Expedited Drinking Water Grant Program

The State Water Board adopted the Guidelines for the Expedited Drinking Water Grant (EDWG) Program on March 8, 2023. The EDWG Program is administered by the Division of Financial Assistance (DFA) Office of Sustainable Water Solutions and utilizes a variety of state funding sources for drinking water infrastructure projects, including Proposition 1, Proposition 68, the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund, and the Budget Act of 2021. These funds are administered as grants.

How to apply

DFA is not currently accepting new applications for funding under the EDWG Program. For the initial round(s) of funding, DFA staff are identifying projects for which DFA has already received partial or complete DWSRF program applications, or that are receiving technical assistance, that qualify under the EDWG Guidelines, and selecting preliminary funding award recipients from these existing applicants. Thereafter, subject to availability, DFA will periodically announce a deadline to submit project proposals for consideration. Applications are submitted using the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST).

Project Lists

Round 1 Project List

Contact Us

For further information, contact us at:

Email: DFA-OSWS@waterboards.ca.gov

Phone: (916) 327-9978