Formal Call for Prop 1 Round 2 Bay Area IRWM Projects

Call For Projects Now Closed

The Bay Area IRWM Coordinating Committee is now reviewing project proposals for Prop 1 IRWM Round 2 Implementation Funding. The IRWM Implementation Grant Program provides funding for implementation projects that meet the intent of Proposition 1, Chapter 7.

Additional Information:

  • Bay Area funding for Round 2 is $22,750,000 available for Implementation Projects and $6,500,000 available for Disadvantaged Community (DAC) Implementation Projects. DAC Implementation Projects must provide at least 75% of their primary benefit to a DAC. See Appendix E of the 2022 Guidelines for information on how to determine if a community is a DAC.
  • The Coordinating Committee is reviewing submittals that demonstrate multiple benefits and enhance opportunities for regional cooperation within the region's four functional areas (water supply/water quality, wastewater/recycled water, flood protection/stormwater and watershed) and sub-regions.


  • August 12, 2022 (now closed)
  • August and September: Applicant workshops
  • October 10, 2022: Project applications due
  • November 21, 2022: Project Screening Committee will finalize rankings
  • December 5, 2022: Project Screening Committee makes recommendations to Coordinating Committee for approval of project list for regional application to the DWR
  • December 2022 - January 2023: Coordinating Committee and San Francisco Estuary Partnership (regional grants manager) work with project proponents to submit all required materials
  • February 1, 2023: Deadline for regional application to DWR
  • Spring 2023: DWR reviews regional grant application, executes agreement with San Francisco Estuary Partnership and awards grant funding
  • Spring - Summer 2023: Sub-agreements are executed with Local Project Sponsors



Feb 13, 2020 Public Workshop – Prop 1 DAC

The San Francisco Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Coordinating Committee will be hosting a Needs Assessment Findings Workshop through the Disadvantaged Communities and Tribal Involvement Program (DACTIP) on February 13th, 2020 from 9AM to 1PM.  The workshop will be held in the 2nd Floor O’Shaughnessy Conference Room at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102.

This public workshop will be used to discuss findings from needs assessments conducted by outreach partner organizations throughout the nine Bay Area counties included in the IRWM region and to set regional planning priorities and themes to best respond to the needs of its communities.  We highly encourage any CC members to attend to share their perspectives and join the conversation, especially those with outreach partner organizations in their service area. The following is a list of the outreach partner organizations:

  1. Friends of Sausal Creek (Oakland Fruitvale Neighborhood)
  2. Marin County Community Development Agency (Dillon Beach & Pt. Reyes Station)
  3. Multicultural Center of Marin (San Rafael Canal District)
  4. Shore Up Marin City (Marin City)
  5. The Watershed Project (Richmond, San Pablo, El Sobrante)
  6. Sonoma Ecology Center & Daily Acts (Petaluma, Penngrove, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Rodgers Creek, & The Springs)
  7. Brower, Dellums Institute for Sustainable Policy Studies and Action (Sobrante Park, Columbia Gardens, & Brookfield Village)
  8. Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice (Bayview Hunters Point)
  9. Nuestra Casa (East Palo Alto)
  10. Contra Costa Resource Conservation District (Antioch, Pittsburg, & Bay Point)

2019 Bay Area IRWM Plan Update

The San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) Region led by the Coordinating Committee (CC) is preparing the 2019 Bay Area Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Plan Update. The CC is preparing the update to meet the new requirements outlined in the Department of Water Resources (DWR) 2016 updated standards for Integrated Regional Water Management Plans (IRWMPs), and maintain funding eligibility.

The file (100 MB) has changes tracked and is available for download at the following link:

Also click here for a spreadsheet that shows where each DWR standard is met in the current draft Plan.  Each new requirement is shaded in peach to make it easier for reviewers to determine where changes were made.  The Plan Appendices are the same as those included in the 2013 Plan with the exception of Appendix F (new projects added to the Plan) and Appendix G (Storm Water Resource Plans).  Those two appendices can be found here.

Please send all questions or comments to Michelle Novotny at SFPUC ( no later than 5pm on Friday, October 11.  We anticipate that the Coordinating Committee will adopt the final Plan at its meeting on October 28, 2019.

Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Planning

California’s Integrated Regional Water Management Act of 2002 set forth a new way of thinking about water resource planning by promoting IRWMPs to increase collaboration between local agencies. The goal is to ensure sustainable water uses, reliable water supplies, better water quality, environmental stewardship, efficient urban development, protection of agriculture, and a stronger regional economy. Administered by DWR, the State IRWM Program encourages creation of Regional Water Management Groups (RWMGs) and the use of collaborative processes to develop IRWMPs which target regional water resource issues. DWR supports and promotes the integrated regional planning work of RWMGs by providing funding through competitive grants.

Region Background

The IRWM Plan is an outgrowth of a collaborative process that began in 2004, when regional and local associations, agencies, groups, and organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area signed a Letter of Mutual Understandings (LOMU) to develop an IRWM Plan for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. To facilitate development of the 2006 Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (2006 Plan), the participants agreed to organize into four Functional Areas (FA):

  • Water Supply & Water Quality,
  • Wastewater & Recycled Water,
  • Flood Protection & Stormwater Management, and
  • Watershed Management & Habitat Protection and Restoration.

Representatives from agencies that represented the FAs formed a Technical Coordinating Committee which served as the original governing body and provided oversight for the IRWMP process. In January 2007, following completion of 2006 Plan, this group became known as the San Francisco Bay Area IRWMP Coordinating Committee (CC).

During the development of the Region Acceptance Process (RAP) in 2009, the CC developed an additional organizational structure based on demographic and geographic divisions in order to address the challenges of integrated management at the scale of the San Francisco Bay Area IRWM Region (Bay Area Region or Region). Four Subregions were defined: East, West, South, and North. The Subregions have subsequently become the focal points for outreach and project solicitation and integration in the IRWMP. The CC still includes representatives from the FAs and the FAs continue to address IRWM issues as needed.