NCIRWMP Project Upload
Preliminary Implementation Project Submittal
The North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (NCIRWMP) Implementation Project on-line submittal allows project proponents to submit project information for potential inclusion into the NCIRWM Plan. 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 NCIRWMP 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 NCIRWM Plan.To be considered for inclusion in the NCIRWMP regional application for Proposition 84 Round 2 IRWM Implementation funding, project proponents will need to submit the Supplemental Project Information; please see the following webpage for more information: http://www.northcoastirwmp.net/Content/10434/North_Coast_IRWMP_Implementation_Project_Application.html
- Project proponents will complete preliminary on-line project information:
- Project proponent will submit a signed Memorandum of Mutual Understandings
- Staff will review the project and follow-up with project proponents regarding any eligibility concerns (Urban Water Management Plan, Groundwater Management Plan, proponent type)
- The TPRC will review and accept eligible projects
- 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 NCIRWMP meeting
- 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 NCIRWMP website. To set up a user account click on the ‘You are Invited to Participate’ button in the top left section of the website home page. Once you have signed in as a member, log-in to the site and navigate to the Projects tab on the green bar and select the ‘New Project’ 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 NCIRWMP Memorandum Of Mutual Understanding. This Memorandum of Mutual Understandings document and participation in the NCIRWMP 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. These documents can be downloaded at http://www.northcoastirwmp.net/docs.php?ogid=1000002183
If you have questions, need additional information or need technical assistance please contact Katherine Gledhill at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the funding available for Round 2 is likely to be $5.4 million. ** Information about these funding opportunities can be found at http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants/index.cfm.
- November 1 – December 10: NCIRWMP Project Implementation Proposal Solicitation
- November 29: Department of Water Resource release of Final IRWM Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package
- November 15 - 20: Informational Workshops held throughout the North Coast Region
- December 10, 5 pm: NCIRWMP Implementation Project Proposals Due
- December 13 – January 4, 2013: Technical Peer Review Committee (TPRC) Implementation Project Proposal review
- January 9 – 10: TPRC Project Review meeting
- January 17: NCIRWMP Policy Review Panel & TPRC meeting, Ukiah
- February 1, 5 pm: Proposition 1E Stormwater Flood Management Grant due *
- March 29, 2013: NCIRWMP Proposition 84, Round 2 Regional Application due
- 2014: NCIRWMP Proposition 84, Round 3 Solicitation (expected)
* Local agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are encouraged to submit individual project applications directly to DWR.
** 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 January 2012, has a remaining balance of $25,133,939.