Tier 1 Call for Projects

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Environmental Cleanup Program Tier 1 Call for Projects

Project contact
Marissa Espino
Community Relations Officer
(714)560-5607 | mespino@octa.net

Overview

The Environmental Cleanup Program (Program) helps improve overall water quality in Orange County from transportation-generated pollution. Program funds will be allocated on a countywide competitive basis to assist jurisdictions in meeting the Clean Water Act for controlling transportation-generated pollution. The funds are designed to supplement, not supplant, existing transportation-related water quality programs.

Background

On May 2010, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors (Board) approved a two-tiered approach to fund the Measure M2 (M2) Project X Environmental Cleanup Program (ECP). The Tier 1 Grant Program is designed to mitigate the more visible forms of pollutants, such as litter and debris, which collect on roadways and in catch basins (i.e., storm drains) prior to being deposited in waterways and the ocean. The Tier 2 Grant program provides funding for larger projects (i.e. treating catchment areas of 50 acres or greater), potentially multi-jurisdictional, capital-intensive structural treatment best management practice (BMP) types of projects.

FY 2020-2021 Call for Projects

On March 9, 2020, the OCTA Board authorized staff to issue the Measure M2 ECP, Tier 1 fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 call for projects (call). The M2 ECP Tier 1 Program funds projects that mitigate the more visible forms of pollutants, such as litter and debris that collect on roadways and in catch basins prior to being deposited in waterways.

Approximately $2.8 million will be available to Orange County cities and the County of Orange for this funding cycle, which closed on June 25, 2020. As a resource, please find a list of frequently asked questions along with the FY-2020-2021 Application.

Purchase and Installation Agreements

The vendors below were selected by the County of Orange to achieve economies of scale on a list of fixed price units for the purchase and installation of devices to remove litter, debris and other water quality pollutants. All cities and the County of Orange may utilize these vendors or may choose to procure separate contracts with other vendors. OCTA does not endorse or recommend these or any other vendors. The funding recipient’s decision to utilize these contracts is strictly voluntary.

CTFP Guidelines

The Board approved revised CTFP Guidelines are available online and can be found here.

Call Questions/Answers

If you have any questions regarding the call, please submit them via email to Alfonso Hernandez at ahernandez@octa.net. OCTA will respond to questions as soon as possible.

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