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Environmental Cleanup Program Tier 1 Call for Projects

Project contact
Marissa Espino
Community Relations Officer
(714)560-5607 | mespino@octa.net


The Environmental Cleanup Program (Program) helps improve overall water quality in Orange County from transportation-generated pollution. Program funds will be allocated on a countywide competitive basis to assist jurisdictions in meeting the Clean Water Act for controlling transportation-generated pollution. The funds are designed to supplement, not supplant, existing transportation-related water quality programs.


On May 2010, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors (Board) approved a two-tiered approach to fund the Measure M2 (M2) Project X Environmental Cleanup Program (ECP). The Tier 1 Grant Program is designed to mitigate the more visible forms of pollutants, such as litter and debris, which collect on roadways and in catch basins (i.e., storm drains) prior to being deposited in waterways and the ocean. The Tier 2 Grant program provides funding for larger projects (i.e. treating catchment areas of 50 acres or greater), potentially multi-jurisdictional, capital-intensive structural treatment best management practice (BMP) types of projects.

FY 2021-2022 Call for Projects

On February 8, 2021, the OCTA Board authorized the Tier 1 fiscal year (FY) 2021-22 call for projects (call). The call is now open and applications are due by Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications must be prepared and submitted by the local agency utilizing the M2 ECP Tier 1 FY 2021 application. An electronic copy of the application and supporting documentation are to be submitted to OCTA at AHernandez@octa.net. Applicants can submit application materials via e-mail, USB drive or Dropbox. CD/DVD submission will not be accepted. Please refer to link for details on submittal instructions, along with instructions in the 2021 CTFP Guidelines for Chapter 11 ECP Tier 1 Grant Program.

Scoring published in the CTFP Guidelines and approved by the OCTA Board on February 8, 2021 will be used in all final project evaluations.

If you have any questions regarding the call or if you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss an application or proposed project, please contact Alfonso Hernandez at (714) 560-5363 or AHernandez@octa.net.

Purchase and Installation Agreements

The vendors below were selected by the County of Orange to achieve economies of scale on a list of fixed price units for the purchase and installation of devices to remove litter, debris and other water quality pollutants. All cities and the County of Orange may utilize these vendors or may choose to procure separate contracts with other vendors. OCTA does not endorse or recommend these or any other vendors. The funding recipient’s decision to utilize these contracts is strictly voluntary.

Call Questions/Answers

If you have any questions regarding the call, please submit them via email to Alfonso Hernandez at ahernandez@octa.net. OCTA will respond to questions as soon as possible.

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