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.
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: DWR_IRWM@water.ca.gov
- Announcement: Proposition 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Program -- Proposed Revisions to Documents
- Proposed Amendments to Final 2019 Guidelines and Round 1 Implementation Grant PSP
- Final 2019 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines
- Final Round 1 - Implementation Grant PSP
- Proposal Summary Form (Excel)
- Project Information Form (Excel)
In addition, supplemental information pertinent and necessary to complete a grant application for this solicitation can be found in the drop-down menus below.
- IRWM Region Contact List - (PDF) [176 KB]
- Agreement Template - (PDF) [362 KB]
- Frequently Asked Questions - (PDF) [362 KB]
- Groundwater Management Plan Self-Certification Form - (PDF) [23 KB]
- Water Meter Self-Certification Form - (PDF) [78 KIB]
- IRWM Plan Adoption Form - (PDF) [523 KB]
The 2018 Proposition 1 - Round 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Draft Proposal Solicitation Package and Draft 2018 Guidelines were made available for public review and comment between October 5 and December 14, 2018.
Public Meeting Materials -
|Funding Area||Pre-Application Submittal Deadline||Workshop Date #1||Workshop Date #2||DWR Feedback Deadline||Final Application Deadline (TBD*)|
|North Coast||May 31, 2019||-NA-||-NA-||July 12, 2019||Sept. 6, 2019|
|San Francisco||August 9, 2019||August 23, 2019||-NA-||Sept. 20, 2019|
|Central Coast||Sept. 10, 2019||Sept. 23, 2019||Sept. 24, 2019||October 22, 2019|
|Los Angeles||August 23, 2019||Sept. 9, 2019||Sept. 10, 2019||October 4, 2019|
|Santa Ana||July 26, 2019||August 14, 2019||-NA-||Sept. 6, 2019||November 1, 2019|
|San Diego||Sept. 6, 2019||Sept. 18, 2019||-NA-||October 18, 2019|
|Sacramento River||August 23, 2019||Sept. 13, 2019||Sept. 20, 2019||October 4, 2019|
|San Joaquin River||August 9, 2019||August 28, 2019||-NA-||Sept. 20, 2019|
|Tulare Kern||May 31, 2019||June 25, 2019||-NA-||July 12, 2019||Sept. 6, 2019|
|Lahontan||July 15, 2019||July 30, 2019||August 6, 2019||August 26, 2016||October 21, 2019|
|Colorado River||July 29, 2019||August 12, 2019||-NA-||Sept. 9, 2019||November 4, 2019|
|Mountain Counties||August 16, 2019||Sept. 4, 2019||Sept. 5, 2019||Sept. 27 , 2019|
|Note:||TBD* - Final Applications are due 8 weeks following receipt of DWR feedback, by 5:00 PM. DWR will update the online schedule for Final Application deadlines as feedback is sent out to applicants. Please check the schedule often for updates.|
|Tentative Schedule||Milestone or Activity|
|April 2019||DWR releases 2019 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines and Final Round 1 - Implementation Grant PSP|
May 8, 2019
Applicant Assistance Webinar #1
May 14, 2019
Time: 1:30 - 3 PM
Applicant Assistance Webinar #2
Applicant Assistance Presentation - (PDF) [2162 KB]
Available via Go To:
Webinar Location (Limited in-person space available, please RSVP):
Bonderson Building (2nd floor), Large Conference Room
901 P Street Room 213 - A
Sacramento, Ca. 95814
|Spring - Fall 2019||Pre-Application Material Submittal and Optional Workshop (date determined by Funding Area)|
|Fall 2019 (first application submitted)||Round 1 Final Grant Applications Due to DWR|
|Mid 2020 (anticipated)||Round 1 Final Grant Awards|
|Notes: Deadlines for submitting Pre-Application Materials and Final Grant Applications for each Funding Area will be posted on this webpage as they are established; check website frequently for updates.|
DWR announced $4.9 million of Proposition 1E and $5 million of Proposition 1 funding is available in Fiscal Year 2019-20 for Directed Funding action under the Delta Flood Emergency Response Grant Program, Round 2 Guidelines.
State representatives and local San Bernardino County agencies recently celebrated the completion of the Stormwater Flood Reduction Project – a DWR-funded effort that will improve flood control and water supply reliability for the City of Victorville.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the Riverine Stewardship Program on July 1, 2019.
How to Contact Us
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