Project Funding

The Sterling Natural Resource Center is being funded by a variety of sources. Funding has been provided in full or in part by the Proposition 1 - the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board. 

California’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund is capitalized through a variety of funding sources, including grants from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and state bond proceeds.

SNRC Funding

The approved project guaranteed maximum price is $150 million, with the potential addition of co-generation digestion to generate electricity the project cost is estimated at $175 million. The energy that this facility could generate would offset all of the energy needs of the Sterling Natural Resource Center and contribute additional energy for the electrical grid, which is one of the District’s largest costs for operations. 

EVWD is continuously looking for additional funding services for the project, including additional grants and low-interest loans. 

As part of responsible governance, cost estimates have been calculated based on the actual operating costs of similar facilities. 

SNRC Rendering
  1. State Grants
  2. Development Fees
  3. Loans
  4. Wastewater Charges

The SNRC was awarded $6.7 million in grant funds from the State. These funds will help offset the existing customer’s portion of project costs.

Currently, the project has reached $150 million in funding from the California State Water Resources Control Board. 

In July 209, the Sterling Natural Resource Center secured $1.49 million in funding from the California Natural Resources Agency for the development of a demonstration garden that will also serve as new community outdoor space. Click here to learn more.