Proposition 1, and the Draft CWSRF Intended Use Plan

A message from the State Water Resources Control Board

This post provides information regarding: 1) Proposition 1 (Prop 1) funding for Small Community Wastewater projects, including information about upcoming public workshops; and 2) how to provide feedback and comments on the Draft State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2015-16 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) Intended Use Plan (IUP).

Prop 1 – Small Community Wastewater

Prop 1 authorized $7.545 billion in general obligation bonds for water projects.  The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will administer Prop 1 funds in five program areas: wastewater, water recycling, drinking water, stormwater, and groundwater. The implementation schedule for each program will vary.

Section 79723 of Prop 1 allocates $260 million to the CWSRF Small Community Grant (SCG) Fund. CWSRF SCG funds are administered consistent with the CWSRF IUP and the CWSRF Policy. The Prop 1 funds will supplement existing SCG authority. Administering these funds as a part of the CWSRF Program allows grants to be easily combined with low-interest financing available through the CWSRF Program.Draft SFY 2015-16 CWSRF IUP

The CWSRF IUP explains how the State Water Board’s Division of Financial Assistance intends to implement the CWSRF Program.  It is generally updated on an annual basis.  The Draft SFY 2015-16 CWSRF IUP incorporates information regarding implementation of Section 79723 of Prop 1.  Written comments on the draft document can be emailed to the contact identified below, and must be received by Friday April 3, 2015 at noon.

Prop 1 – Public Workshops

State Water Board staff will hold three public workshops in March 2015.  The primary purpose is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to give feedback on the Draft SFY 2015-16 CWSRF IUP, which will serve as the draft guidelines for Small Community Wastewater funding available from Prop 1.  In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to provide input on the draft guidelines for the Clean, Safe, and Reliable Drinking Water funding, and to hear updates on Prop 1 funding opportunities for Water Recycling, Stormwater, and Groundwater Sustainability.  The Notice of Public Workshops provides additional information.

Contact for Comments or Questions
Meghan Tosney
Senior Water Resource Control Engineer
Division of Financial Assistance
Phone: (916) 341-5729
Email: Meghan.Tosney@waterboards.ca.gov

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