Grant Opportunities >> Projects

To-date, 57 projects have received funding through the IRWM Program. For a description of projects funded through the Proposition 50 Implementation Grant, click here. For projects funded through the Proposition 84 Implementation Grant - Round 1, click here. For projects funded through the Proposition 84 Implementation Grant - Round 2 application, please click here. For projects funded through the Proposition 84 Implementation Grant - Round 3 application, please click here. For projects funded through the Proposition 84 Implementation Grant - Round 4 application, please click here.

PROJECTS
A key element of successful IRWM planning is the identification of implementation projects to achieve specific IRWM Plan goals and objectives. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit implementation project proposals that they would like to have considered for inclusion in the San Diego IRWM Plan Update and funding applications. A link to the online project database which houses San Diego Region implementation projects is provided below. Project proposals received will augment, rather than replace, those already identified in previous solicitations. All projects that are consistent with one or more of the IRWM Plan objectives will be considered for inclusion in the IRWM Plan. As of the 2013 San Diego IRWM Plan, projects that meet Objective A, Objective B, and at least one other objective will be considered for funding opportunities.

Project Database
Stakeholders may submit water management projects using the online project database. The interactive database allows local project sponsors to log-in and add, revise, and submit their project information, as well as view all other submitted projects. The online project database is always open for submittal of new and revised water management projects. As funding opportunities arise, interim deadlines will be announced through the stakeholder email list (contact: Rosalyn Prickett).

San Diego IRWM Project Database
http://irwm.rmcwater.com/sd/login.php

Eligible projects must contribute to the IRWM Plan objectives and provide multiple water resource benefits. Chapter 2 of the 2013 IRWM Plan outlines San Diego's regional objectives, which include supply reliability, water quality improvement, and protection of natural resources. New projects added to the online project database will augment the original project list in the adopted IRWM Plan. Projects submitted to the database for consideration prior to adoption of the 2013 IRWM Plan in September 2013 were evaluated using the process outlined in the 2007 IRWM Plan, avaliable here.

All projects submitted in the 2007 IRWM Plan, for Proposition 84-Round 1 (in 2010), Proposition 84-Round 2 (in 2012), Proposition 1E-Round 1 (in 2011), Proposition 1E-Round 2 (in 2012), for Proposition 84 's Drought Relief round (2014), or for the final Proposition 84-Round 4 (2015) grant applications are listed in the online project database. If you would like to edit and re-submit an old project, please contact Sally Johnson with the Project ID, Organization, and Project Title - she will transfer the project to your log-in account.

Project Ranking and Selection
The project scoring criteria in Chapter 9 of the 2013 IRWM Plan (see Table 9-1) is used to rank the submitted projects in numerical order. The top 50th percentile of projects is moved to Tier 1 and considered for the upcoming grant application(s), while the bottom 50th percentile is moved to Tier 2 and retained for consideration in future cycles. Further, the Regional Advisory Committee and the Regional Water Management Group may periodically refine the project scoring criteria to address changes in the IRWM grant application requirements or regional priorities.

Each of the Tier 1 projects is then reviewed to determine: 1) whether the project proponent requested that the project be considered for IRWM funding and 2) whether the project is consistent with the requirements and schedule of DWR's grant program guidelines.

Proposition 1 - Disadvantaged Community Involvement Grant Project Ranking
The Proposition 1 Disadvantaged Community (DAC) Involvement Grant was made available for planning and involvement activities targeting DACs, Economically Distressed Areas (EDA), and Underrepresented Communities (URC). The San Diego IRWM Region elected to prioritize planning projects that included project development acitivites that would lead to competitve, fundable projects that could leverage implementation funding. A total of 22 projects were submitted for consideration in this grant application. Once the call for projects closed on May 18, 2016 the submitted projects were scored with updated Project Scoring Criteria that reflected the specific requirements of the funding solicitation and the Region's priorities, as approved by the RAC. Projects were grouped into tiers, and Tier 1 list of projects was considered by the Project Selection Workgroup. The Workgroup met six times in June and July 2016 to review the details of the submitted projects, conduct project interviews, and identify a $4.6 million package containing 8 priority planning and involvement projects targeting DACs, EDAs, and URCs. These projects are anticipated to be submitted to DWR in November 2016.

