Sustainable Groundwater Management (SGM) Grant Framework Open for Comments

Earlier this week, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released their Grant Proposal Solicitation Package for comments.  This grant proposal program is aimed at providing financial assistance to Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSA’s) for projects that service critically overdrafted basins.  In the initial round of funding, DWR has made available $26 million dollars for GSA’s Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSP).  DWR also plans on a second round of funding being made available in 2022, and expect the funding pool to be $62 million dollars for projects in high and medium priority basins throughout the state.  DWR will be holding a public webinar on September 3rd, 2020 at 10 AM to discuss the grant proposal, and solicit comments from any interested stakeholders.  Attendees can submit public comments during the webinar, and DWR is also accepting comments on the proposed grant document until September 18th.  Please email comments to Kelley List at