The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) recently announced the opening of the Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Grant Program’s Proposition 68 Planning—Round 3 grant solicitation. This grant program offers $47.75 million in competitive grants, primarily funded by Proposition 68, which makes $46.25 million available for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA) or GSA representatives to develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans. The additional $1.5 million is funded by Proposition 1.
The solicitation is opened in DWR’s Grants Review and Tracking System (GRanTS) located here. The grant solicitation is named “SGM Planning – Round 3.” An Applicant Assistance Webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A follow up email will be sent with the login information and links; the information will also be available on the DWR website.
Grant applications can be submitted using DWR’s online submittal tool. GRanTS and will be accepted starting at 9 a.m. on September 9, 2019, until 1 p.m. on November 1, 2019. For additional information, please email the Department of Water Resources at SGWP@water.ca.gov.