Proposition 1 Disadvantaged Community Involvement Grant Project Selection Workgroup
The following individuals, each with experiecne working with DACs, EDAs, and URCs, were nominated by the RAC to participate on the Workgroup:

The Proposition 1 DAC Involvement Grant Application project list was approved by the RAC on August 3, 2016, and can be viewed by clicking here.

Proposition 84-Round 4 Project Ranking
A total of 31 projects were submitted for the Final Round of Proposition 84 Implementation Funding. Once the call for projects closed on April 22, 2015 the submitted projects were scored with updated Project Scoring Criteria that reflected the specific requirements of the funding solicitation and the Region's priorities, as approved by the RAC. Projects were grouped into tiers, and Tier 1 list of projects was considered by the Project Selection Workgroup. The Workgroup met six times in May 2015 to review the details of the submitted projects, conduct project interviews, and identify a $31 million package containing 13 priority projects to be submitted for the final round of Proposition 84 funding. This package was submitted to DWR in August 2015.

Proposition 84 Final Round Project Selection Workgroup
The following individuals were nominated by the RAC to participate on the Workgroup:

The Proposition 84 Final Round Grant Application project list was approved by the RAC on June 3, 2015, and can be viewed by clicking here.

Meeting #6
May 18, 2015
Agenda
Meeting #5
May 15, 2015
Interview Schedule
Meeting #4
May 14, 2015
Interview Schedule
Meeting #3
May 13, 2015
Agenda
Meeting #2
May 7, 2015
Agenda
Handouts: Example Interview Questions
Meeting #1
May 6, 2015
Agenda
Handouts: Baseline for Decision Process, Project Scoring Criteria, Framework for Additional Workgroup Consideration, Criteria for Additional Workgroup Consideration, Draft DWR Scoring Matrix, Workgroup Purpose and Ground Rules, Conflict of Interest Policy

Proposition 84-Drought Relief Project Ranking
A total of 12 projects were submitted for the Drought Relief round of Proposition 84 Implementation Funding. Once the call for projects closed on April 30, 2014 the submitted projects were scored with updated Project Scoring Criteria that reflected the specific requirements of the funding solicitation and the Region's priorities, as approved by the RAC. Due to the nature of the funding solicitation with its emphasis on drought relief that could be implemented on an expedited timeline, and the small number of projects that were submitted for consideration, projects were not grouped into tiers, and the entire list of projects was considered by the Project Selection Workgroup. The Workgroup met four times in May 2014 to review the details of the submitted projects, and identify a $15 million package of projects to be submitted for the drought relief funding. This package was submitted to DWR in July 2014.

Proposition 84 Drought Relief Project Selection Workgroup
The following individuals were nominated by the RAC to participate on the Workgroup:

The Proposition 84 Drought Relief Grant Application project list was approved by the RAC on June 4, 2014, and can be viewed by clicking here.

Meeting #4
May 29, 2014
Agenda
Meeting #3
May 28, 2014
Interview Schedule
Meeting #2
May 21, 2014
Agenda
Handouts: Example Interview Questions
Meeting #1
May 20, 2014
Agenda
Handouts: Baseline for Decision Process, Project Scoring Criteria, Framework for Additional Workgroup Consideration, Criteria for Additional Workgroup Consideration, Draft DWR Scoring Matrix, Workgroup Purpose and Ground Rules, Conflict of Interest Policy

