Site Cleanup Subaccount Program

The Site Cleanup Subaccount Program (SCAP) is a funding program established by Senate Bill (SB) 445 (Hill, 2014), allowing the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to issue grants for projects that remediate the harm or threat of harm to human health, safety, or the environment caused by existing or threatened surface water or groundwater contamination.

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Site Cleanup Subaccount Program Details

Eligible Applicants

  • Applicants with eligible projects

Eligible Projects

  • Remediate the harm or threat of harm to human health, safety, and the environment from surface water or groundwater contamination
  • A regulatory agency has issued a directive (unless this is infeasible)
  • The responsible party lacks financial resources
  • Projects may include site characterization, source identification, or implementation of cleanup


  • Significant threat to human health or the environment
  • Disadvantaged or small community impact
  • Cost and environmental benefit of project
  • Lack of availability of other sources of funds
  • Other State Water Board considerations

Funding Limits

  • There are no funding request limits
  • There is no cost match required

Funding Mechanisms

  • Grants and contracts approved by the Deputy Director
  • Continuous Pre-Application process – no deadlines

Program Funding

  • Annual appropriations of $34 million

What's New!

Applying for Groundwater Quality Funding: Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST)

To apply for the Site Cleanup Subaccount Program, applicants must fill out a Groundwater Quality Funding Program - SCAP application via FAAST (see the link provided below). Program staff will review all submitted Groundwater Quality Funding Program -SCAP applications and evaluate potential program eligibility. Before starting your application, browse through the links provided on this page. Application instructions and a sample application provide specific information about the information we request. The more complete and specific the information in the application is, the better – it means our staff can start reviewing your project right away. Please note that there is no deadline for submitting an application, and no final application, for SCAP.

NOTE:The Groundwater Quality Funding Program – SCAP application is for the SCAP program only. If you wish to apply for the Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program (Prop 1 GWGP), there is a separate solicitation process. Find out more on the Prop 1 GWGP webpage.


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