Proposition 1 - Overview

On November 4, 2014, California voters approved Proposition 1 (Assembly Bill 1471, Rendon), the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Prop 1 authorized $7.545 billion in general obligation bonds for water projects including surface and groundwater storage, ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration, and drinking water protection. Please see list below for more information regarding each of the funding categories.
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will administer Proposition 1 funds for five programs (small community wastewater, water recycling, drinking water, stormwater and groundwater sustainability).  For more information visit: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/grants_loans/proposition1.shtml

Proposition 1 also authorized the appropriation of $510 million in Integrated Regional Water Management funding for Implementation and Planning efforts, to be administered by the Department of Water Resources.  For the IRWM Grant Program, funding will be allocated to areas of the state referred to as "funding areas" instead of hydrologic regions. Of this $510 million, a portion will be devoted to assisting disadvantaged communities.  For more information visit:

The remaining funds in Proposition 1 will be administered by several state conservancies, the Wildlife Conservation Board, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

For more information about each funding source including estimated schedules and the breakdown of funding available click here.

For more information about Proposition 1 bond accountability and the schedule for release of guidelines and funding please see:


The Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014

Clean, Safe and Reliable Drinking Water ($520 Million) – Disadvantaged Communities

Protecting Rivers, Lakes, Coastal Waters and Watersheds ($1.495 Billion)

Regional Water Security, Climate, and Drought Preparedness ($810 Million)

Statewide Water Storage ($2.7 Billion)

Water Recycling ($725 Million)

Groundwater Sustainability & Cleanup ($900 Million)

Statewide Flood Management ($395 Million)

Disadvantaged Communities Involvement Program