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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 DRAFT 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program Guidelines & PSP

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.
  • 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 (an additional $10 million may be available)

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