Funding Mechanisms for IRWM Projects and Programs – 2015 Overview

There are a variety of revenue sources to fund implementation of IRWM projects. These revenue types are listed here. The types of revenue sources included in this table provide the basis for local, State, and Federal funding.

The primary source of grant funding since 2005 for IRWM projects in the WCVC IRWM Region has been Proposition 50 and Proposition 84 IRWM funding, but local stakeholders have also funded related projects with Clean Water Revolving Loans (low-interest loans), fisheries grants, other chapters of Proposition 50 and Proposition 84 (i.e. Stormwater Flood Management and Water Use Efficiency grants), and Federal grants through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, EPA, and the Bureau of Reclamation. With the passage of Proposition 1 in November 2014, and the ongoing drought, additional funds will be available for local projects on an expedited basis. Prop. 1 will provide a continuing source of funding to IRWM regions to implement projects in their IRWM Plans.

The State of California formed the California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) to serve as an information resource for local entities to connect them with funding opportunities. The CFCC is made up of seven funding agencies: five State and two Federal. CFCC members facilitate and expedite the completion of various types of infrastructure projects by helping customers combine the resources of different agencies. Project information is shared between members so additional resources can be identified. CFCC members conduct free Funding Fairs statewide each year to educate the public and potential customers about the different member agencies and the financial and technical resources available. For more information visit: www.cfcc.ca.gov. Click here for a copy of the 2015 Funding Fair Handbook. Entities seeking funding are encouraged to bring information about their project(s) to one of these fairs in order to get feedback from representatives of the various funding programs.

California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC)