Proposition 84 Funding for Public Water Systems

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. [To stay current, refer to the actual Public Resources Code, Division 43.]

The Department of Public Health's Drinking Water Program. now the SWRCB's Division of Drinking Water, is responsible for implementing Sections 75021, 75022, and 75025 of Chapter 2 (Safe Drinking Water and Water Quality Projects). We held public workshops in 2007 (see the workshop presentation (PowerPoint)) and sought public comments on draft criteria for funding under Chapter 2. In addition, we received input from its Stakeholder Committee Members.

In September 2008, Senate Bills SB X2 1 (PDF) and SB 732 (PDF) were signed into law, requiring changes to funding criteria for Sections 75022 and 75025. We held two public meetings in 2009 to consider public comments on the draft revised criteria for Section 75022 and for the draft new criteria for Section 75025 (now final, see below).

On December 21, 2012, we revised the criteria for Proposition 84, Section 75021 Emergency Grants to expand the allowable uses of the funding to address an urgent need to provide interim water supplies to public water systems that serve severely disadvantaged communities and lack the technical and financial capability to deliver water that meets primary safe drinking water standards.

On April 16, 2014, we revised the criteria for Proposition 84, Sections 75022 and 75025. The revisions allow CDPH to extend project completion deadlines beyond the maximums specified in prior criteria. The criteria changes were made in consultation with appropriate stakeholder groups. We did not receive any comments opposing the revisions.


  • Section 75021 Active Projects List has been updated.
  • Section 75021 Interim Water Supplies: Applications, application guidelines, and draft FAQs for interim water supplies are available below.
  • Other Funding information: Please go to our funding opportunities for public water systems webpage for important announcements, claims forms, and pre-application information.

Criteria for Funding

Pre-Applications for Funding

  • We are no longer accepting pre-applications for Proposition 84 Section 75022 funding.
  • We are not accepting applications for Proposition 84 Section 75025 funding at this time.

Project Priority Lists (PPLs)

Active Projects Lists

Application Materials

Section 75022 - Chemical and Nitrate Contaminants

Section 75025 - Groundwater

For More Information

Contact us by telephone at (916) 449-5600, or by email at:

Mailed correspondence should be addressed to:

Proposition 84 Funding Program - Drinking Water
Division of Financial Assistance
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 997377, MS 7408
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377

Other Information