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What is the Water-Energy Grant Program?

The Water-Energy Grant Program provides funds to implement water efficiency programs or projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce water and energy use.

2016 Water-Energy Solicitation

DWR has released the revised DRAFT 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program Guidelines & PSP for public comment. The revised document includes residential water-efficiency programs that benefit Disadvantaged Communities.

Eligible Applicants: local agencies, joint powers authorities, and nonprofit organizations

DWR is proposing to focus the 2016 solicitation on these eligible programs/projects:

  • Commercial Water Efficiency or Institutional Water Efficiency Programs.
  • Residential Water Efficiency Programs that benefit Disadvantaged Communities.
  • Projects that reduce greenhouse gas, reduce water and reduce energy use.
  • Only projects with water conservation measures that also save energy.

Available Funding: $19,000,000

The funding for this program is appropriated from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to the California Department of Water Resources to establish a grant program.