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. 

Low water levels at Lake Mendocino, a large reservoir in Mendocino County, California, northeast of Ukiah on October 13, 2021.

To address drought impacts across the state, DWR announced the release of the program guidelines and proposal solicitation package to distribute $200 million in funding available through the Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Grant Program.

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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

Resources

Open Solicitations

These programs are accepting applications for funding.

  • Small Community Drought Relief Program This program offers $200 million in funding to support small communities facing water supply challenges due to the current drought. Funding is available on a first come, first serve basis until all funds have been expended.
  • Floodplain Management, Protection and Risk Awareness (FMPRA) Grant Program This solicitation makes $50.4 million available with approximately $5 million reserved for planning and monitoring projects that will lead to the successful selection, design, and implementation of flood risk reduction activities related to stormwater flooding, mudslides, and flash floods.

  • Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Grant Program This program provides $100 million for Urban Communities and $200 million for Multibenefit projects. These grants are intended to provide water to communities that face the loss or contamination of their water supplies, to address immediate impacts on human health and safety, and to protect fish and wildlife resources.


CA Grants Portal

 

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.

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