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

Programs are grouped by the types of projects they have funded.

Alphabetical List of Grant Programs

Grant Planning and Mapping Tools

  The Water Management Planning Tool is a web-based map application to assist local agencies in water management planning efforts. It allows users to overlay numerous Geographic Information Systems layers onto a map of California and toggle the layers on and off while varying each one's transparency. It's intended to assist local agencies with their responsibilities related to the California Water Plan, integrated regional water management, and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, and service as an informational tool for all interested parties.  
     
  The Disadvantaged Communities Mapping Tool is a web-based map application to assist local agencies and other interested parties in evaluating disadvantaged community status throughout the State, using the definition provided by Proposition 84 IRWM Guidelines (2015). It allows users to overlay the census place, census tract, and census block group as separate data layers. 
     
  The Economically Distressed Area Mapping Tool is a web-based application to assist local agencies and other interested parties in evaluating economically distressed area status throughout the State, using the definition specified under the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) Economically Distressed Area Instructions.  

Resources

Open Solicitations

  • 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.  

  • Water Desalination Grant Program: GRanTS open for application preparation for Continuous Application process. March 30: Begin receiving applications for Continuous Application Process.

 

 

The Grants Review and Tracking System is our online application tool

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