Prop 68 Funding Available for Groundwater Treatment and Remediation by Caroline Minasian May 20, 2020 Water News On May 18, the solicitation opened for Proposition 68 Groundwater Treatment and Remediation Grant Program funds streamlined for severely disadvantaged communities (SDACs). The State Water Resources Control Board is administering approximately $16 million for SDACs to fund treatment and remediation activities that prevent or reduce contamination of groundwater used as a source of drinking water. Eligible project preferences outlined in the grant program guidelines include projects that support and advance The Human Right to Water, benefit the largest number of people, remove the most contamination at the lowest cost and support goals of an approved Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). Example projects include but are not limited to permitting, monitoring, reporting, replacement or changeout of existing equipment, wellhead treatment, and source area cleanup. More information is available in the program guidelines. Eligible applicants include public agencies, non-profit organizations, public utilities, mutual water companies, federally recognized tribes and California Native American Tribes. Interested applicants can email program staff to confirm SDAC eligibility. Proposals are being accepted online through July 17.