Apply by May 10: Clean water grants up to $6,000

Mary Spicer

Litter cleanups are among the types of projects funded by grants from the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program.

The Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program is inviting grant applications for up to $6,000 per project to encourage grassroots community action that prevents stormwater pollution and enhances the health of local watersheds, creeks, and the San Francisco Bay.

Activities can range from litter cleanups, creek restoration and wildlife habitat enhancement projects to art and multimedia projects, community outreach events and more. Creative and innovative ideas wanted! Eligible applicants include teacher and student groups, youth organizations, homeowner associations (HOAs), community groups, environmental groups and non-profit organizations.

Eligible projects include (but are not limited to):
  • Litter reduction projects
  • Outreach and education projects addressing litter reduction/prevention, household hazardous waste disposal, Integrated Pest Management, etc.
  • Development and distribution of outreach materials, e.g. videos, newsletters, brochures, events, etc.
  • Public art projects
  • Creekside restoration/re-vegetation projects, creek cleanup and enhacement projects
  • Stormwater detention projects such as rain gardens, cisterns and bioretention areas
  • Coastal and/or creek cleanups and other creek enhancement projects
  • Wildlife habitat enhancement projects
Who can apply?
  • Teachers and Student Groups
  • Youth Organizations
  • Community Groups
  • Homeowner associations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Environmental Groups

Application deadline is May 10, 2024. Find more information and the application packet HERE.

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