FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program’s Prop 68 Final Implementation PSP

From the Department of Water Resources:

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) released the final SGM Grant Program’s Proposition 68 (Prop 68) Implementation Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP). The PSP is posted here. Along with the PSP, you can find all of the attachments and templates needed to apply for the Implementation Round 1 grant solicitation along the right hand side of the webpage.

The Implementation Round 1 grant solicitation will open on Monday, November 9, 2020, at 8 AM, and close on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 5 PM PST. The Round 1 grant solicitation will provide $26 million for projects located within Critically Overdrafted (COD) basins as determined by the most recent DWR Bulletin 118. The future Implementation Round 2 grant solicitation is anticipated to open in Spring 2022.

The PSP released today is not a standalone document; applicants will need to refer to the 2019 Proposition 68 SGM Guidelines (2019 Guidelines) for additional information. Prospective applicants are highly encouraged to read the 2019 Guidelines, PSP, and grant agreement template prior to deciding to submit an application. Potential applicants are also encouraged to reach out to the SGM Grant Program staff at SGWP@water.ca.gov to further discuss potential project(s) prior to applying.

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