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Water Desalination Grant Program
2014 Grant Funding (Round 3)

DWR has released the final funding awards for the third round of Proposition 50 Desalination Grants. Eight (8) projects are approved for funding to receive a total of $8.7 million of available funds. These projects are:

Funding Category Application Project Title Total Project
Construction City of Torrance Goldsworthy Desalter Expansion $21,142,051 $3,000,000
San Diego County Water Authority Carlsbad Desalination Project - System Integration Facilities $25,270.000 $2,600,000
Pilot or Demonstration California American Water Company Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project: Slant Test Well $3,000,000 $1,000,000
San Diego County Water Authority Pilot Testing Program for the Proposed Camp Pendleton Seawater Desalination Facility $6,000,000 $1,000,000
Feasibility Olivenhain MWD San Dieguito Valley Brackish Groundwater Desalination Study $531,899 $250,000
Research Bureau of Reclamation Desalination Concentrate Management through Saline Treatment Wetlands $420,000 $210,000
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation RO-PRO for Low Energy Desalination $661,382 $320,872
University of California at Merced An Integrated Thermal Desalination System with Zero-Liquid Discharge for RO Brine Treatment $1,004,785 $324,128
Total Funding $8,705,000

Notice of Final Fund Awards, August 18, 2014, is found here.

Application Process

The application process for Round 3 is found here.

Need More Information?

If you need any additional information, or if you have questions about the PSP, please contact DWR’s Water Recycling and Desalination Section chief, Richard Mills, at 916-651-0715 or by e-mail