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 is awarding grants on a competitive basis in 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. 

Round 2 Grant Solicitation

The final Proposal Solicitation Package, as of the released date May 17, is making approximately $193 million available for awards. Below is a Table showing available funds in Round 2.  However, the amount of available funds may change based on the amendments to Round 1 Grant Agreements. This Table will be updated if any of the amounts change.

 Available Funds in Prop 1 Round 2

Table: Available Funds in Round 2 

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.

Guidelines & Proposal Solicitation Package

The documents below will provide potential grant applicants with an overview of the program and detailed requirements for this solicitation.

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Grant Updates

DWR announced the opening of the public comment period for the Riverine Stewardship Program: San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program (SJFPEP) & Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP) Grants Draft Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP).

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The Bureau of Reclamation, Friant Water Authority, and California Department of Water Resources celebrate the groundbreaking of a $187 million construction project to restore capacity in a 10-mile portion of the Friant-Kern Canal.

The Bureau of Reclamation, Friant Water Authority, and California Department of Water Resources today celebrated the groundbreaking of a $187 million construction project to restore capacity in a 10-mile portion of the Friant-Kern Canal. The event marks the beginning of Phase 1 of a multi-phased construction project, known as the Friant-Kern Canal ...

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