2022 Urban Community Drought Relief Funding
Funding for the Program was authorized by the Legislature amending the Budget Act of 2021 ; DWR was allocated $200 million for Urban Communities, $75 million for Conservation for Urban Suppliers, and $75 million for Turf Replacement. The same Budget Act also authorized $100 million for the Small Community Drought Relief Program. An initial phase of awards was released on February 2, 2023. View the map of awarded projects.
DWR is combining a portion of the Urban Community, Conservation for Urban Suppliers, and Turf Replacement Funding into a $300 million program. This is a separate program from the 2021 Urban and Multibenefit Drought Relief Solicitation.
DWR released the final 2022 Guidelines/Proposal Solicitation Package (GL/PSP) on October 10, 2022.
2022 Urban Community Drought Relief Program Guidelines/Proposal Solicitation Package
The GL/PSP establishes the procedures that the DWR will use to implement the Urban Community Drought Relief Program (Program). The GL/PSP is a combined document that provides both general information about the Program and detailed information about the proposal solicitation. The GL/PSP were amended in February 2023. This document includes information on Program requirements, eligible applicant and project types, submittal and review of grant applications, and the grant funding award process.
DWR has received over 150 applications requesting close to $2 billion dollars for this solicitation. We are committed to reviewing all applications in a timely manner and expect to release awards in Spring of 2023.
|Tentative Schedule||Milestone or Activity|
|August 2022||Release of Draft GL/PSP|
|October 2022||Release of Final GL/PSP|
|October 10, 2022||DWR begins accepting applications|
|5pm, January 31, 2023||Final Deadline for Applications|
|December 2022 - Spring 2023||Announcement of Awards|
- Final 2022 Urban Community Drought Relief Program Guidelines/Proposal Solicitation Package
- Attachment 2 Self-Certification Form
- Attachment 3 Budget
- Attachment 4 Schedule
- Attachment 5 Wholesaler Summary Sheet Form
- Urban Community Drought Relief Agreement Template
- Urban Community Drought Relief Cost Share Calculator
- Frequently Asked Questions
Drought Related Pages
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