You are invited to participate in a virtual CA Drought Funding Informational Session, hosted by the California Department of Water Resources with the State Water Resources Control Board. The session will be held on Thursday, September 16 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Pacific Time) via Zoom.
The California state budget has designated millions of dollars in funding for the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to provide financial and technical assistance to communities experiencing hardship due to drought. This funding complements ongoing efforts by DWR and the State Water Board to partner with communities on sustainable drinking water solutions that will improve resiliency to drought and other climate change-induced conditions.
This informational session will provide details on how the funding works, who is eligible to receive assistance, what types of projects are eligible, and more. Funding opportunities exist for small and rural communities, urban communities and underrepresented communities, including Tribes. Please refer to the websites for eligibility criteria. Entities not eligible to apply are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants as appropriate. Please note that individuals alone will not be eligible for funding.
Communities with a failing drinking water supply should contact their County Office of Emergency Services for immediate assistance and emergency response to urgent drinking water needs. These contacts can then facilitate requests for state funding as appropriate.
A representative from the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will also be available to answer questions and provide information related to Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant funding.
Below are the Zoom registration link (to obtain session link and/or call-in number) and agenda.