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Public water systems must use the Universal Pre-application (UPA) to submit project proposals to be considered for Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SDWSRF) funding by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Pre-applications submitted will be evaluated, ranked and adopted into the existing SDWSRF Project Priority List (PPL) on a periodic basis unless the Pre-application is for an emergency project.

See UPA Instructions on how to register and complete a UPA for your water system. You can also view a copy of the complete Pre-Application here. For additional information, see the SDWSRF FAQ.

Registration and Login

Registration and Login are required before you may enter the system. For those who have previously registered on the Pre-App Portal, please enter your User Name (email address) and click on Continue. If you do not remember your password, please click on Forgot Password? and a new password will be emailed to you. User accounts that have been approved in the Electronic Annual Report (EAR) prior to 2/4/2014 do not need to re-register in the UPA system. However, going forward, the EAR and UPA are two separate systems that do not share user information.

New applicants require Registration. After filling out your user profile, you will be emailed access instructions once your account has been reviewed and activated by your local District Office.

Emergency Projects

For emergency projects, please contact your local CDPH district office for guidance on how to apply for funding assistance.
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Please contact us at for any questions or comments on how we can improve this service. Thank you for your cooperation in using the UPA system.