There are two tiers for calls for projects under The Environmental Cleanup Program.
Tier 1 Call for Projects
The Tier 1 Call for Projects closed on April 20, 2012. Please contact Marissa Espino via email at MEspino@octa.net or at 714.560.5607 if you would like to inquire about future calls.
Tier 2 Call for Projects
- Tier 2 Application
- Comprehensive Transportation Funding Program 2012 Guidelines (see Chapter 12)
On May 14, 2012, the OCTA Board of Directors (Board) authorized staff to issue the Measure M2 (M2) Environmental Cleanup Program (ECP), Tier 2 Fiscal Year 2012-13 Call for Projects.
The M2 ECP Tier 2 program is designed to fund regional, potentially multi-jurisdictional, capital-intensive projects. Examples include constructed wetlands, detention/infiltration basins, and bioswales, which mitigate pollutants such as litter and debris, heavy metals, organic chemicals, and sediment.
This first M2 ECP Tier 2 call for projects provides an allocation of $13.3 million to eligible applicants, which include Orange County local agencies. The call has a two-year funding cycle, giving applicants a two-year option to receive the grant funds. For the fiscal year 2012-13 call for projects, an applicant must indicate whether to receive funds by June 30, 2013 or June 30, 2014. The maximum amount that an applicant can receive per project is $5 million.
To learn more about the call for projects process, applicants are encouraged to attend one of the following informational workshops:
- Session 1 – Monday, June 18 at 3 p.m. at OCTA, 600 South Main Street, Orange.
- Session 2 – Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. at OCTA, 600 South Main Street, Orange.
- Session 3 – Thursday, June 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine. (This meeting is following the regular NPDES Permittees meeting.)
The workshops will be limited to two representatives per local agency. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 13 to Marissa Espino, Strategic Communications Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 560-5607. OCTA staff also will be available to any local agency staff interested in an individual meeting to discuss the application process.
How to Submit the Application
Information must be submitted using the M2 ECP Tier 2 FY 2012-13 Call for Projects application. An unbound original and four copies (total of five) along with an electronic CD-ROM copy of the completed application form and related exhibits are to be submitted to OCTA no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Applications are to be mailed to the attention of Dan Phu at OCTA, P.O. Box 14184, Orange, California 92868 or delivered to OCTA at 600 South Main Street, Orange. Electronic submittals will not be accepted. It is anticipated the Board will review and approve programming recommendations in late 2012. Successful Tier 2 grant recipients will be required to enter into an agreement with OCTA for expenditure of funds prior to project implementation.
If you have any questions regarding the call, please submit them via email at ECPcall@octa.net