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Grants and Partnerships

One important way the district works in partnership with the community is to provide grants to organizations and groups whose goals align with the district's mission.  The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s grants programs, as

well as partnerships through joint use and joint trail agreements, combined with other public and private funding, has helped fund 92 projects totaling over $16.7 million since 2000.


Grant program deadlines postponed

District staff will be pushing out the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Grant Program (Safe, Clean Water) republish date from June 16, 2017 to July 24, 2017.

  • The District extends its deepest apologies for the inconvenience this delay may cause. However, please understand that staff is doing everything possible to meet the District’s grant administration goals and objectives for the Safe, Clean Water Grant Program.

Questions regarding this postponement can be addressed to Paul M. Fulcher, Grant Project Manager.

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]