FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Watershed management, Water quality, Nonpoint source grant program

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase II

From the Bureau of Reclamation:

The Bureau of Reclamation has published a funding opportunity for the WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Phase II.

Established watershed management groups may apply to this funding opportunity to implement on-the-ground watershed management projects. Eligible projects may address critical water supply needs, water quality concerns, or restoration needs, helping water users meet competing demands and avoid conflicts over water.

Applicants may request up to $300,000 for projects to be completed within two years. A 50% non-federal cost share is required. Applications are due on Nov. 17, 2020

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: NRCS Announces 2021 Priority Planning Watershed Areas for Water Quality

From the Natural Resources Conservation Service:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has named five priority watershed areas to help agricultural producers improve water quality across California. Producers in these targeted watersheds will receive focused financial and technical resources through NRCS’s successful landscape-level water-quality efforts, the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).

“We see a positive impact – both here in California and across the country – when we partner with producers to deliver conservation practices to critical watersheds,” said Carlos Suarez, NRCS state conservationist in California. “These focused partnerships allow us to maximize the delivery of our conservation efforts and achieve greater improvements to water quality, which benefits the participating producers, the public, and our nation’s natural resources.”

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2021 Nonpoint Source Grant Program

From the State Water Resources Control Board:

This is a request for proposals for the 2021 Nonpoint Source (NPS) Grant Program – Clean Water Act section 319(h). The 2021 Nonpoint Source Grant Program Guidelines (Guidelines) are posted on the NPS Grant Program website (https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/nps/319grants.html). The Guidelines describe program preferences, eligibility requirements, application process and instructions, project selection criteria, and the grant award process.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2020 California Financing Coordinating Committee Virtual Funding Fair

The California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) is pleased to invite you to attend a free virtual funding fair on October 22, 2020 (see attached flyer for more information). The funding fair will provide the opportunity to learn more about available grant, loan and bond financing options for infrastructure projects from federal, state, and local agencies.

 Representatives from water industry professionals, public works, local governments, and California Native American Tribes should attend. This includes city managers and planners, economic development and engineering professionals, officials from privately owned facilities, water and irrigation district managers, financial advisors, and project consultants.

We look forward to your attendance at the virtual funding fair. For more information about CFCCC, please visit the website at www.cfcc.ca.gov. 

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