To increase regional capacity to repurpose agricultural land to reduce reliance on groundwater while providing community health, economic wellbeing, water supply, habitat, renewable energy, and climate benefits.
This program funds groundwater sustainability projects that reduce groundwater use, repurpose irrigated agricultural land, and provide wildlife habitat.
Grants up to $10 million each will be awarded as block grants to regional or basin-scale organizations to develop and implement land repurposing programs. Block grant recipients will then award subgrants and contract to achieve the program deliverables. The Department reserves the right to increase grant awards above $10 million as funding allows.
$2 million will be awarded to one entity to provide statewide technical assistance and facilitate communication and collaboration necessary to meet the purposes of the program.
Up to $5 million in grants will be awarded to federally recognized and non-federally recognized California Native American tribes on the contact list maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission to plan for, develop, and implement multibenefit land repurposing projects within the eligible groundwater basins.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
State of California
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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