DWR to Invest Millions in Groundwater Sustainability for Disadvantaged Communities and Local Agencies by Will Holbert Feb 6, 2018 Water News The Department of Water Resources (DWR) on Feb. 6 announced $85.8 million in grants for groundwater sustainability projects that directly benefit severely disadvantaged communities, and for local agency development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans. DWR received 78 grant applications and is recommending that all receive awards, pending a 15-day public comment period. The grants are funded by Proposition 1 passed in 2014 and awarded on a competitive basis. A significant number of the recipients are ACWA member agencies. The full list of grant applications that were submitted is available on the Sustainable Groundwater Planning Grant Program webpage. The public may submit comments via email to SGWP@water.ca.gov .