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Department of Water Resources Small Community Drought Relief Program (Water)

Date: December 31, 2023

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact: Vanity Campbell (

Sponsor: Contracts and Grants

Event Details

Department of Water Resources Small Community Drought Relief Program (Water)

Funding Opportunity Number: Not Applicable

Funding Organization's Deadline:  Accepted on a rolling basis

Discipline/Subject Area: Drought

ANR Priority Area(s): Water

Funding Available($): Not specified


Description: The purpose of the Small Community Drought Relief Program is to provide immediate and near-term financial and technical support to help small communities survive this and future droughts.

The Small Community Drought Relief Program (Program) was authorized by the Legislature pursuant to the Budget Act of 2021 (Stats. 2021, ch. 69, §112) and its Trailer Bill, Assembly Bill 148 (Stats. 2021, ch. 115, § 97). The Trailer Bill authorized specified state agencies, defined as implementing agencies, to, subject to an appropriation for these purposes, to make grants and direct expenditures for interim or immediate relief in response to conditions arising from a drought scenario 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.

Eligible projects shall be in counties included in Governor Newsom’s state of emergency proclamations for 2021. Any county or jurisdiction included in a future drought proclamation by the Governor or for circumstances for which the SWRCB determines that drought conditions necessitate urgent and immediate action to ensure availability of safe drinking water, to protect public health and safety, will also qualify for funding.

Applications for funding will be accepted on a first come first served basis until all the funds are awarded, or until December 29, 2023, whichever comes first. No applications will be accepted after December 29, 2023.


OCG Note: Please note any changes to the funding opportunity including deadline dates may not be updated to this calendar. Please visit the Sponsor's website below for additional information.

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