Bureau of Reclamation Drought Response Program Funding Opportunities

The Bureau of Reclamation has released two funding opportunities for fiscal year 2018 through its Drought Response Program, which is part of the Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART program. These funding opportunities are available for entities to develop drought contingency plans and build long-term solutions to drought.

Drought Contingency Planning:
Reclamation will provide financial assistance on a competitive basis for applicants to develop a drought contingency plan or to update an existing plan to meet the required ...

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USBR WaterSMART Funding Opportunities

The Bureau of Reclamation has released several WaterSMART funding opportunities this fall. Below is a list of the available funding programs and their respective funding opportunity number.

WaterSMART Grants

Small-Scale Water Efficiency Projects
The new small-scale water efficiency projects funding opportunity is for small improvements that have been identified through previous planning efforts. Projects eligible for funding include installation of flow measurement or automation in a specific part of a water delivery system, lining ...

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California Financing Coordinating Committee Funding Fairs

Mark your calendars; the California Financing Coordinating Committee (CFCC) will be hosting six free funding fairs throughout the state between April and September of this year. The CFCC is made of five state and two federal member agencies with the purpose of providing opportunities for the public and potential customers to obtain information about currently available infrastructure grant, loan and bond financing programs and options.

CFCC agencies fund primarily the following types of infrastructure projects: drinking water, wastewater, water quality, water ...

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DWR Releases Final 2015 Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Grant PSP & Guidelines

DWR has released the final versions of the 2015 Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Grant Program Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package. These newly released documents as well as other information about the Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Grant Program can be found at: http://www.water.ca.gov/wuegrants/SolicitationsProp1AG.cfm.

In November 2014, California voters passed Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014. Chapter 7 of Proposition 1 provides funding to improve regional water self-reliance security and adapt to climate change effects on ...

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USGS Seeks National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Proposals

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $2 million in cooperative agreements to support participation in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN) in 2016.

The USGS is working with the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information’s (ACWI) Subcommittee on Ground Water (SOGW) to develop and administer the NGWMN.  The NGWMN is designed as a cooperative groundwater data collection, management, and reporting system that will be based on data from selected wells in existing federal, state, tribal, and local groundwater ...

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Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

PRESS RELEASE

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(916) 445-4571

Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

SACRAMENTO – Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state’s drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.

“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of ...

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Draft Guidelines and PSP Released for 2015 IRWM Implementation Grant Solicitation

The Department of Water Resources has announced the release of the draft Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the 2015 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Implementation Grant Solicitation funded by Proposition 84 (The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006).

This release of the draft Guidelines and the PSP opens the public comment period. The public comment period will close on April 24, 2015 at 5:00 PM. After 30 days of ...

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ACWA Urges Member Agencies to Activate Drought Plans

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Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA)
July 24, 2014 Email to Member Agencies

The State Water Resources Control Board adopted emergency regulations July 15 that require local water agencies to implement mandatory water restrictions and report monthly water production data.

ACWA is urging its urban member agencies to move swiftly to activate mandatory provisions of their water shortage contingency plans if they have not already done so. Agencies that do not have water shortage contingency plans are required to either ...

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CDFA Extends Deadline for SWEEP Grant

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has extended the deadline for applications to the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) to July 29, 2014. The SWEEP grant program is authorized by California emergency drought legislation (Senate Bill 103). An estimated $10 million in competitive grant funding will be awarded to provide financial assistance to agricultural operations for implementation of water conservation measures that result in increased water efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Applicants must access the Application ...

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