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Savings Through Efficiency Program Grant Application


  1. 1. Overview and Definitions
  2. 2. Grant Guidelines
  3. 3. Grant Evaluation
  4. 4. Grant Application
  5. 5. Grant Application
  6. 6. Hold Harmless and Indemnification Agreement
  7. 7. Required Supplemental Information
  8. 8. Project Budget
  9. 9. Additional Funding Sources
  • Overview and Definitions

    1. STEP Grant Overview

      The Savings Through Efficiency Program (STEP) Grant is a program designed to encourage water users in Sweetwater Authority’s service area to implement equipment retrofits or innovative projects/devices which maximize the efficient use of potable water for approved uses.

      The Authority encourages pilot water efficiency improvement projects to submit STEP Grant applications. Incentive awards are limited to a maximum of $5,000 per project. Applications will be accepted from July 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018 or until funds are exhausted. Limited funding is available for the program; this is a reimbursement incentive only. Projects must be completed by June 7, 2018 and all payment requests (including supporting documents) must be received from the applicant by June 13, 2018.

      Grant funding is available on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Sweetwater Authority’s Water Efficiency Program at 619-409-6779.

    2. Definitions

      Terms used in this grant application package have the meanings described below:

      Applicant – Retail customer seeking grant funds from the Authority for a proposed equipment retrofit of existing water using equipment, pursuant to the instructions and guidelines set forth in this application package.
      Award – The decision by the Authority to provide grant funds, following the review and evaluation of a completed application. An award is made through a Grant Agreement.
      Grant Agreement (Agreement) – A written contract between the Authority and the recipient of grant funds, which includes the obligations and conditions governing the use of grant funds.
      Pre-Project Inspection – Required inspection to verify project information.
      Post Project Inspection – Required inspection to verify installation of qualifying equipment and meter information.
      One Hundred Cubic Feet (HCF) – A measure of water expressed as 100 cubic feet (HCF). One HCF is equivalent to 748 gallons of water.
      Reservation Letter – A written notice of the reservation of grant funds.
      Site Inspection – Optional inspection to verify continued operation of grant-funded equipment. Inspection may be arranged with the Applicant, at the discretion of the Authority, for up to 5 years from completion of the project.