Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Community Action Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits, Schools, and Groups to
Restore and Protect Local Waterways in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

City of Sacramento Department of Utilities Stormwater Quality Improvement Program

Deadline Date:

02/22/21 Receipt


Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $3,000 to California nonprofit organizations, schools, community associations, clubs, and groups for projects to enhance the water quality of local rivers, watersheds, and creeks. Funding is intended to support educational and community-based activities and programs that prevent pollution from entering the City of Sacramento's waterways.

In general, projects which restore, protect, enhance, or prevent pollution of local rivers and creeks or which benefit the ecology of Sacramento watersheds are eligible for funding. 

Projects Eligible for Funding The following projects are examples to stimulate your ideas. Use your imagination! Have fun! Just remember: eligible projects must in some way benefit, protect, or enhance local creeks, rivers, or watersheds.

  • Education Projects: projects which inform or instruct about the aquatic ecosystem, watersheds, or stormwater pollution prevention
  • School Projects: projects which can be organized by teachers, classrooms, or school clubs
  • Community Outreach Projects: projects which involve and inspire the community
  • Restoration Projects: projects which restore or enhance riparian habitats, wetlands, creeks, or rivers 
  • Monitoring Projects:  projects which measure water quality, species, or habitat
  • Neighborhood Improvement Projects: projects that help prevent or treat water pollution, such as eliminating litter 

For a list of eligible project examples, see:

Eligible uses of grant monies include purchase of materials and supplies, equipment rental, promotion of a volunteer event (i.e., printing or postage), volunteer recruitment, meals for volunteers, and purchase of native vegetation. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166753

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000 per project

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by September 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

- Schools and student groups
- Service clubs
- Youth organizations
- Homeowner’s associations
- Community and Neighborhood groups
- Property Business Improvement Districts
- Not-for-profit groups
- Informal groups with innovative ideas

Individuals and for-profit groups are not eligible.

Grant money does not cover the following expenses: planning, research, wages or salaries for labor, travel (except bus rental), curriculum development, and administrative processing fees. Activities required for compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits or other regulatory requirements will not be funded through the grant program

Pre-Application Information:

Initial applications are due no later than February 22, 2021. Applications received after February 22, 2021
cannot be accepted for any reason.

The Community Action Grant application is a two-step process with the initial application requesting a one page description of the project plus the amount of money requested.

If you have any additional questions regarding this community action grant program, the application process, project eligibility, or if you need assistance with your application, please call the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities.

Contact Information:

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

Email or mail applications to:

Sacramento Stormwater Quality
Improvement Program
1395 35th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95822
Attn: Jessica McCabe

For questions:

City of Sacramento
Department of Utilities
(916) 808-5921

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California: City of Sacramento

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Programs that Enhance the Quality of Life in Eligibl...

Deadline 09/30/21

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations in multiple states and provinces to improve the quality of life in eligible regions. Funding is intended to address priority areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; workforce development; civic and cultural growth; hum

GrantWatch ID#: 129040

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training in Eli...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to address the needs of residents in eligible counties, with priority given to low- to moderate-income populations. Applicants in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,

GrantWatch ID#: 130602

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA and International Nonprofits, Agencies, and For-Profits to Benefit Families, Ch...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and International nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, and agencies for initiatives to benefit families, children, and communities. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include equitable communi

GrantWatch ID#: 133552

Donations and Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits that Focus on Arts, Education, and Literacy

Deadline Ongoing

Donations and sponsorships to USA nonprofits that provide programs and services in the areas of arts, PreK-12 education, and literacy. Funding is intended for both organizations with a national focus and organizations that provide local services. For local organizations

GrantWatch ID#: 134869

Grants to California Arts Nonprofits for General Operating Support During the COVID-19 Healt...

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants of up to $15,000 to California nonprofit arts organizations serving eligible locations to support the performing arts sector. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, grants are currently intended to support general operations. Funding is intended to support n

GrantWatch ID#: 134953