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

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 CommunitiesDWR plans to award grants on a competitive basis in at least 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. 

Current Grant Solicitation (Round 1)

Draft Funding Lists:

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 with approximately $23.6 million reserved for projects that directly benefit disadvantaged communities.

Starting February 2020, DWR will release recommended funding lists for each IRWM funding area, which will be subject to public review for 21 calendar days. Links to recommended funding lists will be posted below as they are released: 

(*NOTE: To view the full list of draft and final funding awards and public comment period dates, please click the "Draft and Final Award Lists" accordion below.)

Final Awards Lists:

Starting April 2020, DWR will release final funding awards for each IRWM funding area. Links to final funding lists will be posted below as they are released:


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

Guidelines & Proposal Solicitation Package

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Grant Updates

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The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced $7 million in grants to restore streams, creeks, and rivers to more natural environmental conditions and reduce flood damage risks across multiple communities in California.

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Continuous Application Process schedule is revised as follows: March 12: GRanTS open for application preparation for Continuous Application process. March 30: Begin receiving applications for Continuous Application Process.

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