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.
Municipal Program Fund Estimate 2019-2020
Municipal Program Fund Estimate 2020-2021
Requirements: Cities will provide annual budgets, annual progress and expenditure reports and will participate in periodic independent audits.
Municipal Transfer Agreement Template
Municipal Transfer Agreement Template
Each Municipality may receive the portion of their Municipal Program revenue within 45-days after execution of the Transfer Agreement by the District or within 14-days of the District’s receipt of the Annual Plan for 2020-21 Fiscal Year in compliance with Exhibit A, whichever comes later.
Annually in August – Each subsequent year, a single disbursement is expected to be made once the Auditor-Controller has finalized revenues, anticipated by end of August – disbursements are dependent upon the conditions included in the Transfer Agreement.
Requirements are detailed in the Transfer Agreement and include:
- Each Municipality’s
annual expenditure plan for the ensuing Fiscal Year will be due 45 days from
execution and then 90-days prior to the end of the County’s Fiscal Year (April
1st) for each subsequent year.
- Audit reports – due 9
months after the end of the 3rd Fiscal Year (i.e., 3/31/24,
covering July 2020 through June 2023)
- Progress reports are due
annually, 6 months after close of Fiscal Year.
Each municipality is required to submit an
Annual Plan for the upcoming year’s expenditures. The intent of this plan is to
provide a description of projects, programs, O&M and other activities that
are funded through the SCW program revenue collected for the Municipal Program.
The Annual Plan includes the expected Budget Plan of estimated expenditures,
overview of benefits achieved, achievement of SCW program goals, work schedule,
completion date, and others that will demonstrate the municipality’s plan and
use the Municipal Program funds for the upcoming year. Details
and content related to the Annual plan can be found on Exhibit A of the
Municipal Fund Transfer Agreement.
Annual Plans are due April 1st of
each year for the upcoming Fiscal Year (For example, Annual
Plan for FY 21-22 will be due April 1st, 2021 and so forth)
The Budget Plan (A-7 on Exhibit A of the Municipal Fund
Transfer Agreement) shall include all eligible expenditures for all phases and
tasks that will occur over the upcoming fiscal year. The Budget Plan must
clearly identify the amount of SCW program revenue that the Municipality is
budgeting for all phases and tasks. The District recommends that the Budget
Plan account for 80% of the estimated projection in the case that the actual
amount collected is less than the estimated projection
due to potential reductions from appeals, tax relief options and exemptions. This
percentage should be identified in the Budget Plan and accounted for in the
subsequent Annual Expenditure Plan, so as not to become subject to the Lapsed
Annual Plans for FY 2020-2021
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