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Proposal Solicitation Package for Proposition 1 Implementation Grants Released by DWR
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) recently released the final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Implementation Grant Program. Approximately $222.3 million in grant funding is available for implementation projects, with $23.6 million designated for projects that provide support to Disadvantaged Communities. The program is funded by Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion water bond approved by California voters in 2014.
The IRWM Implementation Grant Program provides funding for projects that help meet the long-term water needs of the state and incorporate integrated regional strategies. The program provides multiple benefits include the protection and restoration of key ecosystems, increased flood protection, regional self-reliance and the expansion of California’s water storage capacity.
Numerous entities may qualify and can apply for grants include local and state government agencies, public utilities, mutual water companies, state Indian Tribes on the Native American Heritage Commission’s consultation list and non-profit organizations as well as federally recognized Indian Tribes. Project proponents interested in applying for grants from this solicitation must coordinate through one of the 46 established Regional Water Management Groups in their IRWM Region. Grant applications will be accepted on a staggered basis, with an application deadline established for each Proposition 1 funding area.
DWR will host a webinar to assist potential applicants in understanding the grant program rules, to outline changes incorporated into the Final Guidelines and PSP, and explain how to submit an application using the online submittal tool, GRanTS.
For more information on document releases, new solicitations, upcoming workshops, and other IRWM grant-related announcements, subscribe to the IRWM Grants mailing list at: https://listservice.cnra.ca.gov/scripts/wa.exe?SUBED1=DWR_IRWM_INFO&A=1 and visit the Implementation Grant Program page at: https://water.ca.gov/Work-With-Us/Grants-And-Loans/IRWM-Grant-Programs/Proposition-1/Implementation-Grants.
DWR will be hosting a webinar at a future date to assist potential applicants in understanding the grant program rules, outline changes incorporated into the Final Guidelines and PSP, and explain how to submit an application using the online submittal tool, GRanTS at: https://water.ca.gov/Work-With-Us/Grants-And-Loans/GRanTS.