Under the Safe Clean Water’s Municipal Program, 40% of the funding is allocated to cities as local return with maximum flexibility.
Cities will receive direct funding via the Municipal
Program proportional to the revenues generated
within its boundaries. The Municipal Program is
designed to maximize the ability of local governments
to address local Stormwater and Urban Runoff
challenges and opportunities. Projects and Programs
are required to include a water quality benefit;
multi-benefit projects and nature-based solutions are
strongly encouraged. The Funding can be used for
eligible activities such as project development, design,
construction, effectiveness monitoring, operations and
maintenance (including operation and maintenance of
projects built to comply with 2012 MS4 permits), as
well as for other programs and studies related to
protecting and improving water quality in lakes, rivers
and ocean. Up to 30% of Municipal Funds may be used
for Maintenance of Effort–Safe, Clean Water Program
eligible activities commenced before the election day.
Requirements: Cities will provide annual budgets,
annual progress and expenditure reports and will
participate in periodic independent audits.