Welcome to Sacramento River Funding

This web page and the various links provide a summary of the activities and outcomes conducted for the Sacramento River Funding Area (SRFA) Proposition 1 Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program (DACIP).

The web page is comprised of 4 components:

  • A set of five Capital Improvements Plan (CIPS) prepared for jurisdictions across the region
  • The Yuba Racial Equity Pilot (Tu Agua)
  • The Fourth Grade Water Education Program
  • Archives: which summarize all of the activities undertaken over the course of the SRFA-DACIP including a summary of the program and its objectives, an overview of the various services/activities the program engaged in, a description of DAC water systems within the SRFA, a description of the 4 types of available technical assistance, a summary of Needs Assessments Outreach, description of Case Studies on Community Perspectives and a Tribal Needs Assessment), and finally, a series of documents prepared during the project).

The SRFA comprises six Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Regions: Upper Pit River Watershed (UPR); Upper Sacramento, McCloud, and Lower Pit River (USR); North Sacramento Valley (NSV); a portion of Westside; a portion of Yuba County; and a portion of the American River Basin (ARB). A map of the SRFA is provided on the following page.

Work supported by the DACIP grant occurred from January 2017 through March 2024 in two phases, with Phase 2 occurring over two separate periods:

  • Phase 1: January 2017 – September 2018
  • Phase 2.1: October 2018 – September 2019
  • Phase 2.2: October 2019 – March 2024

It is important to note that the outbreak of Covid in early 2020, combined with the various restrictions on gatherings and transition to Zoom and other online meeting/communication strategies, greatly impacted Phase 2.2 of the program in terms of both timing and design/implementation of project components.

Phase 1 of the DACIP grant was focused solely on Outreach and Needs Assessments. The results of Phase 1 directly informed the development of the Phase 2 activities. Phase 2 in all years was focused on working to meet the needs identified during Phase 1 to the extent possible, given the extensive geographic scope of the SRFA, ranges of needs across this diverse funding area, schedule, and available funding.

The large geographic area included in the SRFA, in combination with the high level of engagement of the SRFA IRWM groups and ambitious nature of the Work Plan, required a significant amount of coordination and communication. The Project Team convened an SRFA Subcommittee made up of representatives from each of the six IRWM Regions to facilitate input into the DACIP process. The SRFA Subcommittee established program components, strategies, and approaches, and determined locations for targeted activities, ensuring that activities were spread across the SRFA and that urban and rural areas were supported in strategically different ways. The Project Team continued to coordinate with the SRFA Subcommittee, DACIP Coordinators (where placed), Project Partners, and local disadvantaged community (DAC) representatives throughout the duration of the DACIP grant, refining tasks and troubleshooting as needed.