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Commercial Landscape Incentive Program (CLIP)
The Commercial Landscape Incentive Program (CLIP) is a grant program offered by the San Diego County Water Authority (Water Authority). This Program is designed to assist commercial, multi-family, industrial and institutional property owners with hardware changes to improve irrigation efficiency. Previous participants in the Water Authority’s PALM (Professional Assistance for Landscape Management) Program or the City of San Diego’s Commercial Landscape Survey Program (CLSP) that received a report identifying recommendations for site improvements are eligible to apply.
The intent of this grant is to achieve water savings by providing an incentive to customers to replace existing irrigation equipment with new, efficient equipment and hardware and by providing an incentive to previous landscape audit participants to implement the recommendations from their survey by installing new, efficient irrigation hardware and equipment. All sites with dedicated irrigation meters will also be enrolled in a water budget program.
CLIP Grant participants are eligible to apply for funding from the Water Authority to receive up to $2,500.00 per acre to upgrade irrigation hardware. Commercial and multi-family sites may receive a total of $5,000.00. Public sites may receive a total of $10,000.00. Funds will not be provided for labor, plant materials, delivery or installation. Manufacturer List Price will be used as a basis for determining reimbursement. Funds are limited.
5 Easy Steps to Participate
Step 1: Complete the attached application. Be sure to include: (a) estimated quantities of hardware (if the hardware is not listed on the application, please include an explanation of the proposed upgrades); (b) a contractor’s bid or proposal for the proposed work; and (c) property site map (if available). Be sure to sign and date the application. [The contractor installing the hardware must be a California licensed contractor with a C-27 landscaping classification.]
Step 2: Fax the application with supporting documents to the San Diego Landscape Program at 310.414.8820 or Mail to: San Diego Landscape, P.O. Box 786, El Segundo, CA 90245.
Step 3: After being notified of application approval, complete the installation and hardware upgrades within sixty (60) days of approval notification. [Note: Grant funds are limited and will not be reserved unless installation is confirmed at the time of approval notification.]
Step 4: Call (800) 986-4538 (option 2, 5) after completing the installation to schedule an appointment to verify installation. [All sites must be inspected prior to check issue.]
Step 5: Fax the final receipt(s) to receive reimbursement to the San Diego Landscape Program at 310.414.8820 or Mail to: San Diego Landscape, P.O. Box 786, El Segundo, CA 90245. [Note: As authorized by law, information furnished pursuant to participation in the Program may be given to the United States Internal Revenue Service and/or the proper official of any state imposing an income tax or tax measured by income (see Section 6041 of the Internal Revenue Code and Section 1.6041-1 of the Income Tax Regulations.)]
For CLIP Grant and other landscape program information, please call (800) 986-4538 (option 2, 5)
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