Implementation Grant Program

Pie Chart: Overall Funding Breakdown

The IRWM Implementation Grant Program provides funding for implementation projects that meet the intent of Proposition 1, Chapter 7. Proposition 1 authorized $510 million for the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to award IRWM grants, with specified allocations to 12 Funding Areas in California (Water Code §79744). The Pie-Chart to the right shows the split of $510 million.

The Implementation Grant Program has awarded over $403 million in two rounds of funding. In 2020, DWR awarded $211 million to 42 IRWM Regions, including approximately $25 million for Disadvantaged Community projects. In 2023, DWR awarded $201 million to 40 IRWM Regions, $93 million of which was awarded to projects benefitting Disadvantaged Communities and Tribes. This award concluded the Proposition 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Program.

Guidelines & Proposal Solicitation Package

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

How to Contact Us

Find general contact information in the directory, or select the button below for IRWM, including regional and grant contacts.

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Grant Updates

Go Golden check presentation to the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District.

As part of our continued partnership with local experts to make strategic investments in water supply resilience projects across the state, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) presented a $5.5 million grant to the Santa Ynez River Water Conservation District to support groundwater resilience in Central Coast communities, including disadvantaged ...

Graphic displaying Go Golden project information in California in 2023

In February 2023, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) launched the Go Golden Initiative to highlight partnerships between the State and local organizations and water agencies to fund bold and innovative projects that strengthen California’s water infrastructure and build community resilience.

DWR celebrated a $7.9 million grant awarded to the Yolo Subbasin Groundwater Agency

As part of ongoing efforts to invest in water resilience programs in communities across California, DWR celebrated a $7.9 million grant awarded to the Yolo Subbasin Groundwater Agency to support groundwater recharge, sustainability planning, and water management.