Grants Review and Tracking System

GRanTS (Grants Review and Tracking System) is DWR’s web-based grant application and management tool. It can be used to:

  • Apply for grants and loans.
  • Manage contracts and track projects.
  • Submit electronic contract deliverables and invoices.


  • Open Solicitations:

    • Riverine Stewardship Program: This Program offers $15 Million in funding to plan and implement projects that will reduce flooding, improve water quality, and restore streams, creeks, and rivers to enhance the environment for fish, wildlife, and people. The funding will be delivered through the Riverine Stewardship Program and its two subprograms: the Urban Streams Restoration Program (USRP) and the San Joaquin Fish Population Enhancement Program. To apply for grants through these programs project proponents must submit a concept proposal and submit a full application if invited to do so by the RSP team. Funding is available on a first come, first serve basis until all funds have been expended.
    • Instream Flow Water Purchase Program: The California Department of Water Resources, in coordination with the California Natural Resources Agency, will be accepting proposals for the Instream Flow Water Purchase Program. To ensure the greatest environmental benefit, promote the recovery of species, and improve upon existing flow conditions, the Instream Flow Water Purchase Program’s focus shall be on funding the acquisition of instream flows in the Sacramento-San Joaquin watershed provided January through June, with priority for flows provided in dry and critically dry water year types. Eligible applicants include individuals, non-profit groups, and public local entities that meet minimum qualifications set forth in these Guidelines. Under the program, the state will fund contracts, acquisition of water rights or land tied to water rights, or other projects that measurably enhance beneficial instream flows. Starting May 19, 2023, proposals will be accepted until funds are expended. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and applicants are urged to submit before 5:00 p.m. PST on October 1, 2023. Approximately up to $125 million of Prop. 68 funding and up to $235 million of general fund water resilience funding from previous budget cycles will be available for award. 

  •  The Grants Review and Tracking System (GRanTS) is conducting an online survey this month. Staff is looking for feedback on the current system, and suggestions for potential improvements. GRanTS is used to apply for funding, manage projects, and submit electronic documents. In addition to the survey, you can email ideas to the GRanTS helpline.

GRanTS Outages

  • GRanTS will be unavailable from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 13th, 2023  due to maintenance and updates.

Guide and FAQs

  Quick Reference Guide and Frequently Asked Questions can be found below.


  • Project Mapping Tool

    Use this map to fill in the Geographic Information (Latitude / Longitude) for your project. 

Grants Log In

Contact Information

GRanTS Helpdesk
Tel: (888) 907-4267
Monday: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday-Friday: 8:00AM-6:00PM
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