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Posted on: May 14, 2013

[ARCHIVED] City Awarded $3 Million in Stormwater Grant

The City of South Lake Tahoe has been awarded a competitive grant from the State Water Resources Control Board through the Proposition 84 Stormwater Grant Program (SWGP).

A total of $42 million was available for Round 1 Implementation projects throughout the State that are designed to reduce and prevent stormwater contamination of rivers, lakes, and streams. The City was one of the 37 applicants to make it through the first round of the application process, and one of only 24 applicants selected for funding.

The grant application was a highly competitive two-step process with 90 applicants, Statewide, requesting $119 million in grant funds with $54 million in matching funds.

The City was awarded the maximum grant amount available of $3 million, which will be used for construction of the City’s Bijou Area Erosion Control Project. The project is scheduled for construction in the summers of 2013 and 2014.

Construction updates are available on-line through the City’s web page at

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