CSAC Bulletin Article

State to Host Drought Funding Webinars for Counties

August 19, 2021

In response to a request from CSAC and local government partners, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) and Department of Water Resources (DWR) are hosting a webinar to increase awareness of available funding for emergency drought response.

The State is interested in partnering with counties to develop regional programs that will help fill emergency drought response funding gaps, especially in counties that have a high risk of wells going dry and/or a large number of state small water systems and domestic wells. Specifically, they are prepared to collaborate on regional programs that include assessments (e.g., outreach and sampling), interim solutions (e.g., bottled water or hauled water and tanks), and long-term solutions (e.g., well repairs, replacements, or consolidation) for state small water systems and domestic wells. Counties, or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) serving the county, that receive funding will be responsible for managing and implementing the program and received reimbursement for costs incurred related to the implementation and management of these programs.

There are two webinars scheduled, both via zoom. You don’t need to attend both.

  • Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 10 a.m.
    Link: bit.ly/drought25
    Meeting ID: 942 9952 4210
    Passcode: 443815
    Join by phone: +1 669 900 9128

  • Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 2 p.m.
    Link: bit.ly/drought31
    Meeting ID: 990 1913 0764
    Passcode: 724776
    Join by phone: +1 669 900 9128

For more information please contact Ada Waelder, CSAC Legislative Analyst at awaelder@counties.org.

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