Implementation Grant Program

San Joaquin Delta

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.

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.  

On April  22, 2019, DWR released the Final Proposition 1 - Round 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) and Final 2019 Guidelines (Guidelines). Approximately $222 million in grant funding is being made available for implementation projects with approximately $23.6 million being made available for projects that provide benefits to Disadvantaged Communities. The documents below will provide potential grant applicants with an overview of the program and detailed requirements for this solicitation.

On October 18, 2018, DWR released draft amendments to the Proposition IRWM Implementation PSP and Guidelines. DWR is currently accepting public comments on the draft amendments. All comments must be received by 8 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019. Please submit comments to:

In addition, supplemental information pertinent and necessary to complete a grant application for this solicitation can be found in the drop-down menus below.

Public Meetings

DWR staff will conduct an online-only public meeting to present the CAP3 draft funding recommendations for the Desalination grant Program, accept public comments, and discuss the possible next steps in the program.

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