Implementation Grant Program

The IRWM Implementation Grant Program provides funding for implementation projects that meet the intent of Proposition 1, Chapter 7.   DWR plans to award grants on a competitive basis in at least two funding rounds.

In order to apply for grants from this solicitation, project proponents must coordinate through their established IRWM Regional Water Management Group, and the Regional Group must in turn coordinate with other groups within the Proposition 1 IRWM Funding Area. 

Public Comment Period Now Open

On October 5, 2018 DWR released the 2018 Proposition 1 - Round 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Draft Proposal Solicitation Package and Draft 2018 Guidelines for public review. DWR is proposing that approximately $194 million be made available for implementation projects with approximately $18 million designated for projects that provide benefits to Disadvantaged Communities. DWR encourages public comment on the draft solicitation package documents found below. As of November 13, 2018  DWR has extended the Public Comment Period to Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5pm.

Key information Needed from Funding Areas

During the public comment period, each Funding Area will have the opportunity to provide feedback to DWR regarding how much funding should be made available during Round 1, as well as other solicitation process details. The feedback related to funding amounts should be coordinated and agreed upon amongst all IRWM regions, disadvantaged communities, tribes, and other interested parties within each Funding Area. Please see the solicitation package cover letter (below) for full details.

Solicitation Package Documents

  1. Cover Letter required read which provides important instructions for prospective applicants

  2. IRWM Grant Program Draft 2018 Guidelines

  3. IRWM Implementation Grant Program 2018 Draft PSP - includes Proposal Summary and Project Information Form

Public Comment Submittals

Public comments can be submitted for the 2018 Draft PSP and Draft 2018 Guidelines by one of the following methods:

1. Electronic Mail
    Transmitted comments should be sent to dwr_irwm@water.ca.gov. Electronic files should be MS Word compatible or PDF.

2. Hard Copy via U.S. Mail
    California Department of Water Resources
    Division of Integrated Regional Water Management
    Financial Assistance Branch
    Post Office Box 942836
    Sacramento, CA 94236
    Attention: Linda Woolridge

3. Hard Copy via Hand Delivery
    901 P Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Attention: Linda Woolridge

4. Participate in one of our four (4) public meetings in person or by remote web access.

 

Program Schedule

2018 Proposition 1 - Round 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Program Proposal Solicitation Process and Schedule
Milestone or Activity Tentative Schedule1
Public Comment Period open for 2018 Draft PSP and Draft Guidelines   October 5 -

November 20, 2018 December 14, 2018

Public Meeting 1 - Skype will not be accessible for this meeting

November 5, 2018
Tribal: 10:00-11:30 AM
General: Noon-2:30 PM
Betty Rodriguez Regional Library
3040 N. Cedar Avenue
Fresno, CA. 93703

Public Meeting 2 -  Skype will not be accessible for this meeting

November 7, 2018
Tribal: 10:30-Noon
General: 1:00-3:00 PM
DWR Northern Region Office
2440 Main Street
Red Bluff, CA. 96080

Public Meeting 3 - Skype information below, note different information for each meeting:

Tribal Meeting Skype Information:
Join online meeting
Join by Phone: +19165732034
Conference ID: 35201679#

General Meeting Skype Information:
Join online meeting
Join by Phone: +19165732034
Conference ID: 6746890#

*For clarity of call please use either phone or computer audio, not both.

November 13, 2018
Tribal: 10:30-Noon
General: 1:00-3:00 PM
Water Replenishment District of Southern California, Board Room
4040 Paramount Blvd.
Lakewood, CA. 90712

Public Meeting 4 - Skype information below, note different information for each meeting:

Tribal Meeting Skype Information:
Join online meeting
Join by Phone: +19165732034
Conference ID: 67207933#
Tribal Meeting Handouts and Presentation

General Meeting Skype Information:
Join online meeting
Join by Phone: +19165732034
Conference ID: 40458168#
General Meeting Handouts and Presentation

*For clarity of call please use either phone or computer audio, not both.
November 15, 2018
Tribal: 11:00-12:30 PM
General: 1:30-3:30 PM
California Natural Resources Agency, Room 1131
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814
DWR Releases Final PSP             Early 2019
Funding Area Pre-Application Workshops (date determined by funding area)             Approximately February 2019 - July 2019
Round 1 Grant Applications due to DWR First application anticipated April 2019
Round 1 Grant Awards 2019
Round 2 Grant Solicitation Process Begins 2020
Notes: Schedule subject to change; check website frequently.

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