Agriculture Water Use Efficiency
This grant program funds agricultural water use efficiency projects. There are no open solicitations at this time. Total available Proposition 1 funding for this program was $30 million. Projects funded in the 2015 solicitation are in progress.
The grant guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) directly support the California Water Plan’s Action One: Make Conservation a California Way of Life, as well as several other actions. Funding through this program is also directed towards agricultural water management planning and water use efficiency projects and programs developed pursuant to Part 2.8 (commencing with Section 10800) of Division 6 of the California Water Code.
- Final Agricultural Water Use Efficiency 2015 Grants – Proposition 1 Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (1/27/2016) [PDF]
- Final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package Exhibits (1/27/2016) [PDF]
Final Awards Workshop was held:
February 10, 2016
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Department of Water Resources
Large Conference Room, 2nd Floor
901 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Workshop was also webcast – See Agenda [PDF])
- Reference 1- Monitoring Plan Guideline for Project Performance
- Grant Applications Online Tool
The Water Use Efficiency Grant Program is instrumental in helping urban and agricultural communities cope with water shortages and drought conditions through the implementation of water use efficiency projects that would achieve water savings, provide improved operational efficiencies, as well as provide water quality improvements, energy savings, and environmental benefits. By financially assisting local agencies in implementing their water use efficiency projects and programs, this grant program helps to reduce the need for additional water supplies, reduce diversions, save energy, and improve water supply reliability. Below is a table summarizing the water savings benefits achieved from this grant program.
- Section A, Implementation Projects: Agricultural water use efficiency implementation projects providing measurable benefits to the State.
- Section B, Other Projects: Agricultural water use efficiency projects that produce potential benefits to the State including: Technical Assistance; Planning, Feasibility Studies, and Pilot Projects; Research and Development; and, Training, Education, and Public Outreach
Documents & Resources
- GHG Assessment for CEQA Purposes: Informal Guidance for Water Related Issues
- Making Water Conservation a California Way Of Life
- SB 535 Disadvantaged Communities Map - Cal EnviroScreen 2.0
- Water Code Compliance Requirements