Site Cleanup Subaccount Program

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Active (14 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:



The Site Cleanup Subaccount Program (SCAP) is a non‐competitive funding program established by Health & Safety Code Section 25299.50.6 in 2014.  It allows the State Water Resources Control Board to issue grants for reasonable and necessary costs associated with projects that remediate the harm or threat of harm to human health, safety, or the environment caused by existing or threatened surface or groundwater contamination.


SCOPE:  Grants to remediate the harm or threat of harm from surface or groundwater contamination by human-made contaminants. ELIGIBILITY:  A regulatory agency has issued a directive (unless this is infeasible); and the responsible party lacks financial resources needed to comply with the directive. PRIORITIES:  Significant threat to human health or the environment; small or disadvantaged community impact; lack of other sources of funds; cost and environmental benefit of project; other considerations. LIMITS ON APPLICATION SUBMISSION:  One applicant per site. APPLICATION PROCESS:  Accepted continuously online, through FAAST. PAST GRANT AMOUNTS:  Range from $95,000 to $3,400,000. NUMBER OF AWARDS AS OF JUNE 2020: 75 KEYWORDS:  Site cleanup, remediation, site investigation, groundwater, vapor intrusion

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Individual
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Applicants must document financial need.

Eligible Geographies:


Matching Funding Requirement:

Not Applicable

Important Dates

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

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
See Notes Below
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.
65 – 85
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.
$800,000 – $3,500,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Yes ( see Description for details )
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.

Available Funding Notes:

Up to $34,000,000 annually

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
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)

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Craig Sanchez, 1-916-776-3063,