As part of ongoing efforts to invest in water resilience programs in communities across California, DWR celebrated a $7.9 million grant awarded to the Yolo Subbasin Groundwater Agency to support groundwater recharge, sustainability planning, and water management.
Implementation Grant Program
The IRWM Implementation Grant Program provides funding for implementation projects that meet the intent of Proposition 1, Chapter 7. Proposition 1 authorized $510 million for the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to award IRWM grants, with specified allocations to 12 Funding Areas in California (Water Code §79744). The Pie-Chart to the right shows the split of $510 million.
Round 2 Grant Solicitation
In May 2022, DWR issued the final 2022 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines and the Round 2 Implementation Grant Proposal Solicitation Package, making approximately $201 million available and initiating the solicitation process.
Round 2 consists of two application deadlines: Cycle 1 applications were due August 19, 2022, and Cycle 2 applications were due March 24, 2023.
Round 2 Cycle 2 Grant Awards
In Round 2 Cycle 2, DWR has awarded $143.7 million to 23 IRWM Regions from ten Funding Areas. This award concludes the Proposition 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Program. See the Summary Final Funding Recommendations and Detailed Final Funding Recommendations linked below:
Round 2 Cycle 1 Grant Awards
In Round 2 Cycle 1, DWR awarded $57.13 million to 16 IRWM Regions from seven Funding Areas. See the Summary Final Funding Recommendations and Detailed Final Funding Recommendations linked below:
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
- Proposition 1 IRWM Implementation Round 2 FAQs
- Proposition 1 Cost Share Calculator
|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|
|Second Deadline of Applications|
Guidelines & Proposal Solicitation Package
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As California welcomes the start of a new water year, the Department of Water Resources joined local officials and the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water to celebrate two projects that will build climate resiliency in underserved communities and diversify water supplies in the region.
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On Wednesday, Stockton East Water District and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) joined local and federal officials to highlight a $12.2 million project that will support groundwater recharge, water quality and habitat restoration project along the Calaveras River.
Local agencies make progress to protect communities and improve groundwater recharge; 40 basin groundwater sustainability plans approved to date.
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DWR announced $9.2 million in grants to five projects that will restore streams and creeks to more natural environmental conditions and reduce flood risk across multiple communities in California.