SGMA Guidelines Nov 24
The State Releases Draft Guidelines for SGMA Implementation Grants.
The California Department of Water Resources has released the draft guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package for the Sustainable Groundwater Management Grant Program’s and Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Implementation Funding.
The California Department of Water Resources plans to deliver the funding in at least two funding solicitations: Round 1 will provide over $150 million by spring 2022 to regional groundwater agencies in critically over drafted basins for planning and implementation projects to help comply with SGMA.
Future solicitation in 2022 thru 2023 will provide over $204 million from various funding sources, including anticipated General Fund appropriations in Fiscal Years 2022/23 and 2023/24, remaining Fiscal Years 2021/22 General Funds, remaining Proposition 68 Implementation funds, and any funds not awarded in Round 1, for planning and implementation projects to help comply with SGMA. If any funds are available after Round 2, future funding solicitations will be provided.
The public comment period began on October 13 and ends on November 29, 2021. Following the review and consideration of public comments, DWR will release the final 2021 Guide-lines and PSP and solicit proposals for Round 1.