$4,166,546 in IRWM grant funds have been awarded to our Region.
Another $1.488M is expected to be awarded from the Proposition 1 Implementation Round 2 grant in 2023!
Proposition 1 Implementation Round 1
Our region was awarded $2,238,904 for the Del Monte Manor Low Impact Development Improvement in a Disadvantaged Community, West End Stormwater Improvement in a Disadvantaged Community, and Coe Avenue Recycled Water Pipeline projects.
Approximately $403 million in grant funding was made available for implementation projects with at least $51 million being made available for projects that provide benefits to Disadvantaged Communities. DWR is awarding grants in two funding rounds. To apply for grants through this program, project proponents must coordinate through their established IRWM Regional Water Management Group, and the Regional Group must in turn coordinate with other groups within the Proposition 1 IRWM Funding Area.
Proposition 1 Disadvantaged Community Involvement
On November 4, 2014, California voters approved Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.
The Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program is designed to ensure the involvement of disadvantaged communities and economically distressed areas (EDAs) in IRWM planning efforts.
Our region was awarded $435,685 for the Disadvantaged Community Needs Assessment, High Efficiency Appliance Retrofit Targets, and Franklin Street Stormdrain projects.
The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006, was approved by California voters in the general election on November 7, 2006.
Our region was awarded a planning grant in the amount of $995,000 for an ASBS Feasibility Study of Alternatives Management Plan Update, IRWM Plan Update, Canyon Del Rey Master Drainage Plan Update, San Jose Creek Watershed Assessment, Seaside Groundwater Basin Salt and Nutrient Management Plan, Streamflow Data Collection project, Scenic Road Protection and Preservation with Proposed Carmel River Lagoon Ecosystem Protective Barrier Feasibility, Steelhead Passage Barriers Assessment, and a Surface and Groundwater Model for the Carmel Valley Alluvial Aquifer projects.
The Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002, Water Code Section 79500, et seq., was passed by California voters in the November 2002 general election.
Our region was awarded a planning grant in the amount of $456,957 Stormwater Discharges to the Pacific Grove and Carmel Bay ASBSs Feasibility Studies, completion of the IRWM Plan, ASR Expansion planning, Carmel River Management Plan Update, Carmel River Parkway Planning, Carmel River Lagoon Barrier Beach Management Options Evaluation, Flood Prone and Erosion Prone Area Identification, and Wetlands Enhancements and Creation projects.