San Joaquin River Water Quality Grant Program

Departmental Grant ID:
75029(a)
Portal ID:
1020
Status:
Closed (3 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

This Grant Program provides funding for implementation projects that will improve water quality in the San Joaquin River and the Delta. The program targets subsurface agricultural drainage water from the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, an area of primary concern for protecting the water quality of the San Joaquin River.

 

Description:

The funding disbursed through this Grant Program is intended to support projects that will result in direct, measurable water quality improvements to the San Joaquin River by reducing or eliminating discharges of subsurface agricultural drainage. Previous studies suggest that source control, drainage reuse, evaporation and disposal systems, land retirement, groundwater management, and institutional changes are all used in the management of subsurface drainage and drainage-related problems on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley.

Eligible projects include those that reduce or eliminate discharges of subsurface agricultural drain water from the west side of the San Joaquin Valley for the purpose of improving water quality in the San Joaquin River and the Delta.4 PRC §75029(a) specifies that the reduction or elimination of subsurface agricultural drainage to the San Joaquin River should result in the reduction or elimination of salt, dissolved organic carbon, pesticides, pathogens, and other pollutants. Eligible proposals must include projects that will provide a public benefit (PRC §75004) and that will satisfy all other requirements of these Guidelines and PSP.

Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, those that use drainage collection systems and water treatment technologies to reduce or eliminate drainage to the San Joaquin River from west side irrigators. Projects involving reuse of collected subsurface drainage water, water treatment projects targeting salinity and other constituent reduction, and implementation of BMPs may also be evaluated. Other types of eligible projects that meet the objectives of the prior paragraph will also be considered.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Eligible grant recipients are local agencies which have an eligible proposal/project(s) that will provide public benefit (PRC §75004) and which satisfy all other requirements of these guidelines, including but not limited to, minimum cost share requirements.

Eligible Geographies:

PRC § 75029 requires that funds will be available for eligible projects that improve water quality in the Delta, the San Joaquin River, and the Sacramento River.  DWR interprets this to mean the legal Delta, the San Joaquin River and tributary watershed downstream of major dams, and the Sacramento River and tributary watershed downstream of major dams.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
June 2016
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
3 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$36,600,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
25%
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Proposition 84 (Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006; Cal. Pub. Res. Code sections 75076 et seq.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Reimbursements for invoices

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Kandasamy Naventhan, 1-559-230-3379, kandasamy.naventhan@water.ca.gov