Technical Assistance Grants Program

An extensometer in Zamora, California, will be rehabilitated for the Sustainable Groundwater Management Program of the California Department of Water Resources. Zamora is a city in Yolo County.

An extensometer in Zamora, California, will be rehabilitated for the Sustainable Groundwater Management Program of the California Department of Water Resources. Zamora is a city in Yolo County.

DWR has retained the services of Dudek to provide Underrepresented Communities Technical Assistance (TA) Services. 

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), passed in 2014, requires the development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSP) by Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA) to sustainably manage groundwater resources for local communities.  It is crucial that GSP implementation projects address Prop 68 eligible needs, risks, and vulnerabilities of underrepresented areas with regards to SGMA mandated activities; however, it has been reported that some GSAs have not been able to address these needs, risks, and vulnerabilities to a sufficient extent.  DWR recognizes the need for additional Technical Assistance (TA) and, thus, implemented Underrepresented Community Technical Assistance to address this need.

 

Dudek will assist in implementing SGMA needs, risk, and vulnerability assessments, and other technical assistance services to Tribes and Underrepresented Communities (as defined in the 2020 Prop 68 Implementation PSP). Local entities will be able to request Underrepresented Communities Technical Assistance (TA) services through an application process administered and managed by DWR. 

Information regarding requesting this service is now available.  Please contact us to learn more.