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. 

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

Resources

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.
     
  • Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program: The Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Grant Program provides funding for groundwater sustainability planning and implementation projects through competitive grant solicitation processes. The Implementation Round 1 grant solicitation will provide $26 million in Proposition 68 funds for implementation projects located within Critically Overdrafted (COD) basins.


 

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The California Grants Portal – your one destination to find all state grant and loan opportunities provided on a first-come or competitive basis. Visit grants.ca.gov to find funding opportunities for you and your community.

Current and Upcoming Events

On October 30, 2020, DWR released the Final Implementation PSP. On November 9 2020, DWR will begin the acceptance of grant applications for Round 1. This solicitation will close on January 8, 2021. An application assistance workshop will be held December 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., PDT to review the appli ...
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