Today, the California Natural Resources Agency released a draft spending schedule and grant guidelines for future water bond projects. The schedule and guidelines were created as a result of Proposition 1, a ten-year water bond that was overwhelmingly passed by voters in November of 2014. The draft schedule details the benchmarks for the first bond year while the draft guidelines will offer assistance to grant making organizations and applicants.
According to a quote in the Agency’s press release from Secretary John Laird, “The draft schedule and grant guidelines are a vital part of ensuring the transparent, expeditious, and accountable spending of the $7.5 billion bond.” Funding in the bond provides a roadmap for projects in the form of the California Water Action Plan which invests in projects that provide water reliability, restore natural habitats and ensure infrastructure dependability.
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