The Stormwater/Flood Management (SWFM) Grant Program is a competitive grant program created under the Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1E) and is a complementary program to the Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Grant Program funded by the Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coast Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84).
The Department of Water Resources developed Program Guidelines that meet the requirements of Proposition 84 and Proposition 1E and related implementing legislation. These guidelines are used for the disbursement of the Proposition 1E SWFM funding and the related Proposition 84 IRWM funding. Final Program Guidelines including Proposition 1E Program requirements were adopted and released by DWR in August 2010 and updated in November 2012. The guidelines include general program requirements; eligibility requirements, proposal selection information; and associated guidance. The guidelines established three Grant Programs – the SWFM Grant Program, IRWM Planning Grant Program, and RWM Implementation Grant Program.