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April 3, 2014 - DWR releases the Draft 2014 Drought Grant Solicitation PSP and Guidelines for Public Review

February 18, 2014 - DWR releases the Process Improvement Workshop Presentation

February 4, 2014 - DWR announces Final P84 Round 2 Implementation Grant Awards

January 27, 2014 - DWR announces IRWM Grant Solicitation Process Improvement Workshops

January 10, 2014 - DWR releases the Final Addendum to the 2012 IRWM Guidelines, Appendix H - IRWM Plan Review Process

Grant Solicitations Schedule (Updated 4/3/14)

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.