Proposition 84-Round 2 Project Ranking
A total of 36 projects were submitted and considered for the Region's Proposition 84-Round 2 Implementation Grant Proposal. Once the Round 2 Call for Projects ended on October 19, 2012 the submitted projects were scored with updated Project Scoring Criteria approved by the Regional Advisory Committee. The entire list of projects submitted to the online project database was evaluated by the Proposition 84-Round 2 Project Selection Workgroup (a RAC Workgroup). The Workgroup met five times in November 2012 to review the details of the submitted projects and identify a $9.91M package of projects to be submitted for Proposition 84 Round 2 funding. This package of seven projects was submitted to DWR in March 2013. For more information regarding the Project Selection Workgroup's evaluation process, please refer to the following presentation. The cumulative scores of all projects entered into the online project database for Proposition 84-Round 2 Implementation Grant funding consideration can be found here. Please note that while projects were grouped into Tier 1 (top 50%) and Tier 2 (bottom 50%), the Project Selection Workgroup evaluated all projects entered into the online project database.

Proposition 84-Round 2 Project Selection Workgroup
The following individuals were nominated by the RAC to participate on the Workgroup:

The Proposition 84-Round 2 Implementation Grant Application project list was approved by the RAC on December 5, 2012, and can be viewed by clicking here.

Meeting #5
November 29, 2012
Agenda
Meeting #4
November 27, 2012
Interview Schedule
Handouts: Funding Match Overview, Interview Informational Handout, Interview Question Form
Meeting #3
November 19, 2012
Agenda
Meeting #2
November 14, 2012
Agenda
Meeting #1
November 5, 2012
Agenda
Handouts: Baseline for Decision Process, Project Scoring Table, Criteria for Workgroup Consideration, Workgroup Purpose and Ground Rules, Conflict of Interest Policy, Objectives Criteria

Proposition 84-Round 1 Project Ranking
A total of 54 projects were submitted and considered for the Region's Proposition 84-Round 1 Implementation Grant Proposal. Once the current Call for Projects ended on August 2, 2010, the submitted projects were scored and tiered as described above. The Tier 1 project list was evaluated by the Proposition 84 Project Selection Workgroup (a RAC Workgroup). The Workgroup met several times throughout the Summer 2010 to review the details of the Tier 1 projects and identify a $7.9M package of projects to be submitted for Proposition 84 Round 1 funding.

Proposition 84-Round 1 Project Selection Workgroup
The following individuals were nominated by the RAC to participate on the Workgroup:

The Proposition 84-Round 1 Implementation Grant Application project list was approved by the RAC on October 6, 2010, and can be viewed by clicking here.

See the Grant Administration page for more information about each funded project.

Meeting #6
September 30, 2010
Agenda and Summary
Meeting #5
September 29, 2010
Agenda and Summary
Meeting #4
September 24, 2010
Agenda and Summary
Meeting #3
September 23, 2010
Agenda and Summary
Handouts: Watershed Group Comments and Responses
Meeting #2
September 16, 2010
Agenda and Summary
Handouts: Revised Workgroup Ground Rules, Revised Workgroup Selection Criteria, Statewide Priorities
Meeting #1
September 9, 2010
Agenda and Summary
Handouts: Workgroup Ground Rules, Workgroup Selection Criteria

Proposition 50 Project Ranking
A total of 51 projects were considered for Proposition 50 funding by the Proposition 50 Project Selection Workgroup. The Workgroup met several times throughout August and September 2007 to review the details of the 51 candidate projects and identified a $25M package of projects to be submitted for Proposition 50 Round 2 funding.

Proposition 50 Project Selection Workgroup
The following individuals have been nominated by the RAC to participate on the Workgroup:

The Proposition 50 Implementation Grant Application project list was approved by the RAC on September 19, 2007, and can be viewed by clicking here.

See the Grant Administration page for more information about each funded project.

Meeting #6
July 31, 2008
Agenda and Summary
Meeting #5
November 9, 2007
Agenda, Approach to Redistributing Round 2 Implementation Grant Funds, Funding Reallocation Matrix
Meeting #4
September 9, 2007
Agenda and Summary
Meeting #3
August 29, 2007
Agenda and Summary
Meeting #2
August 23, 2007
Agenda and Summary
Meeting #1