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Pre-Planning and Legal Entity Formation Assistance Program

Last Update:  June 26, 2014 

The Pre-Planning and Legal Entity Formation Assistance Program (Pre-Planning) is designed to assist communities that do not have access to safe drinking water, and public water systems (PWS) not eligible for Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF) funding due to the lack of an eligible entity.  The Drinking Water Program has grant funds available under a new local assistance set-aside for a pilot program to assist with the formation of a legal entity with the necessary authority to enable access to the SDWSRF project funding process for these communities.


We have posted the results of the initial 2013 Pre-Planning Application review and ranking.  Click on the link below to download the list.

Pre-Planning Application Materials

2013 Pre-Planning Applications were due on November 8, 2013. No additional applications are being accepted at this time. This is a pilot program whose results will be reviewed to determine future funding availability.

Pre-planning/Legal Entity Formation Claim Forms

Questions or Comments?

Applicants are encouraged to check this site frequently for updates.  If you have general questions about the Pre-Planning program, please contact Kim Dinh at (916) 552-9127, or Kim.Dinh@waterboards.ca.gov.  When emailing, please include your county in the subject line to ensure your email is sent to the person most able to assist you.

You may also contact your local Regional Funding Coordinator (RFC) (PDF)Opens in new window.for assistance:

  • Region 1 Northern California: Pete Stamas, (916) 552-9983 Pete.Stamas@waterboards.ca.gov
    Alpine, Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, Yuba
  • Region 2 Coastal Area: Maria Pang, (916) 445-2493 Maria.Pang@waterboards.ca.gov
    Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma
  • Region 3 Central Valley: Joel Greathouse, (559) 447-3481 Joel.Greathouse@waterboards.ca.gov
    Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
  • Region 4 Los Angeles Area: Lawrence Sanchez, (818) 551-2017 Lawrence.Sanchez@waterboards.ca.gov
    Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
  • Region 5 Southern California: Kyle Ochenduszko, (714) 558-4708 Kyle.Ochenduszko@waterboards.ca.gov 
    Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego


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Last modified on: 7/14/2014 5:24 PM