WaterSMART FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: FY2019 Water and Energy Efficiency Grants

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation is making funding available through its WaterSMART Program for water and energy efficiency grants. These grants will be awarded to projects that will result in quantifiable and sustained water savings and support broader water reliability benefits. The funding opportunity is available at www.grants.gov by searching for funding opportunity number BOR-DO-19-F004. Applications […]

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PROP 1 FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Ocean Protection Council latest grant solicitation is now open

The Ocean Protection Council’s latest grant solicitation is now open. OPC priority issue areas for Proposition 1 funding are: Marine managed areas Ocean and coastal water quality impacts Fisheries and fish habitat Climate change adaptation Proposition 1 projects must provide long-term benefits in at least one of the priority issue areas. Visit the OPC Proposition 1 webpage for all details:  […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: FY19 Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (AWUE) Grant Program

The FY19 Agricultural Water Use Efficiency (AWUE) Grant Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been posted.  Under this  funding opportunity, applicants can request up to $1 Million for projects that increase flexibility for water managers through system modifications and improvements, and development of agricultural water efficiency projects and other projects that will help communities build resilience to drought. Eligible applicants include states, […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Bureau of Reclamation launches funding opportunity for WaterSMART small-scale water efficiency projects

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation has released a funding opportunity for small-scale water efficiency projects as part of the WaterSMART Program. The projects funded with these grants include installation of flow measurement devices and automation technology, canal lining or piping to address seepage, municipal meter upgrades, and other projects to conserve water. These cost-shared projects conserve […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Bureau of Reclamation makes funding available for projects that build long-term resilience to drought

From the Bureau of Reclamation: The Bureau of Reclamation has made a funding opportunity available as part of its WaterSMART Drought Response Program for projects that build long-term resilience to drought and reduce the need for emergency response actions. Reclamation anticipates awarding between 10 and 15 drought resiliency projects this year. Drought resiliency projects increase the reliability of water supplies, […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2019 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Grants

From the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: A public workshop will be held online and in person at 1700 9th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814, Second Floor Conference Room on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., PST. Please see 2019 Draft PSN Public Workshop Flyer (PDF) for details:   The 2019 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice […]

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FUNDING GUIDELINES: Regional Flood Management Assistance Program (RFMAP)

From the Department of Water Resources, Division of Flood Management: DWR is releasing the draft Regional Flood Management Assistance Program (RFMAP) Guidelines (PDF) for a 45-day public comment period. The proposed guidelines outline the new RFMAP’s structure and process for applying for State funding for the six regional flood management groups. RFMAP funds can be used by local public agencies to pursue projects that […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program Now Accepting Applications

From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: In response to the recent decline of winter-flooded rice fields in the Central Valley and the ecological importance of this habitat base, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 2348 in September of 2018. AB 2348 established the California Winter Rice Habitat Incentive Program (Section 3469, Fish and Game Code), which is designed to […]

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2019 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice

From the Department of Fish and Wildlife: The 2019 Fisheries Habitat Restoration Proposal Solicitation Notice (PDF) has been released for public comments. The deadline for comments is 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019. The 2019 PSN FAQ (PDF) lists the updates from 2018 and interested parties are encouraged to review the document before commenting. The Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) […]

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FUNDING AVAILABLE: DWR solicits proposals from Local Maintaining Agencies seeking financial assistance

From the Department of Water Resources FLOODSafe Program: The Flood Maintenance Assistance Program (FMAP) is a new program that provides State funds for eligible maintenance activities to Local Maintaining Agencies (LMAs) and Maintenance Areas (MAs). This program will help ensure that State Plan of Flood Control facilities are properly maintained and have sufficient resources, including funding, to meet applicable federal […]

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