The window has opened for submission to the 2019-2020 Watershed Stewardship and Education Grant program.
This is the 15th year the Stormwater Quality Program will partner with the community to protect and improve our waterways. Schools and community groups are encouraged to review program requirements and submit applications to the Stormwater Quality Program for review.
Who can apply?
- Schools and student groups
- Service clubs
- Youth organizations
- Homeowner’s associations
- Community and neighborhood groups
- Not-for-profit groups
- Informal groups with innovative ideas
(Individuals and for-profit groups are not eligible)
Eligible projects must be implemented within the Storm Water Utility boundary of Sacramento County and/or directly affect the residents of these areas. A map showing eligible areas can be found on the Department of Water Resources website
Applicants are encouraged to submit ideas for protecting, restoring or enhancing creeks, riparian corridors, watersheds, and rivers within the unincorporated urban areas of Sacramento County. Previous awards include the Hands in the River Program from the Sierra Nevada Journey program, pictured here
. Students learned how to assess water quality and the importance of keeping our local waterways clean.
DWR will offer up to $2,500 for each project chosen for the grant. The amount will depend on the needs of the organization. Projects like these are not only a great educational tool, but can also be a wonderful team-building opportunity.
The final date to apply is July 1, 2019. For more information, applicants can review the application to determine if projects are eligible on the Stormwater Quality Program page.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jeanette Huddleston by phone at (916) 874‐4711 or by e‐mail