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Safe, Clean Water Grant - Priority B7, Support Volunteer Cleanup Efforts and Education

Grants to California Non-Profits & Others to
Reduce Water Contaminants in Santa Clara County

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Santa Clara Valley Water District

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

10/13/17 5:00 PM


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Grants starting at $25,000 to local California non-profit organizations, schools, public agencies, and others that are working to prevent water pollution and to promote volunteer cleanups and education in Santa Clara County. The ultimate goal of these grants is to provide County residents with safe, clean water for a healthy life, environment, and economy.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District has identified the following priority themes for its two main focus areas:
1. B3 (Pollution Prevention) Priority Themes:
A. To increase the permeability of urban areas
B. To increase trash free areas in riparian corridors
C. to prevent pharmaceutical waste and other pollutants from entering area waterways

2. B7 (Volunteer Cleanup Efforts and Education) Priority Themes:
A. Education and outreach on increasing permeability in urban areas
B. Education and outreach on increasing trash-free locations in riparian areas
C. Education and outreach for reducing pharmaceutical waste and other pollutants in Santa Clara County's waterways (showing a benefit through awareness and engagement)

A total of $700,000 of funds are available for the Fiscal Year 2014 grant cycle (Priority B): $500,000 for B3, and $200,000 for B7.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 137030

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant amount is $25,000 for B3 and B7 projects.

Term of Contract:

June 30, 2014 to June 30, 2017

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to submit grant applications for Grant Program funds:
• Cities
• Towns
• Santa Clara County
• Local non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status
• Open space districts
• Mutual water agencies/districts (public, not for profit)
• Resource conservation districts
• Schools

Eligible Applicants may submit more than one Project for the Grant Program.

The following types of Projects are ineligible for funding:
• Projects located outside of Santa Clara County
• Feasibility studies
• Master Planning
• Mitigation projects
• Projects designed to meet regulatory or permit obligations (unless grant funding is for project activities above and beyond required activities)
• Operations and maintenance of existing mitigation or enhancement projects
• Land acquisition, unless parcel(s) or title acquired will be specifically deemed for use in habitat or species restoration or protection

Pre-proposal Conference:

Download the October 7th Workshop presentation slides by clicking here:

Contact Information:

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

Please send any inquiries to Brian Mendenhall at (408) 630-3093 or

Grant Coverage Areas:

Santa Clara County

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California