Round 2 (FY 22/23) Multibenefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP) Program

Portal ID:
15755
Status:
Forecasted
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

To increase regional capacity to repurpose agricultural land to reduce reliance on groundwater while providing community health, economic wellbeing, water supply, habitat,  and climate benefits. 

Description:

This program funds groundwater sustainability projects that reduce groundwater use, repurpose irrigated agricultural land, and provide wildlife habitat.

Grants up to $8.89 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 $8.89 million as funding allows.

Up to $2.44 million in grants, comprised of $2 million from the current grant solicitation and $500,000 from the remaining funding from the Budget Act of 2021 (SB 170, Ch. 240, Stat. 2021), 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 identified in Section 2 of the Guidelines.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Please see the guidelines for additional information regarding eligible applicants.

Eligible Geographies:

State of California

Important Dates

The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
June 1, 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
TBD
Anticipated Open Date
January 31, 2023

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$40,000,000
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

This program is funded by the Public Resources Trailer Bill (AB 211, Ch. 574, Stat. of 2022), which appropriated $40 million to the Department to fund groundwater sustainability projects that reduce groundwater use, repurpose irrigated agricultural land, and provide wildlife habitat.

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Shanna Atherton-Bauer, 1-916-858-9724, Shanna.Atherton@conservation.ca.gov