CII, Public Agency & HOA Turf Removal Program

Rancho Water, in partnership with the Department of Water Resources (DWR), invites Commercial Properties, Public Agencies, Institutions and Homeowners’ Associations to leverage their money and resources by cost-sharing on turf replacement projects to help mitigate the effects of California’s historic drought. 

Through a DWR grant awarded to RCWD, the District is providing approximately $250,000 for turf replacement projects! Successful applications will be awarded $2 per square foot of turf removed. 

Program Details

Program Overview: CLICK HERE (PDF)

Eligible Applicants: Commercial Properties, Public Agencies, Institutions, & Homeowners' Associations located in Rancho Water's service area.

Funding Amount: Successful applications will be awarded $2 per square foot of turf removed.

Application Submission Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 

Award Date: RCWD expects to contact potential grant award recipients and unsuccessful applicants by the end of April 2021. Within approximately one month of that date, financial assistance agreements will be awarded to successful applicants.


Prior to applying for the program, please review the Program Overview. If you have questions, please email

Rancho Water will accept application submissions by email or mail. Under no circumstances will applications received through any other method be considered eligible for grant award.  Regardless of the delivery method used, you must ensure that your application arrives at RCWD headquarters by the date and time deadline stated above.  Applications received after the deadline, but are postmarked prior to the deadline, will not be accepted.

The application submission deadline is Friday, April 16, 2021 

Application: CLICK HERE (PDF) 

Email Submissions:

By Mail:     Rancho California Water District

Attn: Water Use Efficiency Department

PO Box 9017

Temecula, CA 92589-9017