Financial Assistance Programs – Grants and Loans

Clean Beaches Initiative Grant Programcleanbeaches

The CBI Grant Program has provided funding for projects that restored and protected the water quality and the environment of coastal waters, estuaries, bays, and near shore waters. The CBI Grant Program was initiated in response to the poor water quality and significant exceedances of bacterial indicators revealed by Assembly Bill (AB) 411 (Stats. 1997, Ch. 765) monitoring at California's beaches. Scientific studies have shown high bacteria levels are associated with pathogens that can cause gastroenteritis, infections, and respiratory illness. The CBI Program has provided approximately $100 million for implementation and research projects.


The remaining funds for the Clean Beaches Initiative Grant Program have been included in the Proposition 1 Storm Water Grant Program (Prop 1 SWGP) Funding Guidelines and associated project solicitations. The Prop 1 SWGP Guidelines provide that storm water or dry weather runoff projects that restore and protect the water quality and environment of coastal waters may qualify to be funded with unused or re-appropriated Proposition 13, 40, 50, and 84 CBI funds. Please see the Prop 1 SWGP Funding Guidelines as well as all related documents, available online at:

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Funding Information

Eligible Project Types Multi-benefit storm water projects addressing discharge to coastal waters.
See the Prop 1 SWGP Webpage
Funding Available Less than $10 million
Fund Source Proposition 40
Proposition 50
Proposition 84
Loans or Grants Grants

Jennifer Toney, Senior Water Resources Control Engineer
Division of Financial Assistance
(916) 319-8246