Funding Opportunities for Public Water Systems


  • Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) - The DWSRF website has information about the Policy for Implementing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, how to apply for funding, plus other information and resources.
  • Archived Announcements - Certain Drinking Water Program announcements related to funding are archived here.

Claim Forms for All Drinking Water Funding Programs

These disbursement request instructions and claim forms are for all Drinking Water Funding Programs.

Drinking Water Funding Programs

The Division of Financial Assistance 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.

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund:   The DWSRF 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.

Small Community Drinking Water Funding Program: The SCDW Funding Program provides low-interest loans and other financing mechanisms, such as grants or principal forgiveness using federal and state funds, for the planning/design and construction of drinking water infrastructure projects that are needed to achieve or maintain compliance with federal and state drinking water statutes and regulations.

Safe and Affordable Funding for Equity and Resilience: The SAFER Funding Program provides a set of tools, funding sources, and regulatory authorities designed to ensure that one million Californians who currently lack safe drinking water receive safe & affordable drinking water as quickly as possible. The Fund will provide $130 million per year that will be used to develop and implement sustainable solutions for small systems with violations of drinking water standards. The money may be spent on operations and maintenance costs, cost of consolidating with larger system, provision of replacement water, and funding for administrators to run the small 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. We are responsible for portions of the Act that deal with water security, safe drinking water, and treatment technology. NOTE: Pre-applications for Proposition 50 funding, are no longer being accepted.

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. We are responsible for portions of the Act that deal with safe drinking water supplies, including emergency and urgent funding, infrastructure improvements, and groundwater quality. NOTE: Pre-applications for Proposition 84 funding are no longer being accepted.

For More Information

To find out more about drinking water-related funding opportunities, click on one of the links above or contact us by email at or by telephone at (916) 341-5700.

Mailed correspondence should be addressed to:

Drinking Water Funding Programs
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. 944212
Sacramento, CA 94244-2120