

  • August 12, 2022: Formal call for projects; project application materials available here
  • August and September: Two project solicitation workshops will be held (dates tbd)
  • October 10, 2022: Project applications due; application materials can be submitted here
  • November 21, 2022: Project Screening Committee will finalize rankings
  • December 5, 2022: Project Screening Committee makes recommendations to Coordinating Committee for approval of project list for regional application to the DWR
  • December 2022 - January 2023: Coordinating Committee and San Francisco Estuary Partnership (regional grants manager) work with project proponents to submit all required materials
  • February 1, 2023: Deadline for regional application to DWR
  • Spring 2023: DWR reviews regional grant application, executes agreement with San Francisco Estuary Partnership and awards grant funding
  • Spring - Summer 2023: Sub-agreements are executed with Local Project Sponsors

Application materials may be found here

GRANTS & PROJECTS, Uncategorized

Optional Prop 1 Implementation 1st Call for Projects Due November 16, 2018

Prop 1 Implementation Project Summary Form

The Bay Area IRWM Coordinating Committee (CC) is soliciting projects for the region’s response to a forthcoming draft Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for Prop 1 IRWM Implementation funding. This optional first solicitation is intended to solicit general interest, provide an opportunity for feedback, and facilitate increased regional collaboration. It will be followed by a request for more detailed formal project submittals after the final PSP has been issued by DWR (anticipated December 2018).

  • Bay Area funding allotment for Prop 1 Implementation: $47,450,000 (split between 2 or more rounds)
  • 10% of implementation funds will go to disadvantaged communities and/or Tribes
  • Smaller projects should consider consolidating with other similar projects.
  • The CC reserves the right to ask projects to bundle or consider a phased approach to funding.
  • The CC is seeking submittals that can demonstrate benefits and enhance opportunities for regional cooperation within the region’s four functional areas and sub-regions.

Tentative process is as follows:

  • CC solicits general interest from the region through the attached form.
  • DWR releases draft PSP. (45 day public comment period ensues)
  • CC (or subcommittee) notifies project proponents of suggested modifications/actions (if needed).
  • DWR releases final PSP.
  • CC requests formal project submittals with additional detail and info.
  • CC screens and scores projects.
  • CC makes decision on which projects to fund. CC meets with DWR for funding workshop.
  • CC submits grant application.

Next steps for interested parties:

  • Download the Prop 1 Implementation Project Summary Form and submit via the “Submit Form” button. After submitting, you will receive a confirmation email from Robyn Navarra. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please email the form directly to Robyn at rnavarra@zone7water.com.
  • The CC (or subcommittee) will review and respond if there are areas needing further clarification or improvement.
  • Deadline to submit form: Close of business, November 16, 2018