California Consulting Senior Director Dana Leusch and Mark Kindelberger, sales executive with Schneider Electric’s Stockton office, met with State water officials on December 4th

120415 danaCalifornia Consulting Senior Director Dana Leusch and Mark Kindelberger, sales executive with Schneider Electric’s Stockton office, met with State water officials on December 4th to discuss outreach strategies to small cities across the state to provide information about the Small Community Wastewater Grant Program. This program, funded with Prop. 1 water bond funds, has $260 million available to help disadvantaged communities, or DACs (80% of state MHI and under 20,000 population) plan and implement wastewater treatment upgrades. Up to $500,000 is available for planning — with no match required for qualifying DACs. This grant program is being overlooked by many small communities, but California Consulting and Schneider Electric hope to team up to change that and spread the word. “There is grant funding and technical help for disadvantaged, small cities to make these projects a reality,” said Kindelberger. “But many smaller communities don’t know these funds are available to them. The Prop. 1 funding won’t be around forever, and we want to let cities know about this valuable program.”

You can contact dana@californiaconsulting.org to learn more about how to apply to the SWCRB Small Community Wastewater Grant Program.