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November 4, 2014 - DWR approves Final Awards for the 2014 Drought Grant Solicitation.

October 27, 2014 - DWR releases invitation for the DWR IRWM Stakeholder Capacity Building Workshop on November 6th

September 23, 2014 - DWR posts Draft Funding Recommendations for the 2014 Drought Grant Solicitation.

August 11, 2014 - DWR posts summary of submitted applications for the 2014 Drought Grant Solicitation.

Grant Solicitations Schedule (Updated 2/11/15)

Older news items have been moved to the Archive Page under their respective Propositions.

What is IRWM?

Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) is a collaborative effort to manage all aspects of water resources in a region. IRWM crosses jurisdictional, watershed, and political boundaries; involves multiple agencies, stakeholders, individuals, and groups; and attempts to address the issues and differing perspectives of all the entities involved through mutually beneficial solutions.

DWR's IRWM Grant Program

DWR has a number of IRWM grant program funding opportunities. Current IRWM grant programs include: planning, implementation, and stormwater flood management. Links to these programs and other IRWM grant funding information can be found on the menu bar to the left while the latest IRWM news items (provided as "quick links") are referenced to the right.

DWR's IRWM Grant Programs are managed within DWR's Division of IRWM by the Financial Assistance Branch with assistance from the Regional Planning Branch and regional offices. Financial Assistance Branch contact information is provided on the menu to the left.

IRWM Grant Program Milestones

2002 - Senate Bill 1672 creates the Integrated Regional Water Management Act to encourage local agencies to work cooperatively to manage local and imported water supplies to improve the quality, quantity, and reliability.

November 2002 - California voters pass Proposition 50, the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002, which provides $500,000,000 (CWC §79560-79565) to fund competitive grants for projects consistent with an adopted IRWM plan.

November 2006 - California voters pass Proposition 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality, and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act, which provides $1,000,000,000 (PRC §75001-75130) for IRWM Planning and Implementation.

November 2006 - California voters pass Proposition 1E, the Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act, which provides $300,000,000 (PRC §5096.800-5096.967) for IRWM Stormwater Flood Management.