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On December 12, 2014, DWR received 96 applications requesting $142M in grant funding to support projects with a total project cost of $256M. The total amount of grant made available for this solicitation is $19M. Applications are currently under review.

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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.

The funding for this program was approved by the Governor on March 1, 2014 through Senate Bill 103, Section 11, which appropriated funds from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to the California Department of Water Resources to establish a grant program.

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

Eligible Programs/Projects:

  • Residential Water Efficiency, Commercial Water Efficiency, Institutional Water Efficiency Programs, or
  • Projects that reduce greenhouse gas, reduce water and reduce energy use

Available Funding: $19,000,000