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Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP)

Timeline and Dates

The solicitation for Phase 1 applications closed on November 2, 2016. DWR reviewed the proposals and notified local agencies of funding decisions by email and through this website.

Final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package

The final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package, as well as a sample agreement, are available as PDFs:

The final Guidelines and PSP reflect comments collected during the initial 60-day public comment period and the subsequent 14-day comment period.

What resources were available to support agencies in preparing an application?

Links to supplemental documents are available on the right side of this webpage. Additionally, DWR has a database of updated hydrologic, hydraulic, and geotechnical evaluations; environmental data products (e.g., vegetation, sensitive species); and expertise to assist local agencies in formulation and completion of their feasibility studies. For information about these resources, please contact

Application review process and informational webinar

For more information on the application review process please watch an informational webinar (MP4 file, 642 MB), or contact Nahideh Madankar at

As noted in the webinar, DWR encouraged applicants to consider multi-benefit, non-structural, and emergency response options when preparing their applications. Information on each of these options is available in the short recorded presentations below.