Small Grant Program-NEW
The Westside Regional Water Management Group has developed a small grant program to help accomplish the vision of the Westside IRWMP. The small grant program will disperse funds on an annual basis to projects or programs that meet the goals and objectives of the IRWMP. No more than 25% of the Westside IRWMP funds will be expended per fiscal year towards this program and awards will be capped at a maximum of $25,000 per project. There is no match requirement for this program; however, points will be awarded to projects or programs that demonstrate a local match.
Guidelines & Application
Westside Brownfields Coalition Assessment Project
The Westside Sacramento Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Coordinating Committee has completed a Brownfields Coalition Assessment Project which engaged communities in the Cache Creek and Putah Creek watersheds about abandoned mercury mine sites and other contaminated sites. Brownfields are lands contaminated by former industrial operations that pose significant public health risks to our community and environmental threats to our ecosystems—yet have no identified responsible party to clean them up. More information on this project can be found here. The Coordinating Committee submitted a proposal in late 2019 to complete additional, targeted brownfield site assessments in the region.
Disadvantaged Community Involvement (DACI) Program for the Sacramento River Funding Area
The State Department of Water Resources designated $3.7 million of DACI grant funding to increase the involvement of Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) in IRWM activities and projects. That funding was distributed throughout California and to the Sacramento River Funding Area (SRFA) which is comprised of six IRWM regions (see map).
The DACI Program for the SRFA seeks to coordinate outreach with DACs and Tribes, identify their water-related needs, provide technical support and training to address those needs, and to assist with project development and leverage funding for those projects. In 2020 the program is in its third year and continues to provide expertise and support in solving water challenges throughout the SRFA. For more information, visit the SRFA DACIP website.