propositon 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) is responsible for administering Proposition 1 funds for five programs (small community wastewater, water recycling, drinking water, stormwater and groundwater sustainability). For more information visit:

Proposition 1 also authorized the appropriation of $510 million in Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) funding for Implementation and Planning efforts, which is being administered by the Department of Water Resources. For the IRWM Grant Program, funding has been 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 are being administered by several state conservancies, the Wildlife Conservation Board, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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