DWR IRWM Grant Program Guidelines- 2014 Drought Grant Solicitation

  • by BPC Staff
  • on April 7, 2014

DWR Announces Release of Draft 2014 IRWM Grant Program Guidelines for the 2014 Drought Grant Solicitation

Today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the release of the Draft 2014 Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Grant Program Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the expedited 2014 Drought Grant Solicitation funded by Proposition 84. This funding is administered from DWR through the SAWPA OWOW process and its OWOW 2014 Emergency Drought Grant Program. An OWOW Call for Projects to the stakeholders will be announced within the next few weeks. The types of projects that the OWOW Call for Projects will be seeking are defined as follows:


  *   Provide immediate regional drought preparedness

  *   Increase local water supply reliability and the delivery of safe drinking water

  *   Assist water suppliers and regions to implement conservation programs and measures that are not locally cost-effective

  *   Reduce water quality conflicts or ecosystem conflicts created by the drought


With the release of the draft Guidelines and the PSP by DWR, DWR is inviting comments to the draft Guidelines and PSP under a public comment period that will close on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM. All OWOW stakeholders are encouraged to review the new Guidelines and PSP and provide comments as deemed appropriate. See link to their announcement here:



Concurrent with this DWR announcement, we are pleased to announce the formal approval by the OWOW Steering Committee of a draft Project Selection Criteria and Weighting, the use of decision software tool to support rating and ranking and the formation of a Project Review Committee process to select projects under the OWOW 2014 Emergency Drought Grant Program. These items are on the SAWPA Commission agenda for ratification on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. We encourage all interested stakeholders to commence preparations for the forthcoming submittal of multi-benefit, multi-jurisdictional, integrated projects that will address the drought emergency.