West Basin actively pursues funding opportunities at local, state and federal levels to offset the cost of their projects. The grants program has been extremely successful in partnering with its water purveyors as well as cities and organizations to leverage outside funding. Since 2005, West Basin has been awarded over $23 million in funding for its various projects and programs. With the assistance of professional grant writers, West Basin has been able to submit competitive applications to various funding sources together with our partners and other organizations that request assistance.
Links to Funding Sources:
- California Department of Water Resources
- Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
- State Water Resources Control Board
- United States Bureau of Reclamation
Links to Propositions:
|2002||Proposition 50 – Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act. In November 2002, the $3.4 billion water bond measure, the largest in California history, was approved by voters. It provides $825 million in funding for CALFED for a variety of programs, including surface water storage studies, water conveyance facilities and water supply reliability projects, among many others.|
|2006||Proposition 84 – The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Bond Act authorizes $5.388 billion in general obligation bonds to fund safe drinking water, water quality and supply, flood control, and water conservation efforts among other initiatives.|
|2006||Proposition 1E – The Disaster Preparedness and Flood Protection Bond Act authorizes $4.09 billion in general obligation bonds to rebuild and repair California’s most vulnerable flood control structures.|
|2014||Proposition 1 – The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 authorizes $7.545 billion in general obligation bonds to fund ecosystems and watershed protection and restoration, water supply infrastructure projects, including surface and groundwater storage, and drinking water protection.|
|2015||Awarded $27.7 million for 20 projects|
Contact West Basin’s Grant Coordinator if you have any questions related to West Basin’s grant-funded projects.
Manager of Water Policy and Resources Development E.J. Caldwell