Proposition 1

On November 4, 2014, California voters approved Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Proposition 1 authorized $510 million in Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) funding. Funds are allocated to 12 hydrologic region-based Funding Areas.

 

The Proposition 1 IRWM Grant Program, administered by DWR, provides funding for projects that help meet the long-term water needs of the state, including:

  • Assisting water infrastructure systems adapt to climate change;
  • Providing incentives throughout each watershed to collaborate in managing the region's water resources and setting regional priorities for water infrastructure; and
  • Improving regional water self-reliance, while reducing reliance on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

IRWM Grant Program Guidelines

The 2016 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines are comprised of two volumes. Volume 1 contains the general process, procedures, and criteria that DWR will use to implement the Proposition 1 IRWM Grant Program, which includes the IRWM Planning and Disadvantaged Community Involvement Grant Programs. Volume 2 contains the IRWM Plan Standards and related guidance, and the region acceptance and plan review procedures.

  • Proposition 1 - 2016 IRWM Guidelines - Vol.1 and 2 (PDF) [1.1 MB]

 

The 2019 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines contain the general process, procedures, and criteria that DWR will use to implement the Proposition 1 IRWM Grant Program, which includes the IRWM Implementation Grant Program and any future grant programs pending another update to the guidelines.

  • Proposition 1 - 2019 IRWM Guidelines (PDF) [590 KB]

 

Current Solicitation

On April 22, 2019 DWR released the Proposition 1 - Round 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Program Final Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) and Final 2019 IRWM Guidelines.


Contact Information

Program

Contact

Phone Number

Email

IRWM Planning
Program Manager
 Ted Daum  (916) 651-9264  Theodore.Daum@water.ca.gov

DAC Involvement
Program Manager

Craig Cross

(916) 651-9204

Craig.Cross@water.ca.gov

IRWM Implementation
Program Manager

Rachel Ballanti

 

(916) 651-7193

 

Rachel.Ballanti@water.ca.gov