Grants and Loans

We offer a number of grant and loan programs that support integrated water management activities addressing environmental stewardship, water supply reliability, public safety, and economic stability. Public agencies are eligible for most of our grant and loan programs, but other applicants may also be eligible, depending upon the program. Our latest grant program announcements are found below, followed by additional grant program details. 

A view along the Truckee River between Interstate 80 and Olympic Valley, California within Placer County.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced $7 million in grants to restore streams, creeks, and rivers to more natural environmental conditions and reduce flood damage risks across multiple communities in California.

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Grants and Loans

We offer a number of grant and loan programs that support integrated water management activities addressing environmental stewardship, water supply reliability, public safety, and economic stability. Public agencies are eligible for most of our grant and loan programs, but other applicants may also be eligible, depending upon the program. Our latest grant program announcements are found below, followed by additional grant program details.  

Alphabetical List of Grant Programs

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Open Solicitations

These programs are accepting applications for funding.

  • CalConserve Water Use Efficiency Loan Program: This program offers $10 million in loans to local agencies for specific types of water conservation and water use efficiency projects and programs that seek to achieve urban water use targets. Loans are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. 

  • Coastal Watershed Flood Risk Reduction Grant Program: This program will implement flood risk reduction projects with fish and wildlife habitat enhancements in coastal watersheds. Up to $24.3 million is available through Proposition 1 (2014).
      


Current and Upcoming Events

A public meeting will be held September 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM to present the draft PSP and solicit comments. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, DWR will host the meeting as a GoTo Meeting webinar. The meeting will be recorded and a link to the recording will be posted on the DWR website and emailed to sub ...
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