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Program Guidelines

The Sustainable Groundwater Planning (SGWP) Grant Program Guidelines establishes the general process, procedures, and criteria that DWR will use to administer solicitations, submittal and review of grant applications, and award of grant funding for the SGWP Grant Program. Individual Proposal Solicitation Packages (PSPs) will contain detailed information on how to apply for each grant solicitation.

  • 2015 SGWP Guidelines [PDF] (551 KB)
Counties with Stressed Basins Grant Solicitation
Final Awards

DWR has awarded approximately $6.7 million to 21 proposals. On December 8, 2015, DWR received 23 grant applications requesting a total of approximately $7 million, with total project costs of $12.7 million. On January 22, 2016, DWR released the Draft Funding Recommendations and the Proposal Evaluations for submitted applications. Proposal Evaluations and Public Comments submitted on the Draft Funding Recommendations can be found on the Archive page. Detailed information regarding the award can be found at the following links: