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Pollution Prevention Partnerships and Grants (B3)

Grants to Santa Clara County, California Nonprofits, Agencies,
Schools, and IHEs to Reduce Pollution in Local Water Supplies

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Santa Clara Valley Water District

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Deadline Date:

11/01/19 11:59 PM PST


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Grants starting at $25,000 to Santa Clara County, California nonprofit organizations, agencies, schools, and IHEs for programs to reduce pollution in local surface and groundwater supplies. Funding is intended for programs to reduce existing and emerging contaminants, such as public education to prevent pharmaceuticals from entering waterways, technical assistance to help growers protect groundwater, and partnerships to reduce litter and graffiti.

Project Benefits

Proposed projects under Priority B3 must provide one of the following benefits:

  • Help prevent contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, household hazardous waste and trash from entering our waterways
  • Help meet regulatory requirements as listed under the impaired water bodies listing of the federal Clean Water Act
  • Reduce contaminant source loads in groundwater and surface water, and protects local watersheds
  • Provide public education to reduce contaminants in our waterways
  • Leverage community resources for efficient use of funds

Up to 20 percent of the total award amount may be used for planning and design purposes, and the remaining 80 percent must be spent on implementation. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186798

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding limit for each project: Between $25,000–$200,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed within three years following the date of executed agreement.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible entities could include:
- Local cities, towns, and county agencies
- Local non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
- Local non-profits without a 501(c)(3), but can demonstrate that they are an affiliate of a non-profit organization that possesses a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
- Open space districts
- Mutual water agencies/districts (public, not for profit)
- Resource conservation districts
- Schools, community colleges and universities (public, not for profit)

The following projects will not be considered for funding:
- Projects located outside of Santa Clara County
- Feasibility studies
- Master planning
- Mitigation projects
- Projects designed to meet regulatory or permit obligations (unless proposed work is for project activities above and beyond required activities)
- Operations and maintenance of existing mitigation or enhancement projects

The funding amount is subject to change. Funds may not be used for:
- Pre-award costs
- Proprietary work of which the results cannot be released to the public

Pre-proposal Conference:

Pre-Proposal Workshops:
Valley Water will hold two pre-proposal workshops to provide an overview of the grant, application guidelines and process, including a demonstration of Valley Water’s recently implemented web-based grant management system (Fluxx) that all parties will be required to use to submit their applications. Participation is recommended but not mandatory.

- September 10, 2019, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Location: Headquarters Building, Room A-143
5700 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

- September 18, 2019, 6–7:00 p.m.
Location: Administration Building, Room B-108
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

NOTE: Please RSVP to Kristen Yasukawa at least 3 days prior to the workshop to ensure there will be adequate space for all.

Pre-Application Information:

Activity Tentative Schedule:
- Release the Request for Proposal (RFP): August 30, 2019
- Preproposal Workshops: September 10, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.; September 18, 2019 at 6 p.m.
- Deadline for online grant proposal submission: November 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
- Review and evaluate grant proposals by a panel of Valley Water staff and external members: November 2019–December 2019
- Present evaluated proposals and recommend grant awards to Valley Water Board of Directors for approval: January 2020–February 2020
- Send out notice of funding to new grantees: March 2020
- CEO executes grant/partnership agreements: June 30, 2020

All grant applications must be submitted electronically through the web portal.

Applicants must demonstrate matching funds of at least 25% of total project cost (monetary or in-kind).

Awards will be provided on a reimbursement basis. The final 10 percent of the reimbursable amount will be retained until project completion.

Only one grant will be awarded per project.

Eligible applicants may seek grant funding for more than one project.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Web Portal:

Direct questions to:
Kristen Yasukawa
Supervising Program Administrator
Phone: (408) 630-2876

Santa Clara Valley Water District
5750 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118-3686

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