Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators

LoisBKrieger Since 1995, Western Municipal Water District has offered educators in western Riverside County the opportunity to apply for grants for water-related projects. This widely popular program helps fund creative classroom projects that further a better understanding of water and the vital role it plays in the community. All teachers in Western's District, in both private and public schools in grades K -12, are eligible to apply for these grants.

The grants, up to $1000, are named for Lois Krieger, who served as Western's representative to the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for 25 years. She was the first female chairperson of Metropolitan, as well as the first female President of the Association of California Water Agencies. 
Krieger Grant Recipients 2013 Through the grant program, educators and students have the opportunity to become actively engaged in educational and water-related projects. This program continues to have a wide-ranging impact on students and educators in Western's general service area. The application filing period begins on August 1. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 8. Teachers in Western's service area are eligible to apply. For a list public schools visit: https://wmwd.com/366/Qualifying-Schools

*Please note that grants over $600 require that Western issue a 1099 form and there might be tax implications for individual teachers.

Both public and private schools are eligible. For questions regarding the grant application process email: LDeGrave@WMWD.com

Qualifying Schools
Application for the Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators

2020 Lois B. Krieger Grant recipients



  • Christy Wong Ah Sun, Mountain View Elementary School
  • Chantelle Loitz, Elsinore High School
  • John Chung, Ortega High School
  • Kevin Mobley ,Elsinore High School
  • Nadine Loza, Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Dinah Palagi, Pedley Elemetary School
  • Sunny Kaura, Centennial High School
  • Glenda Haas, Railroad Canyon Elementary School
  • Araceli Anguiano, Corona High School
  • Cherie Oshita-Gruidl, E. Hale Curran Elementary School
  • Kelley Remington, Temescal Valley Elementary School
  • Darla Garcia, Temescal Valley Elementary
  • Cheryl Tamayo, Arlington High School
  • Janice Lomnicky, E. Hale Curran Elementary School
  • Shaun Galvan, Temescal Canyon High
  • Maricela Archer, Matthew Gage Middle School
  • Maria Sheehan, Temescal Valley Elementary School
  • Don Fitzgerald, Murrieta Valley High School
  • Abbe Kya, Santiago High School
  • Carolyn Diaz, John F. Kennedy Middle College High School
  • Courtney Flores, Woodcrest Christian Day School

Field Trip Sponsorships



Western's current field trip program is sponsored via the Lois B. Krieger Water Project Grants for Educators. Teachers can apply each year during the months of September - November for field trip sponsorship through the education grant program.

For more information on our grants and sponsorship opportunities, contact Western at 951.571.7259 
 Krieger Grant postcard 201908