Watershed Stewardship Grants
A partnership program between CCG and SFPUC which awards funding for green infrastructure projects to support San Francisco's watersheds.
Five Key Eligibility Requirements
1: CCG provides grants to the following types of organizations:
2: Grantees must meet vendor requirements of the City and County of San Francisco.
CCG funds are issued to San Francisco vendor approved nonprofit organizations with a 501 (c) 3 status. Local community groups, businesses, or schools performing a community project in their neighborhood must have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. The grant contractor must be an approved and compliant City supplier. For more information on becoming a supplier, please visit https://sfcitypartner.sfgov.org.
3. Unlike other CCG grant programs that fund a flexible variety of projects, the WSG only supports projects implementing green infrastructure to improve San Francisco's watersheds and sewer infrastructure. Eligible projects must harvest and use rainwater, remove impervious surfaces, and/or implement green stormwater infrastructure (i.e. rain gardens,permeable pavement, bioretention planters, etc.) in a publicly visible and/or accessible space.
4: Funded projects require community participation and contributions.
Groups may apply for funding in one of two levels, requiring a match of cash, volunteer labor (valued at $25/hr), donated materials and/or supplies, or services:
5. Projects must demonstrate minimum requirements, and should:
Projects must not:
6. If awarded funds, grantees must comply with all CCG requirements, including:
Please review the full list of eligibility requirements. The information provided above is a summary of select eligibility criteria and is not intended to replace in whole, or part, the requirements of a grantee as detailed in the eligibility requirements and contract agreement.
Project Budget Examples
The following example budget forms are intended to support grantees in using the fillable budget tool accompanying the grant application. This example is not a depiction of the true costs associated with various projects and should not be used in place of obtaining quotes for budget line items. Please reach out to Kelly Teter (Kteter@sfwater.org) if you have any questions about this