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$3 Million Available from OC Go to Protect County’s Oceans and Waterways

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability in Orange County, OCTA has made available $3 million in competitive funding and issued a call for projects aimed at improving overall water quality in Orange County.

The funding is available through OCTA’s Environmental Cleanup Program for projects that reduce the impacts of transportation-related water pollution by removing litter and debris before it reaches the ocean and other waterways.

Cities and the county can propose projects through the program, which is funded by OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, also known as Measure M.

It is estimated that more than 60 million gallons of trash have been captured through this program since its inception in 2011.

Project applications are due by April 27 and funding is expected to be awarded by July 1.