Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program

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Proposition 1 was passed by voters in November 2014 and provided $900 million for a Groundwater Sustainability Program (Assembly Bill 1471, Chapter 10). The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will administer $800 million to prevent and cleanup contamination of groundwater that serves (or has served) as a source of drinking water. The funds are available as grants.

The State Water Board adopted the Proposition 1 Groundwater Grant Program Guidelines (Guidelines) on May 18, 2016, and adopted amendments to the Guidelines on December 19, 2017.

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Guideline and Funding Milestones Dates
Round 1 Grant Agreement Execution Complete Fall 2018
Round 2
Solicitation for Concept Proposals Opens (Available in FAAST) April 2018
Public Workshops for Applicants April 2018
Solicitation Concept Proposals Closes August 3, 2018 
Invitation for Full Proposals Fall 2018
Preliminary Awards Fall 2019
Grant Agreement Execution  Early 2020

*Dates are approximate. Please sign-up for email updates to stay informed.

Round 2 Full Proposal

The following are to be utilized by Applicants invited to submit a Full proposal.

Please see the Full Proposal Submission Instructions.

In addition, an overview of the Round 2 Full Proposal process can be accessed below:

Templates required to complete the Full Proposal are listed below:

Round 2 Grant Agreement Templates:

Planning Grant Attachment Templates:

Scope of Work Templates:

  1. Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
  2. Other Planning Projects

Implementation Grant Attachment Templates:

Scope of Work Templates:

  1. Remediation/Pump and Treat
  2. Well Abandonment
  3. Seawater Intrusion
  4. Other Implementation Projects

Note: Please refer to the Guidelines for details on the scoring criteria for all the attachments.  Scoring criteria is listed in Appendix E and Appendix F of the Guidelines

Templates and Information for Recipients

Please use these templates in preparing the following deliverables:

More information regarding the above deliverables and other grant agreement requirements can be accessed in the presentation and recording from the June 2018 Grant Agreement Kickoff Webinar:

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance (TA) is available to help develop and implement eligible projects that benefit disadvantaged communities.  This may include but is not limited to: application assistance, income surveys, outreach, legal assistance, and engineering.  More information is available on the TA Funding Program webpage.

For all TA requests, complete this TA Request Form and email it to

For questions regarding technical assistance, please contact Kim Dinh at: or (916) 341-5729.

Para información en español sobre el programa de asistencia técnica, por favor de contactar a Fabian Ramos or (916) 449-5985.

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