Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program

The Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Grant Program provides funding for sustainable groundwater planning and implementation projects through a competitive grant solicitation process. Projects may include the development and implementation of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) and those that provide investments in groundwater recharge with surface water, stormwater, recycled water, the prevention of groundwater contamination.

Then-Governor Jerry Brown signed into law in 2014 a three-bill legislative package collectively known as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). It established for the first time in California history a framework for sustainable groundwater management.  

Current Grant Solicitation

On September 9, 2019, DWR opened the SGM Grant Program’s Planning Grant – Round 3 grant solicitation to make approximately $47 million available for competitive grants. The Planning – Round 3 grant solicitation will close on November 1, 2019 and grant awards are anticipated in March 2020.

The Proposition 68 SGM Implementation Grant solicitation is anticipated to open in early 2020. At least $88 million will be available for competitive grants for projects that address drought and groundwater investments.  More details to come.

Funding Sources

The SGM Grant Program is funded by Proposition 68 and Proposition 1. Additional information can found below.

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Contact Us

Kelley List, PG

(916) 651-9222

Zaffar Eusuff, PE, PhD

(916) 651-9266

Applicant Assistance Workshop

The 2019 Flood-MAR Public Forum will build on the 2017 Public Forum discussions and specifically focus on topics related to Flood-MAR project implementation.

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