Agencies Can Apply Now for Funding Through State Instream Flow Water Purchase Program by ACWA Staff Sep 20, 2023 Water News SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) are accepting applications for the Instream Flow Water Purchase Program. Grant funding is available under the program for projects that measurably enhance existing flow conditions to provide fisheries and ecosystem benefits, with a focus on the acquisition of instream flows in the Sacramento-San Joaquin watershed during January through June, with priority for flows provided in dry and critically dry water year types. DWR is accepting the applications on a rolling basis, and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by Oct 1. Submittal of conceptual proposals is possible, and applicants with such proposals are encouraged to contact DWR prior to submission. Eligible applicants include public agencies and utilities, including water and irrigation districts. Applicants must submit all documents using DWR’s Grants Review and Tracking System. For more information, view the grant guidelines.