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. 


DWR announced the opening of the public comment period for the Riverine Stewardship Program: San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program (SJFPEP) & Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP) Grants Draft Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP).


Grants and Loans

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

Alphabetical List of Grant Programs


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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.

  • Central Valley Tributaries Program : The program will fund multi-benefit flood risk reduction projects that (1) address flood risk for urban communities, small communities and/or rural areas; and (2) enhance ecosystems by improving fish and wildlife habitat and water quality downstream. Applications are due February 12, 2019.

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