Section 9.0 - Application Acceptance Windows and Review Process

*The Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors adopted a new Community Impact Grant and Loan Program Policy on October 6, 2020. Please be advised this webpage is currently under development and content is subject to change without notice. For more information, contact Jim Mitrisin via email:

The Board recognizes the importance of timely submittal and comprehensive review of grant and loan requests and directs the following: 

  1. External grant funding shall be leveraged for eligible projects or programs to the extent possible by way of the IRWM process. IRWM related grants associated with external grant applications may be submitted at any time; 
  2. Other grant and loan requests that are outside the IRWM process or that are not associated with an external grant application shall only be considered during the funding request windows of March 1 to April 1 and September 1 to October 1; 
  3. All funding requests shall be submitted to the Agency by way of a publicly accessible application form to include sufficient information for the Agency to perform a comprehensive review; 
  4. All funding requests shall be reviewed by the corresponding subject matter expert(s) on Agency staff as determined by the General Manager; 
  5. Funding requests deemed eligible by the General Manager, in consultation with the designated team of subject matter experts and legal counsel, shall be agendized for review by the Project Operations and Development Committee. Upon the committee’s recommendation for approval, the matter shall be agendized for consideration by the Board. The committee may recommend a grant, loan, or combination of both. However, in an extraordinary, time-sensitive situation as determined by the General Manager in consultation with the Board Chair, a funding application may be submitted directly to the Board without prior committee review.

Community Impact Grant and Loan Program Policy Appendices: