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Grants and Partnerships


Santa Clara Valley Water District now accepting online Safe, Clean Water Grant Proposals

The deadline for the Priority B7 and Priority D3 grants has been extended to Oct. 27, 2017, 11:59 p.m. The Priority D3 mini-grants deadline remains the same -- ongoing, until all funds are awarded. 

The district is now accepting grant proposals for the new funding cycle under the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Grant Program. The district will be accepting all grant proposals through its online application system at  

Priority objectives for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 funding cycle have been developed and approved by the water district board. For this cycle of grant funding, the district will work with grantees to achieve the following objectives under Safe, Clean Water Program Priorities
D3 and B7: 

  • Reduce contaminants entering county waterways and groundwater (B7)
  • Engage community and support watershed stewardship activities (B7)
  • Provide access to trails and open space (D3)
Additionally, the mini-grant pilot program is designed to address the following benefits of Priority D3:
  • Enhance creek and bay ecosystems
  • Improve fish passage and habitat
  • Increase community awareness and understanding of watershed stewardship

The water district hosted two pre-proposal workshops on Aug. 21 & 28, 2017 to provide an overview of the grants available, which included the application guidelines and process, a demonstration of the district’s recently implemented web-based grant administration system, and a Q&A session for participants. The presentation and FAQs from the workshops can be found on the Useful Resources side bar.

Deadline for Submissions: Grant proposals are due by Oct. 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. for the B7 & D3 standard grants. Mini grant proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all funding is awarded. The district will only be accepting proposals online through

To submit a grant proposal, prospective grant applicants must register for an account at All information pertaining to the grants, including eligibility, application requirements, funding availability, deadlines, and evaluation criteria can be found on Additional questions regarding grant application process and technical support for proposal submission can be directed to



B7 Support Volunteer Cleanup Efforts & Education Proposal Guidelines

D3 Access to Trails & Open Space Proposal Guidelines

Sample Grant Funded Projects

Pre-proposal Grant Workshop Presentation 

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]