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.

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.

If you are interested in Technical Assistance for this Groundwater Program, please email program staff at the email address listed below.

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See the "Financial Assistance (Grants & Loans)" section.