STATE-WIDE AND LOCAL WATER PROGRAMSWater Quality Control Board:
State Revolving Loan Fund for Non-point Runoff: Low interest loans to address water quality problems associated with discharges from nonpoint source dischargers and for estuary enhancement. Municipalities and public entities are both eligible for these funds. On-going funding, please check at web page for deadlines
319(h) Nonpoint Source (NPS) Implementation Grants: Watershed management and implementation projects to reduce, eliminate, or prevent water pollution from nonpoint sources and to enhance water quality. Nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and educational institutions are eligible for this program. Closed for 2003, check website for funding updates
Water Recycling Construction Program and Water Recycling Facilities Planning Grant Program Construction program provides grants and low-interest loans for the construction of water recycling facilities. Planning Grant Program allots grants for feasibility studies regarding water recycling. Local public utilities are encouraged to apply for these on-going programs. For more information, contact Diana Robles at (916) 341-5513 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Agricultural Water Quality Grant Program: Funding for projects that reduce the effects of discharge and runoff from irrigated agricultural land and improve water quality through management practices,demonstration projects, education and outreach. Projects that reduce pollutants in agricultural drainage through water reuse and/or integrated management. No funding limit is posted yet and criteria will be posted in summer of 2004. Public agencies and non-profit organizations will be eligible to apply.
Integrated Regional Water Management Grant Program : The Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grant program, funded by Proposition 50, provides $500 million for competitive grants for projects to protect communities from drought, protect and improve water quality, and improve local water security by reducing dependence on imported water. Check website for details.
Environmental Protection Agency:
Wetlands Protection Grants:To assist states, Indian tribes, and local government in implementing new programs relating to wetlands preservation and enhancement. Award amount varies and there is a 25% match required. State and tribal agencies, local governments, and conservation districts are eligible. Application due March 19th. Check website for future funding. Contact Cheryl McGovern for more info: 415 972-3415. Email: email@example.com.
City of San Jose:
Water Efficient Technologies Financial Incentive Program (WET): A one-time rebate is offered to commercial, institutional and industrial businesses that implement equipment or process changes that reduce the wastewater discharge. The rebate is $4 per 100 cubic feet of water reduced in a year, up to 50% of project costs to a maximum of $50,000. All commercial, institutional and industrial businesses in the Plant's tributary area (San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Monte Sereno) are eligible. The program is ongoing with no deadlines, although there is a fixed amount of rebates awarded on a first come/first serve basis.
South Bay Water Recycling: Delivery of recycled water to irrigate golf courses, parks, schools and agricultural lands, as well as for industrial purposes. All properties in San Jose, Milpitas and Santa Clara are eligible for this program.
UTILTIY WATER PROGRAMS
Anaheim Public Utilities:
Water Efficiency Program: Rebates available for water saving toilets/urinals, pre-rinse kitchen sprayer, coin-card washing machines, cooling tower conductivity controllers, and water brooms. Financial incentives available for qualifying project or measures that reduce water use. Water-use surveys also available. Anaheim Public Utilities Business Customers are eligible. On – going program
Contact Information: call Cathy Templeton at (714) 765 – 4256 http://www.anaheim.net/utilities/adv_svc_prog/wsiweb.html
East Bay Municipal Utility District:
Water Efficiency Audit and Rebates: In-depth audit and rebates for up to half installation costs of water efficiency equipment for business customers. They also offer free conservation devices and replacement of pre-rinse spray nozzles. All commercial customers of East Bay Municipal Utility District are eligible for this program. On-going funding with no deadlines for application.
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California:
Commercial/Industrial Rebate Program: Offers rebates for such technologies as: Cooling Tower Conductivity Controller, Water Saving Toilet/Urinal, High Efficiency Washing Machine, Pre-rinse Kitchen Sprayer Pressurized Water Brooms, Dual Flush Toilets, and X-ray recirculating water systems. Offers financial incentives to industrial customers for savings due to process specific water use efficiency measures. Program available to all 26 MWD member agencies' customers: including; LADWP, San Diego Co. Water Authority, Anaheim, Inland Empire, City of Pasadena, etc. Check here for membership:
Program funding is on-going with no deadlines.
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