North Coast IRWMP Project Upload

Preliminary Implementation Project Submittal

Background

The North Coast Resource Partnership (NCRP) Implementation Project on-line submittal allows project proponents to submit project information for potential inclusion into the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (NCIRWMP). NCIRWMP projects are eligible for Integrated Regional Water Management Program (IRWMP) funding as grant solicitations become available. Increasingly, other funding opportunities for project implementation require or give preference to projects that are included in an IRWM Plan.  The following process was developed and approved by the NCRP Technical Peer Review Committee (TPRC) and Policy Review Panel (PRP) and will provide a mechanism for including projects on an on-going basis into the NCIRWMP.

  1. Project proponents will complete preliminary on-line project information:
  2. Project proponent will submit a signed Memorandum of Mutual Understandings
  3. Staff will review the project and follow-up with project proponents regarding any eligibility concerns (Urban Water Management Plan, Groundwater Management Plan, proponent type)
  4. The TPRC will review and accept eligible projects
  5. Staff will ‘Publish’ eligible NCIRWMP Projects; project summaries will be included on the website; project locations will be included on the interactive map; and staff will report to the PRP at a NCRP meeting
  6. Additional project information will be required when NCIRWMP funding solicitation and calls for proposals occur.

Project Upload Process

Sign-In and Terms of Agreement

To upload a new project to the NCIRWMP you must be a member of the NCRP website. To set up a user account click on the ‘Connect With Us’ button in the top right section of the website home page. Once you have signed in as a member, navigate to the Projects tab on the green bar and select the ‘Project Database’ tab. Once you have read and determined that you agree with the Terms of Agreement, select the ‘OK, I agree’ button.

As a requirement of being included in the NCIRWMP, your organization will need to become a Signatory to the Memorandum of Mutual Understandings. This Memorandum of Mutual Understandings document and participation in the NCRP effort are non-binding, and in no way suggest that an agency may not continue its own planning and undertake efforts to secure project funding from any source. An agency/organization may withdraw from participation at any time.

Background information, instructions, and helpful resources for filling out the NCIRWMP project upload forms can be downloaded and printed for reference. Potential project proponents should read through this entire document before beginning to upload a project. A Microsoft Word version of the NCIRWMP Implementation Project Application is available for reference, for application development and for those project proponents that have limited access to the Internet. 

If you have questions, need additional information or need technical assistance please contact Katherine Gledhill at kgledhill@westcoastwatershed.com or 707.795.1235.

Schedule for IRWMP Funding Solicitations

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) Financial Assistance Branch manages the IRWM Program and develops the Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Packages (PSP) for the IRWM Program. The Guidelines and PSPs will be used to distribute IRWM grant funding according to Proposition 84, Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 and Proposition 1E, Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006. Please note that projects are required to be included in the NCIRWMP to be eligible for Proposition 84 Implementation or Proposition 1E Stormwater Flood Management Grant programs.

Proposition 84, Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 provides $900 million in regional funds to be allocated to 11 California Funding Areas. The North Coast’s allocation is $37 million and as of November 2014, the remaining funding available is approximately $11 million.  Information about these funding opportunities can be found at http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants/index.cfm.

Tentative Schedule

  • Spring 2015: North Coast project solicitation for 2015 IRWM Implementation Grant 
  • Summer 2015: NCRP 2015 IRWM Project Implementation Grant application due to DWR ($11 M)
  • Fall 2015: DWR announces draft funding recommendations
  • Winter 2015: DWR announces final funding awards