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2016 Water-Energy Grant Program Archive

Schedule of Previous Events

2016 Events

Milestone or Activity Schedule
Release of Draft 2016 PSP & Guidelines April 11, 2016
Applicant Assistance Workshops
  California EPA Building
  1001 I Street, Byron Sher Auditorium
  Sacramento, CA 95812

  California Tower
  3737 Main Street, Suite 200
  Riverside, CA 92501

  Stanislaus Library – Salida Branch
  4835 Sisk Road
  Salida, CA 95368
May 11, 2016
2:00 pm

May 16, 2016
10:30 am

May 17, 2016
11:00 am
Draft Guidelines and PSP Public Comment Deadline May 23, 2016
DWR and ARB release revised draft 2016 Water-Energy Guidelines and PSP, GHG Emission Reduction Calculator, and Quantification Methodology for two week public comment period July 5-19, 2016
Release Final Water-Energy Guidelines and PSP, GHG Emission Calculator, and Quantification Methodology September 6, 2016
Applicant Assistance Workshops
  California EPA Building
  1001 I Street, Sierra Hearing Room
  Sacramento, CA 95812
  View the Broadcast
  Meeting Materials: [PDF]

  California Tower
  3737 Main Street, Alvarado Room # 207
  Riverside, CA 92501

September 29, 2016
3:00 pm

October 3, 2016
10:00 am
ARB releases Version 2 of the GHG Emission Calculator October 21, 2016
Applicants send GHG Emission Calculator to ARB for data transfer to Version 2 October 21 – October 28, 2016
Proposals Due to DWR by 5:00 p.m. November 14, 2016
Draft Funding Recommendations January 31, 2017
Public Comment Period on Draft Funding Recommendations January 31 - February 14, 2017
Public Meeting on Draft Funding and Monitoring Recommendations
  Bonderson Building Hearing Room
  901 P Street
  Sacramento, CA 95814

  Meeting Materials:
  Recorded WebEx Presentation

February 8, 2017
10:00 am


2016 Water-Energy Draft Funding Recommendations

On January 31, 2017, DWR released Draft Funding Recommendations and two options for post project monitoring for the 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program. DWR accepted public comments between January 31 and February 14, 2017. Please see the Public Comments page for more information.

Click to view the 2016 Water-Energy Grant Draft Funding Recommendations*, an explanation of Draft Funding Recommendations and Monitoring Options, and Draft Funding Recommendations Map.

*Commercial Faucets and Showerheads: Please note that revisions have been made to the calculated GHG emission reductions for 2016 Water-Energy grant applications including commercial faucets and or commercial showerheads. The adjustments were necessary to avoid double counting the water/energy savings and the GHG emission reductions. Specifically, for Commercial Faucets the “Number of Employees per Day” in the “Commercial Inputs” tab refers to the Number of Employees per device rather than the total number of employees covered by the Project. This is also true for the “Number of Guests per Day” in the “Commercial Inputs” tab. Similarly, for Commercial Showerheads the “Number of Employees” refers to the number of employees per device rather than the total number of employees covered by the Project. During the application review process the DWR technical reviewer made the revisions to all the applicable proposals.

For an example of a revised calculator click here.

Public Comments

Public Comments on Guidelines and PSP
DWR and the Air Resources Board held two public comment periods for the Draft 2016 Water-Energy Grant Program Guidelines and PSP, Draft California Air Resources Board Greenhouse Gas Quantification Methodology for the Water-Energy Grant Program, and Draft Greenhouse Gas Emission Calculator for FY 2015-2016 for DWR. The comment periods were from April 11 – May 23, 2016 and July 5 – 19, 2016. Copies of the comment letters are posted below.

View the May 11th Public Comment Meeting: Broadcast and the Presentation.

Public Comments
Aclara Technologies (PDF 2.08mb)
Agricultural Council and others (PDF 346kb)
Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (PDF 218kb)
Association of California Community and Energy Services (PDF 241kb)
Association of California Water Agencies (PDF 63kb)
Dillard (PDF 15.3kb)
ECOLAB (PDF 270kb)
Ecology Action (PDF 135kb)
Energy Group (PDF 620kb)
Kennedy Jenks (PDF 71.7kb)
LA Better Building Challenge (PDF 39.7kb)
LA Department of Water and Power (PDF 650kb)
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (PDF 52.3kb)
National Resources Defense Council (PDF 81.1kb)
RCAC Water Center and others (PDF 392kb)
Riverside Public Comment Meeting (PDF 55.9kb)
Sierra Business Council (PDF 184kb)
Syzergy (PDF 90.1kb)
WESA East Valley Municipal Water District (PDF 56.6kb)
Young - Resort Improvement District (PDF 67kb)

Aclara Technologies July 2016 (PDF 1.92mb)
City of Sacramento July 2016 (PDF 67kb)
Coachella Valley WaterDistrict July 2016 (PDF 388kb)
ConSol July 2016 (PDF 41kb)
Ecology Action July 2016 (PDF 140kb)
Nautilus July 2016 (PDF 413kb)
NRDC July 2016 (PDF 62kb)
RCAC Water Center and others July 2016 (PDF 417kb)
Tree People July 2016 (PDF 310kb)

2014 Water-Energy Grant Program Archive

Schedule of Previous Events

October 2014 – April 2015 Events.

Milestone or Activity Schedule
Post Final Water-Energy Guidelines & PSP October 8, 2014
Applicant Workshops

Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

California Tower
Highgrove Room, Suite 200
3737 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Woodward Park Regional Library
944 East Perrin Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720
All meetings start at 1 p.m.

