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Tier 1 Call for Projects

Tier 1 Call for Projects Application Package
Comprehensive Transportation Funding Program 2015 Guidelines [PDF]
Tier 1 Application [PDF]
Tier 1 Call FAQs [PDF]

Purchase and Installation Agreements
Coanda, Inc.
G2 Construction, Inc.
Revel Environmental Manufacturing, Inc.
TRC Solutions, Inc.
United Storm Water, Inc.

On March 9, 2015, the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Board of Directors (Board) authorized staff to issue the Measure M2 (M2) Environmental Cleanup Program (ECP), Tier 1 Fiscal Year 2015-16 call for projects. OCTA is pleased to announce that the call for projects opened March 16, 2015.

The M2 ECP Tier 1 is designed to mitigate the more visible forms of pollutants, such as litter and debris that collects on the roadways and in the catch basins prior to being deposited in waterways and the ocean. It consists of funding for equipment purchases and installation to existing catch basins and related best management practices such as screens, filters, inserts, and other “street scale” low flow diversion devices.

A total of $2.8 million is available to eligible applicants, which include Orange County cities and the County of Orange (County). The maximum amount that an applicant can receive in the funding period is $500,000 for fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. The maximum grant amount is $200,000 per project. To ensure that M2 ECP Tier 1 funds are distributed to the highest number of eligible agencies, entities submitting more than one proposal must designate which project is the highest priority for funding.

Third parties such as water and wastewater public entities, environmental resource organizations, nonprofit 501(c) environmental institutions, and homeowners associations cannot act as the lead agency for a proposed project. However, these agencies can jointly apply with a city and/or the County.

Tier 1 Master Purchase Agreement for Trash and Debris Capture Devices
The County of Orange has entered into master agreements with five vendors, which eligible agencies can utilize for the purchase and installation of trash and debris capture devices. If desired, eligible agencies can utilize the County's master agreements or go through their own procurement process to secure Tier 1 equipment. The vendors that were selected through the County's request for proposals process include Coanda, Inc., G2 Construction, Inc., Revel Environmental Manufacturing, Inc., TRC Solutions, Inc., United Storm Water, Inc.

How to Submit the Application
The ECP Tier 1 Grant Program is described in Chapter 12 of OCTA's Comprehensive Transportation Funding Program (CTFP). An electronic version of the ECP Tier 1 Grant Application Form can be accessed here. Information must be submitted using the M2 ECP Tier 1 FY 2015-16 call for projects application. An unbound original and three copies (total of four) of the completed application form and related exhibits are to be submitted to OCTA no later than 5 p.m. on May 15, 2015. 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 by late summer 2015. Successful Tier 1 Grant recipients will be required to enter into an agreement with OCTA for expenditure of funds prior to project implementation.

OCTA staff also will be available to any local agency staff interested in an individual meeting to discuss the application process. We encourage agency participation with the individual meetings to facilitate with the applications process. If you have any questions regarding the call, please submit them via email at ECPcall@octa.net. If you require any other assistance, please contact Dan Phu, Section Manager, at (714) 560-5907.

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