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.
Eligible Applicants: local agencies, joint powers authorities, and nonprofit organizations
The 2016 solicitation focuses 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
On January 31, 2017, DWR released Draft Funding Recommendations and two options for post project monitoring for the 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program. See the Awards page for more information.
The Water-Energy Grant Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities. The cap-and-trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investment projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments.