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Apply For a Clean Water Grant of Up to $6,000

The Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program is now accepting applications for grants 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.

Alameda Post - two people carry a trash bag full of litter as they clean up the water
Litter cleanups are among the types of projects funded by grants from the Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program. Photo Mary Spicer.

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 are especially wanted.

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 enhancement 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.
Alameda Post - a large group of volunteers stand behind a giant pile of trash and debris that the cleaned out of the waters
Apply by May 10 to be considered. Photo Mary Spicer.

Projects must contain a community/public outreach element and must be implemented in Alameda County. Eligible applicants include teacher and student groups, youth organizations, homeowner associations (HOAs), community groups, environmental groups, and nonprofit organizations.

Application deadline is May 10, 2024. More information is available online at the Clean Water Program’s Community Stewardship Grant Program web page. The application packet and budget worksheet may also be downloaded online; both must be completed and submitted together.

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