In an effort to boost water supply reliability for millions of Californians, DWR announced its first round of funding to 20 agencies responsible for managing critically overdrafted groundwater basins throughout the state.
Implementation Grant Program
The IRWM Implementation Grant Program provides funding for implementation projects that meet the intent of Proposition 1, Chapter 7.
Approximately $403 million in grant funding is being made available for implementation projects with at least $51 million being made available for projects that provide benefits to Disadvantaged Communities. DWR is awarding grants on a competitive basis in two funding rounds. To apply for grants through this program, 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.
Round 2 Grant Solicitation
Table: Available Funds in Round 2
Round 1 Grant Solicitation
On April 22, 2019, DWR released the Final Proposition 1 - Round 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) and Final 2019 Guidelines (Guidelines). This solicitation made approximately $222 million available.
In 2020, DWR awarded $211 million to 42 IRWM Regions in the Round 1 funding for implementation projects including approximately $25 million for disadvantaged community projects.
- Final 2022 Guidelines
- Final 2022 Proposal Solicitation Package
- Final Attachment 1 Self Certification Form
- Final Attachment 2 Work Plan
- Final Attachment 3 Budget
- Final Attachment 4 Schedule
- Final Attachment 7 Project Selection
- Environmental Information Form
- Decision Support Tools in Proposition 1 IRWM Implementation
- Prop 1 Implementation Agreement Template
- 2022 IRWM Plan Guidebook
|Tentative Schedule||Milestone or Activity|
|December 10, 2021||Draft Proposal Solicitation Package and Guidelines Released|
|January - February 2022||Public Comment Workshop(s)|
|February 18, 2022||Last Day of Public Comment|
|May 17, 2022||Final Proposal Solicitation Package and Guidelines Released|
|August 19, 2022||First Deadline of Applications|
|February 1, 2023||Second Deadline of Applications|
Guidelines & Proposal Solicitation Package
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As DWR continues to support local actions to protect groundwater resources over the long term, today it released the Final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package for the Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program.