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Grants and Partnerships


Santa Clara Valley Water District now accepting Safe, Clean Water Grant Proposals for Priority B3 Pollution Prevention

The district is now accepting grant proposals for the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Grant Program Priority B3 Pollution Prevention. The district will be accepting all grant proposals through its online application system at

The Pollution Prevention Partnerships and Grants (Priority B3) are for programs to reduce contaminants in surface or groundwater, and reduce emerging contaminants, such as public education to prevent pharmaceuticals from entering waterways, technical assistance to help growers protect groundwater, and partnerships to reduce litter and graffiti.

Proposed projects under Priority B3 should provide the following benefits:

  • Help prevent contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, household hazardous waste and trash from entering our waterways 
  • Help meet regulatory requirements as listed under the impaired water bodies listing of the federal Clean Water Act 
  • Reduce contaminant source loads in groundwater and surface water, and protects local watersheds 
  • Provide public education to reduce contaminants in our waterways 
  • Leverage community resources for efficient use of funds

The district will hold two public information workshops to provide overview of the grant, application guidelines and process, including a demonstration of the district’s recently implemented web-based grant administration system that all parties will be required to use to submit their applications. Participation is recommended but not mandatory.

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 9–10:30 a.m.
Location: Headquarters Bldg, Room A-143
5700 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, 5–6:30 p.m.
Location: Headquarters Bldg, Room A-143
5700 Almaden Expressway
San Jose, CA 95118

NOTE: Please RSVP to to ensure there will be adequate space for all. Please be sure to indicate: “Safe, Clean Water Workshop RSVP” in the subject field of the RSVP email.

Deadline for Submissions: Grant proposals are due by Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. through  



Mini-Grants Program Overview

Pollution Prevention Partnerships & Grants (B3) Guidelines FY 2018

Sample Grant Funded Projects

Pre-proposal Grant Workshop Presentation for B7 and D3 

FY2018 SCW Grant Process FAQs

Safe, Clean Water   Clean, Safe Creeks
The 2013 Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program continues the tradition of partnering with community groups and local organizations through grants.

A2: Safe, Clean Water Partnerships and Grants

B3: Pollution Prevention Partnerships and Grants

B7: Support Volunteer Cleanup Efforts and Education

D3: Grants and Partnerships to Restore Wildlife Habitat and Provide Access to Trails


In 2000, the voters approved the 15-year Clean Safe Creeks and Natural Flood Protection Plan, which provided funding for the following grants:

2013 Comprehensive Stewardship Grant Program
Preserving creeks, bay and ecosystems through environmental stewardship

Trails and Open Space Program
Providing access to trails, parks and open space along creeks and in the watersheds

Environmental Enhancement Program
Protecting and restoring creek, bay, and other aquatic ecosystems

Watershed Stewardship Grant Program
Providing environmental stewardship through education and outreach


SCW grant schedule

   * Table included in the Safe, Clean Water 5-Year Implementation Plan [PDF]