Water Recycling Funding Program (WRFP) – Planning Grant

Portal ID:
1005
Status:
Active
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

The Water Recycling Funding Program (WRFP) promotes the beneficial use of treated municipal wastewater (water recycling) in order to augment or offset fresh water supplies in California. The purpose of the WRFP Planning Grant is to encourage Local Public Agencies to investigate the feasibility of recycling wastewater and assist them with completing planning for water recycling projects by supplementing local funds.

Description:

The WRFP Planning Grant will generally cover 50 percent of the planning costs to develop a recycled water feasibility study. Generally, all costs necessary to determine the feasibility of using recycled water and to select an alternative to offset or augment the use of fresh/potable water from state or local supplies may be eligible for the planning grant. The maximum grant amount is established by the State Water Board in the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Intended Use Plan, or as otherwise limited by the State Water Board. A disadvantaged community (DAC) or severely disadvantaged community (SDAC) may receive 100 percent of the eligible planning costs up to the maximum established by the State Water Board. The grant maximum has been $150,000 in previous years. Applications for WRFP Planning Grants are accepted continuously and there is ample funding available. Applicants should submit an application including a Plan of Study, which will be used to determine the costs eligible for grant funding.    

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Matching Funding Requirement:

Applicant agencies which qualify as a disadvantaged community (DAC) or severely disadvantaged community (SDAC) may receive 100 percent of the eligible planning costs up to the maximum grant amount.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Ongoing
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Applications are accepted and awarded continuously.
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.
$18,000,000
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.
$75,000 – $150,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
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.
50%
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:

Funding is provided by: Proposition 13: Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection, and Flood Protection Act of 2000, and Proposition 68: California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018

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:

Grant funds will be provided in two disbursements.Up to 50 percent of the grant may be disbursed after Division staff acknowledges receipt of the draft project report.The remainder of the grant amount may be disbursed after Division staff accepts the final project report. Recipients qualifying as a DAC or SDAC may request disbursement as costs are incurred.

How to Apply

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