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Division of Statewide Integrated Water Management

Water Use Efficiency
901 P Street Sacramento, CA 95814-3515

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Proposition 50 Water Use Efficiency Grant

Proposition 13 Water Use Efficiency Grant

Proposition 50 Water Use Efficiency Grants - 2008
Proposition 50: The Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002

Final Grant Awards for the Prop 50 2008 Urban Drought Assistance Grant Program

In response to Gov. Schwarzenegger's June 6 Executive Order declaring drought conditions in the state and calling for immediate action, DWR expedited the funding from its Urban Drought Assistance Grant Program to fund water conservation programs throughout the state. The funds will be used for water conservation activities including rebate programs, public education and outreach, leak detection, and retrofit of systems for greater water efficiency. Of the $17 million, more than $4.5 million will go toward activities in disadvantaged communities.

Final Awards - Non-Disadvantaged Communities

Final Awards - Disadvantaged Communities

Press Release for Final Awards

Final 2008 WUE PSP

DWR received 283 proposals requesting $74,345,915 by the deadline of July 21, 2008.

There were 201 proposals from Non-Disadvantaged Communities requesting $56,955,150 and 82 proposals from Disadvantaged Communities requesting $17,390,765.

Due to the large number of eligible projects, need, and importance of implementation of these projects under current water shortages and