Water Recycling Funding Program (WRFP)

Core Activities

The Water Recycling Funding Program’s core activities are to review and process requests for funding of water recycling planning and construction projects in accordance with the WRFP Guidelines adopted in 2019.  These activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review, analyze, and comment on proposed water recycling planning and construction project applications.
  • Make funding determinations on planning and construction project applications.
  • Prepare funding commitments for grants and/or loans and obtain the Division of Financial Assistance and/or State Water Board approval of projects.
  • For planning projects, review, provide comments, and approve facilities planning reports submitted as required in the grant agreement.
  • For construction projects, make eligibility determinations, review and approve plans and specifications, review construction bid packages, issue approval of award to construct, inspect completed project, and review and evaluate project performance.

Supporting Activites

In addition to the core activities, the Water Recycling Funding Program participates in other tasks in support of water recycling.  Key tasks include the following:

  • Track and provide analyses of legislation impacting water recycling.
  • Administer bond funds available for research on water recycling
  • Represent the State Water Board on various committees, including the Department of Health Services Recycled Water Committee.
  • Provide advice and technical support to internal management and external stakeholders for policy development and public presentations.
  • Respond to public inquiries by providing technical information and background on state policy and regulations on water recycling.
  • Provide staff support to other agencies, in particular the Department of Water Resources, in review and selection of funding applications for water conservation or integrated regional water management projects.
  • Participate in CALFED Bay-Delta Program activities.  The CALFED Bay-Delta Program is a cooperative effort of the State and federal agencies with management or regulatory responsibilities for the San Francisco Bay-Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta.  The Water Use Efficiency (WUE) Program is an integral part of the CALFED initiative.  The goal of CALFED’s WUE Program is to accelerate the implementation of cost-effective actions to conserve and recycle water throughout the state.  The WRFP’s involvement has consisted of participation in the CALFED Water Use Efficiency Subcommittee and will continue in any successor committees evolving from the CALFED reorganization.  The WRFP reviews and comments on many CALFED reports covering water recycling efforts.  In addition, the WRFP coordinates with CALFED to obtain feedback and comments on WRFP guidelines, policies and proposed projects.


Questions or Comments?

Please contact:

Sandeep Kals
Senior Water Resources Control Engineer
(916) 324-8404

Division of Financial Assistance
Water Recycling Funding Program
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 944212
Sacramento, CA 94244-2120