FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Release of DRAFT 2021 Guidelines/Proposal Solicitation Package (GLs/PSP) for the Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Grant Program

From the Department of Water Resources:

We are pleased to announce the release of the DRAFT 2021 Guidelines/Proposal Solicitation Package (GL/PSP) for the Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Grant Program  for public review. Release of the Draft GL/PSP commences a 15-day public comment period, which will close at 5:00 pm on October 8, 2021.

This solicitation will make approximately $190 million in grant funding available for interim or immediate relief in response to conditions arising from drought across California. The drought relief goal is to address immediate impacts on human health and safety and on fish and wildlife resources, and to provide water to persons or communities that lose or are threatened with the loss or contamination of water supplies.

Please note that the Governor signed legislation on September 23 (SB-170) that affects this drought funding. This GL/PSP incorporates the legislative changes, but some references to the CA Water Code will need to be updated once SB-170 is chaptered.

How to submit comments on the Draft GL/PSP:

Electronic submissions strongly encouraged.

  1. Send an Email to: urbandrought@water.ca.gov
  2. Send a letter (postmarked by the deadline) to: 

Financial Assistance Branch
Department of Water Resources
P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236
Attention: Urban & Multibenefit Drought Relief Program

We want to thank you for your time reviewing the draft GL/PSP, and we appreciate all comments received.  We look forward to working with you during the grant application process.

For more information on the DWR’s Drought Relief Grants, visit https://drought.ca.gov/ or e-mail us at: urbandrought@water.ca.gov.

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