On October 6, 2020, the Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors adopted a Community Impact Grant and Loan Program Policy to establish the principal policies and procedures to govern the application, review, and approval of grants and/or low-interest loans by Yuba Water Agency. Use the link below to learn more about the policy.
All applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the process for Yuba Water's grant and loan program.
Click here to view the Guidelines and step by step process of the grant and loan program.
Yuba Water supports coordinated development and use of the Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP). Pursuant to policy section 9.0(A), external grant funding shall be leveraged for eligible projects or programs to the extent possible by way of the IRWMP process. To that end, an IRWMP Project Short Form may be required to qualify for a General Grant. IRWMP related grants associated with external grant applications may be submitted at any time. Grant requests outside the IRWM process are accepted only during application acceptance windows of March 1 to April 1 and September 1 and October 1 pursuant to policy section 9.0(B). Use the link below to learn more about the Yuba IRWMP.
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Prior to submitting a grant request, please use the table below to determine the type of grant that corresponds to your request. Note the application acceptance windows and maximum funding levels.
Grant type: Technical assistance
Acceptance window: March 1-April 1; Sept. 1-Oct. 1
Maximum funding: $10,000
Required in Yuba IRWMP: No, but is a deliverable
Additional information: Expert technical support to develop a project, for submittal to the Yuba Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
Grant type: Planning
Acceptance window: March 1-April 1; Sept. 1-Oct. 1
Maximum funding: Based on budget
Required in Yuba IRWMP: Yes
Additional information: Design, engineering and/or permitting of an IRWMP project
Grant type: Application
Acceptance window: Six weeks prior to funding deadline
Maximum funding: $20,000
Required by IRWMP: Yes
Additional information: Consulting support for external grant application process and submittal (capacity building grant)
Grant type: Cost share
Maximum funding: Based on budget/need
Additional information: Local cost share to support eligibility/competitiveness for external grant application
Grant type: Administration and Management
Maximum funding: $25,000/yr. of grant term
Additional information: Consulting team to support the external grant admin and management (capacity building grant)
Grant type: Implementation
Additional information: For projects, including scientific studies, with lack of external grant or other sources
Grant type: Small community
Maximum funding: $50,000
Required in Yuba IRWMP: No
Additional information: Small, one-off grants for projects also aligned with Yuba Water’s mission and programs (don’t warrant the IRWMP integration)
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Yuba Water considers grant funding for government agencies and non-profit organizations in Yuba County. Grant requests must directly relate to one or more of our mission areas and comply with the Agency Act. Please select the organization type below.
Yuba Water's Board of Directors establishes a five-year Strategic Plan that outlines the strategic priorities and objectives of the Agency and is publicly available. Grant and loan funding is aligned with the priorities and objectives outlined in the current Strategic Plan. Yuba Water may approve grant or loan funding in the following areas consistent with the Agency Act. Refer to the Community Impact Grant and Loan Program Policy for additional details. (Select all that apply)
Please select the type of grant applicable to this application. Refer to the Grant Reference Table above for additional details.
Yuba Water has supported and coordinated the development and use of the Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP). The Agency provides resources and support to participating water districts and other eligible entities for the development, scoping, and funding sourcing for projects for the IRWMP. For a water supply, rehabilitation, improvement, or management related project to be considered for Yuba Water funding, the project must be in the current IRWMP and appropriately documented. An IRWMP coordinator is available to assist participating IRWM Regional Water Management Group members in applying for Yuba Water grants. Refer to policy section 9 for additional information. Please select the applicable category below.
External grant funding is defined as funds available from (non-Yuba Water) local, state, or federal sources.
Select Yes if the project will have an impact on infrastructure or property owned or operated by another party and if there are any associated financial impacts thereto. (Please include a letter of support from impacted parties with your application).
Select No if the project has no impact to other parties.
Enter the total amount of Yuba Water grant or loan funds you are requesting. If you are requesting a combination of grant and loan funds, enter the total amount here and describe each in the summary section below.
Provide a brief summary of your grant request. Include a description of the project or program and how your agency will use Yuba Water grant funds, if awarded. (Summary only please, upload your scope of work using the field below).
Please complete the template and upload.
We encourage the inclusion of support materials such as the IRWMP Project Short Form (may be required), detailed cost estimates, a project map, and other descriptive documentation that will aid our review process. Click the Browse button to upload additional documentation. Use these fields below to upload additional documents. If more than 5 documents need to be uploaded, email firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
Agency staff will review all grant requests for compliance with our mission areas and in accordance with the Yuba Water Agency Act and the Community Impact Grant and Loan Program Policy. Agency staff will contact the requesting party via email regarding next steps in the process. Questions? Email email@example.com or call our main office at 530-741-5000 for assistance.
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