Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Grants (IRWM)

The Bay Area IRWM Coordinating Committee is formally seeking project proposals for Prop 1 IRWM Round 1 Implementation Funding.

On July 22, 2019, the Bay Area IRWM Coordinating Committee approved the recommendation of eight projects to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) for Proposition 1 Implementation Grant funding. The recommendations came from the IRWM working groups (Planning and Process Committee and Project Screening Committee) after months of guideline review, proposal solicitation, and review of project proposals.

A total of twenty-seven projects were evaluated and ranked by twelve of the fourteen-member Project Screening Committee. Though criteria were established by DWR ahead of time, the process was a significant effort with proposals weighing in at a minimum of nine pages each, not including additional attachments.

In the end, eight projects were recommended in a funding request to DWR. This includes projects in each of the four subregions (north, south, east, west) as well as regional projects benefiting the whole of the Bay Area. Total funding request for this grant cycle is $22,750,000, including grant administration.

A pre-application has been submitted to DWR and a follow-up workshop is scheduled for August 23, 2019. DWR will then review all grant applications and determine project funding across the state.

Funding Agency

California Department of Water Resources



Round 1: $2,275,000 available for DAC Implementation projects; $22,750,000 available for General Implementation projects.

Funding Cycle


Application Deadline

June 3, 2019