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Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP)

The Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan is a nine-county effort to coordinate and improve water supply reliability, protect water quality, manage flood protection, maintain public health standards, protect habitat and watershed resources, and enhance the overall health of the Bay.


Bay Area Prop 1 Disadvantaged Community Outreach grants: $6.5 million available

An informational webinar was held on August 15. The slideshow is available for download

If you have an outreach project that is eligible for funding in this round and/or are interested in participating in outreach to disadvantaged communities in the Bay Area, please review the solicitation packets for direction on how to apply for funding and get involved in the outreach effort. Project submittals are due August 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (Extended from the July 31st deadline listed in the packets below.)

If you represent a public agency or an NGO with a water-related project serving an eligible community, please review the Agency solicitation packet. If you represent a community based organization or group that is interested in participating in outreach to disadvantaged communities and developing projects to serve those communities, please review the NGO/CBO solicitation packet.

When submitting project forms, please save and submit the files with a file name that includes the date of submission and your organization’s name.

Link to the California Dept. of Water Resources website for information about the grant funding and link to the solicitation package.


Bay Area Prop 84 2015 Round Grant Submittal - 2015

The Bay Area's Prop 84 2015 grant proposal, entitled "Bay Area Regional Climate Change Preparedness," has been submitted to DWR.

Bay Area Grant DWR Drought Relief Program Grant Submittal - 2014

View the Bay Area application for the Round 3 Drought Relief grant. (130 MB)


    Bay Area Prop 84 Round 2 Grant Submittal - 2013


    Upcoming Events

    Bay Area IRWMP Projects Database


    Project proponents are now invited to submit projects for potential inclusion in the IRWMP. The PSC will review projects for inclusion in the IRWMP in the fall.

    Projects must be submitted via the Bay Area IRWMP website project submittal form:


    For projects submitted for the 2015 Implementation Grant Round, please find your project description and in "edit" mode, click the box "Consider this project for inclusion in the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan."

    For projects submitted for the 2014 Drought Round solicitation, please follow the process described below (unless your project has already been submitted via the online project submittal form, in which case follow the process described above).

    New projects may be submitted by clicking "submit a project" link on the home page; be sure to check the box "Consider this project for inclusion in the Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan."

    ALL project submissions must be received by Wednesday September 30, 0215.


    Bay Area Prop 50 and Prop 84 Implementation Grant Awards

    To date, the Bay Area has received $94,772,015 in IRWM Implementation funding for projects under Proposition 50 and Proposition 84, Round 1, Round 2, and the Drought Round. See the list of projects and sponsors here (.pdf, .xlsx).

    2013 Update of the Bay Area IRWMP

    BAIRWMPlogoSmlFinal Plan - The final version of the 2013 Bay Area IRWM Plan is now available. Please visit the Final 2013 Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management Plan page to access the document.

    Public Workshops 

    Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) Information

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    View and download maps illustrating locations of DAC areas within the Bay Area region.

    Who is involved in the Bay Area IRWMP?

    Development of the Bay Area IRWMP involves a diverse group of water supply, water quality, wastewater, stormwater, flood management, watershed and habitat agencies, local governments, environmental groups, business groups and other interested parties...

    Find out more about the Bay Area IRWMP

    We welcome you to find out what constitutes an IRWMP, what is integrated planning, why the Bay Area IRWMP is important, how the plan will be adopted, what the schedule is, how much funding is available, who is administering the plan grants, and much more!