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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

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