Pre-Planning and Legal Entity Formation Assistance Program

The Pre-Planning and Legal Entity Formation Assistance Program (Pre-Planning) is designed to assist communities that do not have access to safe drinking water, and public water systems (PWS) not eligible for Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF) funding due to the lack of an eligible entity. We have grant funds available under a new local assistance set-aside for a pilot program to assist with the formation of a legal entity with the necessary authority to enable access to the SDWSRF project funding process for these communities.


We have posted the results of the initial 2013 Pre-Planning Application review and ranking. Click on the link below to download the list.

Pre-Planning Application Materials

2013 Pre-Planning Applications were due on November 8, 2013. No additional applications are being accepted at this time. This is a pilot program whose results will be reviewed to determine future funding availability.

Pre-planning/Legal Entity Formation Claim Forms

Questions or Comments?

Applicants are encouraged to check this site frequently for updates. If you have general questions about the Pre-Planning program, please contact Kim Dinh at, or (916) 552-9127. When emailing, please include your county in the subject line to ensure your email is sent to the person most able to assist you.

You may also contact your local CDPH Regional Funding Coordinator (RFC) for assistance:

  • Region 1 Northern California
    For more information, contact Pete Stamas at:, (916) 552-9983
    Alpine, Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, Yuba
  • Region 2 Coastal Area
    For more information, contact Maria Pang at:, (916) 445-2493
    Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma
  • Region 3 Central Valley
    For more information, contact Joel Greathouse at:, (559) 447-3481
    Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
  • Region 4 Los Angeles Area
    For more information, contact Lawrence Sanchez at:, (818) 551-2017
    Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
  • Region 5 Southern California
    For more information, contact Kyle Ochenduszko at:, (714) 558-4708
    Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego

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