Draft Award Funding Recommendation for the Water Desalination Grant Program Released for Public Comment


The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the Draft Award Funding Recommendation for the fourth group of applications received, and reviewed under the Water Desalination Grant Continuous Application Process. These applications are referred to as CAP4.

This funding is made possible by the 2002 Proposition 50, the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection.

The funding recommendation shown in the table below is subject to Public Review for 10 calendar days starting on May 6, 2021, and ending on May 15, 2021.


Project Name

Recommended Funding

San Diego County Water Authority

Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant Wedgewire Screen Demonstration Project


DWR staff will conduct an online public meeting to present the CAP4 recommendation, accept public comments, and discuss the possible next steps in the Program:

Information on the Public Webinar next week is:

  • Agenda: Present the draft funding recommendation, provide information of next steps, and accept public comments
  • Date: May 12, 2021
  • Time: 11:00 to 12:00 pm
  • Teams Meeting Link:  Click here to join the meeting
  • Conference Line: +1 916-573-2034
  • Conference ID: 801 196 382#

Comments will be accepted during the online-only public meeting. Grant applicants and the general public can also submit written comments on this draft funding recommendation. Following the review of public comments, DWR will publish the Final Award List and notify each recipient.

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Please submit any written comments by e-mail to DesalPSP@water.ca.gov

If you have any questions, please contact Sean Sou at (916) 651-9269 or by e-mail at sean.sou@water.ca.gov.