Integrated Regional Water Management Implementation Grant Program (Proposition 1) – Department 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 agency 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 Bay Area IRWM region were due December 2, 2019.

Available Funds

$222 million (Round 1). San Francisco region has $45,500,000 available with grants ranging from $80,000-$1.2 million.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply


Medium to High

Competitiveness

9 out of 9 proposals were funded (2020).

San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund – US Environmental Protection Agency
Who is Eligible

State, local governments, districts and councils; regional water pollution control agencies and entities; State coastal zone management agencies; public and private universities and colleges; and public or private non-government agencies, and nonprofits.

What it Funds

Projects that will improve San Francisco Bay’s wetlands and waters. Projects types include but are not limited to: redesign and replacement of urban infrastructure from “gray to green”, projects which reduce water quality impacts associated with homelessness, reduce trash in bay waters, restoration of watersheds impacted by wildfires, dredged material reuse, shoreline projects that restore habitat, green stormwater infrastructure installation, and projects which reduce nutrient inputs into the San Francisco Bay.

When to Apply

Applications are typically accepted on an annual basis. The most recent application deadline closed in May 2020.

Available Funds

$5.9 million available (2020). Awards range from approximately $500,000 to $2,000,000.

Award Size


Small to Medium

Level of Effort to Apply

To be determined

Competitiveness
To be determined
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