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 May 3, 2019, DWR released the Draft SGM Grant Program Proposition 68 2019 Guidelines and Planning Grant - Round 3 Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) to conduct the third SGM Planning Grant solicitation in mid-May to make approximately $47 million available for competitive grants.

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.

Grant Updates

Related Pages

Contact Us

Kelley List, PG

(916) 651-9222

Zaffar Eusuff, PE, PhD

(916) 651-9266

Key Documents

  • Exhibit A, Work Plan (Coming Soon)
  • Exhibit B, Budget (Coming Soon)
  • Exhibit C, Schedule (Coming Soon)
  • Proposition 68 SGM Grant Program Agreement Template (Coming Soon)
  • DWR CEQA Environmental Information Form (Coming Soon)

Draft Guidelines and PSP Workshops

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