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Funding Opportunities for Public Water Systems

    Last Update:  July 1, 2014


Claim Forms for All Drinking Water Funding Programs

These claim forms are for all Drinking Water-Related Funding Programs (Excel)Opens in new window..

Drinking Water Funding Programs

The Drinking Water Program implements a number of programs that provide funding opportunities to public water systems.  Click on a link below to find out more about a specific program.

SDWSRF:  The Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF) provides funding to correct public water system deficiencies based upon a prioritized funding approach that addresses the systems' problems that pose public health risks, systems with needs for funding to comply with requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and systems most in need on a per household affordability basis. 

ARRA:  Funding from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides the SDWSRF with ~$160 million. ARRA, which was signed into law in February 2009, provides funding for infrastructure development for California's drinking water systems. 

Proposition 50:  Proposition 50, the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002 (Water Code Section 79500, et seq.) was passed by California voters in the November 2002 general election.  CDPH is responsible for portions of the Act that deal with water security, safe drinking water, and treatment technology.  NOTE:  CDPH is no longer accepting pre-applications for Proposition 50 funding, but the Department of Water Resources has funding available for certain types of drinking water projects. Click here for the DWR Proposition 50 Flyer.

Proposition 84:  Proposition 84, the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Act of 2006 (Public Resources Code Section 75001, et seq.), was passed by California voters in the November 2006 general election. CDPH is responsible for portions of the Act that deal with safe drinking water supplies, including emergency and urgent funding, infrastructure improvements, and groundwater quality.  Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) program from DWR has funding available under Proposition 84 for projects that address critical drinking water supply or water quality needs for Disadvantaged Communities.   Funding is also available for Urban Water Suppliers implementing leak detection and repair and installation of water meters Best Management Practices.  Click here for IRWM website and here for contact information,

DWTRF:  The Drinking Water Treatment and Research Fund addresses drinking water contamination by methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and other oxygenates.

Universal Pre-Applications for Funding

CDPH uses a “universal pre-application” for projects to be considered for funding. 

For More Information

To find out more about CDPH's drinking water-related funding opportunities, click on one of the links above or contact us by email at dwpfunds@cdph.ca.gov or by telephone at  (916) 449-5600.

Mailed correspondence should be addressed to:

Drinking Water Program
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 997377, MS 7408
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377

Last modified on: 8/25/2014 1:47 PM