DWR has released the final versions of the 2014 IRWM Drought Grant Program Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package. These newly released documents, public comments received on the draft documents, as well as other information about the IRWM Grant Program, can be found at: http://www.water.ca.gov/irwm/grants.
On January 17, 2014, Governor Edmund G. Brown proclaimed a Drought State of Emergency and on March 1, 2014, Governor Brown signed legislation to assist drought-affected communities and provide funding to better use local water supplies. The Governor and Legislature have directed DWR to expedite the solicitation and award of $200 million (of the $472.5 million) in IRWM funding to support projects and programs that provide immediate regional drought preparedness, increase local water supply reliability and the delivery of safe drinking water, assist water suppliers and regions to implement conservation programs and measures that are not locally cost-effective, and/or reduce water quality conflicts or ecosystem conflicts created by the drought.
Two Workshops will be held to provide potential grant applicants with assistance on preparing grant applications:
|University of California Cooperative Extension in Bakersfield
1031 S. Mt, Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
|June 18, 2014
Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
This meeting will be web broadcast via the following link: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast/
|June 20, 2014