Integrated Regional Water Management Implementation Grant Program (Proposition 1) – California Deptartment of Water Resources
Who is Eligible

Public agencies, nonprofits, public utilities, federally recognized and California State Native American tribes, and mutual water companies. Applicants must work with their local regional water agencies throughout the application process.

What it Funds

Water reuse and recycling for non-potable reuse, water-use efficiency/conservation, underground water storage including groundwater recharge, watershed protection, stormwater resource management, water desalination, improvement of water quality and more.

When to Apply

Due dates for final applications for each funding cycle vary regionally. Applications for Round 1 for the Tulare and Kern IRWM regions were due September 6, 2019.

Available Funds

$222 million (Round 1). Tulare/Kern region has $23,048,112 available with grants ranging from $80,000-$1.2 million.

Award Size

Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

Medium to High


30 out of 30 proposals were funded (2020)