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

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.