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Water Desalination Grant Program
2017 Grant Funding (Round 4)

DWR released the draft funding awards for the fourth round of Proposition 1 Desalination Grants. Eight (8) projects are recommended for funding to receive a total of $34.4 million of available funds. These projects are:

Funding Category
Project Title Total Project Cost
Grant Award
Construction South Coast Water District Doheny Ocean Desalination Phase 1 Project $107,108,400 $10,000,000
City of Antioch City of Antioch Brackish Water Desalination Project $62,217,732 $10,000,000
City of Camarillo North Pleasant Valley Desalter $31,930,663 $10,000,000
Design Pilot Eastern Municipal Water District Enhanced Brine Concentration Design Pilot Project $5,965,078 $1,500,000
Olivenhain Municipal Water District San Dieguito Valley Brackish Groundwater Desalination Design Pilot $1,340,856 $650,000
Feasibility Study Indian Wells Valley Water District Indian Wells Valley (IWV) Brackish Groundwater Feasibility Study $1,518,389 $1,083,984
Water Replenishment District of Southern California Feasibility Study for the West Coast Basin Brackish Water Reclamation Project $1,400,000 $700,000
Research Pilot University of Southern California System Configurations and Cooling Technologies for Waste-Heat-Driven Membrane Distillation in Desalination Applications with High Water Recovery $1,007,852 $503,490
Total Funding $34,437,474

A public meeting to receive comments on the draft funding recommendations was held on February 5, 2018 at Metropolitan Water District’s headquarters (presentation). Information on this meeting and the Notice of Public Meeting and Comment Period on Draft Funding Recommendation Water Desalination Grant Program Round 4 - Proposition 1 Grants, January 24, 2018, is found here.(pdf)

Application Process and Updated Schedule

Application process and updated schedule for Round 4

Need More Information?

If you need any additional information, or if you have questions about the PSP, please contact DWR’s Water Recycling and Desalination Section chief, Richard Mills, at 916-651-0715 or by e-mail