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Local Groundwater Assistance (LGA) Grant Program

LGA grants provide local public agencies with up to $250,000 to conduct groundwater studies or carry out groundwater monitoring and management activities. Approximately $4.7 million in funding from Proposition 84 was awarded for the fiscal year 2011-2012 LGA Grant Program.

What's New?

DWR received 98 applications requesting $23.6 million in grant funding for project costs exceeding $32.3 million. Based on Technical Advisory Panel recommendation, DWR is awarding 26 grants in three tiers. Tier 1 proposals (40 points out of a total of 40 points) are funded at 90% of the requested amount. Tier 2 proposals (39 points) receive 80% of the requested amount, and Tier 3 proposals (38 points) receive 63% of the requested amount.

  • FY 2012-2013 Local Groundwater Assistance Program Final Awards [Table - PDF] and [Map - PDF]
  • LGA Grant Agreement Template [PDF] (192 KB) Updated 10/18/2013
  • FY 2012-2013 Local Groundwater Assistance Program Applications [Click here]

About LGA Grant Program

Applicant: Local public agencies with authority to manage groundwater resources.

Projects: Groundwater data collection, modeling, monitoring and management studies; monitoring programs and installation of equipment; basin management; development of information systems; and other groundwater related work as authorized in California Water Code Section 10795 et seq.

Funding: Up to $250,000 per eligible applicant.

Funding Source: Proposition 84.

Contacts: Laura Peters at (916) 653-7912, email at