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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 opportunities are now available!

This year, the Santa Clara Valley Water District will award up to $971,000 in grants from the Safe, Clean Water and Natural flood Protection Program to carry out Priority B7, “Support Volunteer Cleanup Efforts & Education,” and Priority D3, “Access to Trails & Open Space.”

  • Opportunities to participate in this grant cycle are now available through eCivis.
  • Please note that if you have not done so, you will need to create an account on eCivis’ website.

Grants for Priority B7 will be made available through May 3, 2017, and has an allocated budget of $200,000. Priority D3 will be made available through July 7, 2017, and has an allocated is $571,000.

The district’s Board of Directors also directed staff to develop a Mini-Grants Pilot Program to support Priority D3, “Habitat Restoration”, which is now available through eCivis and closes June 30, 2018, or until the allocated funding amount of $200,000 has been awarded.

For inquiries and assistance, please contact

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]