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 and Final 2019 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.
- Final 2019 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines - (PDF) [590 KB]
- Final Round 1 - Implementation Grant PSP - (PDF) [609 KB]
- Proposal Summary Form (Excel) - (PDF) [72 KB]
- Project Information Form (Excel) - (PDF) [83 KB]
In addition, supplemental information pertinent and necessary to complete a grant application for this solicitation can be found in the drop-down menus below.
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|
|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|
|San Diego||Sept. 6, 2019||Sept. 18, 2019||-NA-||October 18, 2019|
|San Joaquin River|
|Tulare Kern||May 31, 2019||June 25, 2019||-NA-||July 12, 2019|
|Note:||TBD* - Final Applications are due 8 weeks following receipt of DWR feedback. 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/Summer 2019||Pre-Application Material Submittal and optional Workshop (date determined by funding area)|
|Summer 2019 - First application anticipated||Round 1 Final Grant Applications Due to DWR|
|2019||Round 1 Final Grant Awards|
|2020||Round 2 Grant Solicitation Process Begins|
|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 more than $14 million in grant funding for projects that increase water quality, supply, and infrastructure in California communities.
Local agencies, State government representatives, and community members came together May 11 to celebrate the completion of the Upper Sausal Creek Erosion Control Restoration Project, a collaborative effort that provides improvements to the community of Oakland and local fish habitats.
The California Department of Water Resources announced the opening of the 45-day public comment period for the Draft Proposition 68 2019 Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program Guidelines and the Planning – Round 3 Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP).
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