FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: DRAFT 2022 Guidelines/Proposal Solicitation Package (GL/PSP) for the Urban Community Drought Relief Grant Program

From the Department of Water Resources:

DWR is pleased to announce the release of the DRAFT 2022 Guidelines/Proposal Solicitation Package (GL/PSP) for the Urban Community 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 August 31, 2022.

This solicitation will make approximately $285 million in grant funding available for drought response projects. 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 Legislature is still working on trailer bill language that could affect this solicitation. The Final GL/PSP will incorporate any legislative changes.

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 Community 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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