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On March 30, 2015, DWR released the draft funding recommendations and evaluation forms for public comment. DWR will hold a public meeting to receive comments on the draft funding recommendations at the following location, date, and time:

April 17, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
CalEPA Building
Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812
Meeting Materials (1.4 MB)

* This meeting will be webcast via the following link:

The public comment period for the draft funding recommendations and evaluation forms is now open and will close on April 24, 2015. Written comments can be submitted in hardcopy or electronic format (WORD, PDF) via the following methods:


U.S. Mail:
California Department of Water Resources
Division of Integrated Regional Water Management
Financial Assistance Branch
Post Office Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
Attn: Craig Cross

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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