October 28, 2014

October 30, 2014

November 5, 2014

Proposals Due to DWR by 5:00 p.m. December 12, 2014
Draft Awards March 30, 2015
Public Comment Meeting:
DWR will conduct public meeting to receive comments on the Water Energy Grant Draft Funding Recommendations:

1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95812

* This meeting will be web broadcast via the following link:
April 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm
Final Awards May 2015


2014 Water-Energy Grant Awards

On May 21, 2015, the Department of Water Resources awarded $28 million from the 2014 Water-Energy solicitation to 22 entities for 25 projects that will save water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Click to view the 2014 Water Energy Grant Final Funding Awards, Application Evaluations and Geographical Distribution.

Click to view the 2014 Water Energy Grant draft funding recommendations and geographical distribution

Public Comments

CA Water Foundation (PDF 858kb)
Association of Bay Area Governments (PDF 188kb)
StopWaste (PDF 292kb)
State Water Contractors (PDF 512kb)
Sonoma County Regional Climate Change Protection Authority (PDF 386kb)
Regional Water Authority (PDF 43kb)
CA Water Association (PDF 858kb)

Funding Recommendations Comments for 2014 Water-Energy Grant Program
A.Navasero (PDF 50kb)
Burbank_SupportLetter_24Apr15 (PDF 39kb)
C.CantuSupportSGVMWD (PDF 54kb)
C.HoldenSupportSGVMWD (PDF 121kb)
CaliforniaWaterServiceWaterEnergyGrantProgramComments2015-0423 (PDF 909kb)
CityofNewman WaterEnergyGrantReconsiderationLetter (Signed) (PDF 308kb)
CityofRancho Mirage-Public Comment Letter (PDF 57kb)
CrystalBenhamQuestionsOnWater-EnergyGrantProgram (PDF 52kb)
CVWDandDWADWR ResponseLetter_16April15 (PDF 504kb)
DepintoWaterConservationGrant-San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (PDF 15kb)
E.ChausupportSGVMWD (PDF 105kb)
EdHernandezsupportSGVMWD (PDF 101kb)
Hastings inc_UCDavisSWESSProject (PDF 71kb)
J.RosserSBCDWRGrantProposal_12_12_14 (PDF 507kb)
J. WrysinskiCommentonWaterEnergygrantawardrecommendations (PDF 47kb)
LettersupportingFarmersville (PDF 129kb)
LGC_DWRWater-Energy_PublicComment (PDF 348kb)
MojaveCommentLetter (PDF 284kb)
PCWALetter (PDF 32kb)
RequestforReevaluationofSWESProposalEligibility[Water-EnergyGrantProgram] (PDF 171kb)
S.JohnsDraftFundingDACDesignation (PDF 177kb)
S.LasickWaterEnergyGrantDraftAwardrecommendations (PDF 40kb)
SanGabrielValleyMunicipalWaterDistrictSupportLetterforWaterEnergyGrant (PDF 75kb)
SGVEPsupportSGVMWD (PDF 120kb)
SGVMWDLetter04132015 (PDF 103kb)
StopWaste_DWR WaterEnergyDraftResults_comments_04092015 (PDF 927kb)
TomWatson_CityofSantaMonica (PDF 2.1mb)
UCDavis_CWEE_DWR_GrantEligibilityStatement_16Apr15 (PDF 137kb)
Water-EnergyGrantComments,CityofSacramento (PDF 40kb)
WaterEnergyProjectLetterofSupport_Bloom (PDF 1.1mb)
WaterSmartCommentOnDraftWater-EnergyFundingRecs (PDF 1.1mb)

Comments Received for 2014 Water Energy Grant Program Guidelines and PSP
American River Cons 09052014 (PDF 38kb)
American Rivers 09082014 (PDF 41kb)
Camptonville Water D 09052014 (PDF 54kb)
Ca Water Foundation 08042014 (PDF 170kb)
Chino public meeting 08192014 (PDF 36kb)
City Santa Monica 09042014 (PDF 57kb)
Community Action Partners 09052014 (PDF 43kb)
Council For Watershed Health 09022014 (PDF 1.19mb)
ElDorado CWA 1 09052014 (PDF 38kb)
ElDorado CWA 2 09052014 (PDF 41kb)
Elsinore Valley Municipal WD 09052014 (PDF 44kb)
Grizzly FlatsCSD 09052014 (PDF 37kb)
Inyo County 09052014 (PDF 18kb)
Inyo Mono IRWM Prgrm Office 09052014 (PDF 45kb)
Irvine Ranch WD 09052014 (PDF 1.93mb)
Kennedy Jenks 08252014 (PDF 609kb)
Landmark Enviro 09052014 (PDF 41kb)
Natural Resources DC 09052014 (PDF 139kb)
Orange County WD 09052014 (PDF 952kb)
Self Help Enterprises 09042014 (PDF 177kb)
Sierra Business Council 09052014 (PDF 47kb)
Sierra Nevada Alliance (PDF 244kb)
State Water Contractors 09052014 (PDF 244kb)
Stop Waste 09052014 (PDF 360kb)
Sylvir Consulting 09082014 (PDF 46kb)
The Climate Registry 09052014 (PDF 197kb)
The Sierra Fund Izzy Martin 09052014 (PDF 41kb)
The Sierra Fund 09052014 (PDF 41kb)
Tree People LA 08262014 (PDF 629mb)
Ventura County 09032014 (PDF 155kb)
Water Smart Software 09032014 (PDF 698kb)


Frequently Asked Questions
2014 Grant Agreement Template
  • Download Grant Agreement Template
2014 Example Invoice
  • DWR Invoice Form