Urban Flood Protection

Portal ID:
1023
Status:
Closed (77 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

California voters passed the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68) on June 5, 2018, which authorized a competitive grant program for the purpose of multi-benefit projects in urbanized areas to address flooding.

Description:

Projects must address flooding in urbanized areas and provide multiple benefits. Eligible projects shall include, but are not limited to, storm water capture and reuse, planning and implementation of low-impact development, restoration of urban streams and watersheds, and increasing permeable surfaces to help reduce flooding.

At least twenty percent (20%) of program funds shall be allocated for projects serving severely disadvantaged communities.

Unless the project has been identified as serving a disadvantaged community, an entity that receives an award shall be required to provide a match of twenty-five percent (25%).

Projects must be located in an urbanized area, as defined in these guidelines.

Projects must protect persons and property from flood damage. 5. Projects must provide workforce education and training, contractor, and job opportunities for disadvantaged communities, where practicable.

Projects shall include the planning, monitoring, and reporting necessary to ensure successful implementation of the project objectives and be available to the State upon request.

Measurement of greenhouse gas emissions reductions and carbon sequestration associated with the project is required, where practicable.

Projects should include, where feasible:

• Efficient use and conservation of water supplies.

• Use of recycled water. • Storm water capture to reduce storm water runoff, reduce water pollution, or recharge groundwater supplies, or a combination thereof.

• Provision of safe and reliable drinking water supplies to park and open-space visitors.

Grant funds cannot be used to fulfill any mitigation requirements imposed by law.

Grant funds shall not be expended to pay the costs of the design, construction, operation, mitigation, or maintenance of Delta conveyance facilities.

The minimum award for individual projects is $200,000. The maximum award is $6 million.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Eligible applicants include local and state agencies, joint powers authorities, public utilities, mutual water companies, nonprofit organizations, federally-recognized Native American tribes, or nonfederally-recognized California Native American tribes listed on the California Tribal Consultation List maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission.

Eligible Geographies:

Projects must be located in the State of California. At least twenty percent (20%) of program funds shall be allocated for projects serving severely disadvantaged communities.

Matching Funding Requirement:

Unless the project has been identified as serving a disadvantaged community, an entity that receives an award shall be required to provide a match of twenty-five percent (25%)

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
3/31/2020
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
2 years

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$92,500,000
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.
$200,000 – $6,000,000
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.
No
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:

California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68)

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).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Generally, payments will be made on a reimbursement basis. Ten percent (10%) of the amount requested for reimbursement may be retained and issued as a final payment upon project completion. For communities that meet disadvantaged requirements, advances of up to twenty-five percent (25%) of the grant award may be available upon compelling need. No advances will be made for in-house labor costs. Advances will also be made for acquisition projects.

How to Apply

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