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Stormwater Grant Program

Administrating Agency: Resources Agency
Bond: Proposition 84
Department Name: State Water Resources Control Board
Bond Statute: 75050(m)
Implementing Statute:

  • Front-end
  • In-Progress
  • Follow-up

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will administer $90 million in matching grants to local public agencies for the reduction and prevention of stormwater contamination of rivers, lakes and streams. This Program continues and will expand the Urban Stormwater Grant Program established in Proposition 40. The Governor’s proposed budget calls for $14 million in local assistance in 2007/08. It is expected that a competitive solicitation will be developed after a noticed public workshop. Once comments are received, considered, and responded to, the solicitation will be proposed for adoption at a noticed public State Water Board meeting. It is expected that the State Water Board will continue to focus these funds on solutions to polluted (impaired) water bodies. An electronic mailing list has been developed for those interested in the development of the solicitation and priorities.

This program is consistent with both Goals 2 and 6 of the Water Board’s Strategic Plan adopted in November 2001. This Strategic Plan is expected to be updated in 2007; no changes in the goals are expected.

Updates on this and other State Water Board grant and loan programs may be found on the State Water Board website.

Projects selected for funding under the Stormwater Grant Program are required to spend grant funds according to the approved project scope and budget. The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) requires progress reports (no less than quarterly) for all projects and conducts site visits during construction for each development project. Payment requests must include a certification by the grantee that each expense complies with requirements outlined in the grant agreement. Grantees must also submit supporting documentation for each expense, with reimbursements approved only for eligible expenses pursuant to program guidelines and contained within the approved project budget. Match funds must also be documented and comply with program guidelines and the approved budget. The State Water Board also withholds up to ten percent of each payment request to be released upon project completion.

An annual project accounting report is prepared and presented to the DOF. The DOF also performs audits on select projects. The State Water Board maintains a public-accessible website listing all current projects by program, the funding source and timeframe for completion. The Stormwater Grant Program will be included in this current project accounting procedure.
All projects funded via the Stormwater Grant Program receive a close-out site visit conducted by staff of the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) or Regional Water Quality Control Board when the project is complete. The purpose of the close-out site visit is to ensure all project components were completed according to program guidelines and the terms of the grant agreement, including project scope and budget. Grantees must submit a final report, which documents the outcomes of the project and summarizes all project data and expenditures. The State Water Board is enhancing its website to post project final reports. All grantees must comply with all current laws and regulations that apply to the project and submit documents summarizing total project costs and all additional funding sources.

12th Street Green Street Project
A Avenue Green Street and Pedestrian
A Web-based Portal for Statewide Coordination of Municipal Stormwater Program Effectiveness Assessment Data and Information
Alameda County PWA LD Implementation & Demo Project: Parking Lot Stormwater Treatment Improvments
Arcata LID Parking Lot Retrofit Project
Assessing the Effect of Long-term Storm Water Infiltration on Groundwater Quality; Continued Monitoring of the Los Angeles Basin Water Augmentation Study Infiltration BMPs
Avalon Green Alley North: LID Demonstration Project Phase II
Avalon Green Alley South: LID Demonstration Project
BART Lafayette Station Parking Lots Improvement Project
Bay Area Green Infrastructure Master Planning Project
Bijou Area Erosion Control Project, Phase 1
Broadway Neighborhood SW Greenway Project
Brookhurst Street South LID Project
California Disadvantaged Communities LID/BMP Technical Assistance and Training Project
Catchment-scale Stormwater Monitoring, Model Validation and Load Estimation to Meet TMDL Requirements in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Citrus Heights City Hall Green Parking Lot, Demonstration, and Monitoring Project
City Hall LID Development Retrofit Project
City of Culver City Stormwater Filtration - Construction Project
City of Santa Barbara LID - Streets, Sidewalks, and Alleys Project
Cottonwood Creek Watershed LID Retrofit Project
County Gov. Center Parking Lot Green Streets Urban Retrofit
Develop and Install Pervious Concrete Pavement at LACMTA Division 4 Parking Area
Development of Numeric Flow Criteria to Support Freshwater Bio-objectives, Hydromodification Management, and Nutrient Numeric Endpoints
Engineered Soils to Remove Barriers to LID Implementation
Fort Bragg Green Alley Project
Greening Downtown Visalia Public Parking
H Street - Green Street Improvements
Implementation of City of Sacramento LID Standards at CSU Sacramento
Implementing the Joint Effort
Kimball Park LID and Paradise Creek Restoration
Ladera Stormwater Capture Project
Laguna Lot Infiltration Paver Project
Laurel Canyon Blvd. Green Street Project
LID for Urban Streets: Test of Concept at 43rd St & Logan Ave
LID Selection and Sizing Tool for Achieving Water Balance in NPDES Phase II Areas
LID Stormwater Infiltration Project
Los Cerritos Channel Watershed Segmentation and LID Planning Project
Lower Chipmunk and Outfall Water Quallity Improvement Project
Lower Stanislaus Low Impact Development Plan
Machado Lake Trash TMDL
Markham MS- Implementation of Low Impact Development
Martha Gardens Green Alleys Pilot Project
Modesto Area 2 SW to Sanitary Sewer Cross Connection Removal Project
Monterey Bay Regional LID Planning & Incentives Program
Multi-Agency/Multi-WS Project to Incorporate LID BMPs into Major Transportation Corridors
Nuview USD Stormwater Infiltration Project
Oak Park Green Streets Urban Retrofit
OC Oublic Works Glassell Yard Campus SW LID Retrofit Project
Ocala Avenue Green Street Project
Oso Creek Multi-Use Trail
Park Avenue: Green Avenue Pilot Project
Paseo Santa Fe Green Street Project
Removing Barriers to LID in Local and State Codes: Technical Assistance for Municipal Code Updates and Evaluation of the California Building Standards Code (CALGreen)
SADPW Stormwater LID Demonstration
Santa Cruz Countywide LID BMPs
Santa Rosa Demonstrates Sustainable Solutions for City Hall Plaza
Separating Fact from Fiction: Assessing the Use of Dry Wells as an Integrated Low Impact Development Tool for Reducing Stormwater Runoff While Protecting Groundwater Quality in Urban Watersheds
Sierra Tract Erosion Control Project, Phase 3&4
South Decoto Green Streets Project (Implementing LID)
Stormwater Rewards Rebate Program
The HACOLA Nueva Maravilla Stormwater BMP Pilot Project
The North Coast Stormwater Coalition's Low Impact Development Pilot Project
Tracking California's Trash
University Avenue Median Water Quality Improvements
Update the Ahwahnee Water Principles Guidebook
Urban LID Retrofit at Meiners Oaks