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Water Infrastructure Grant Application Period Opens
Water Commission Offers Resources

March 16, 2017

The California Water Commission is offering a workshop and other resources to those interested in applying for the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP). This program is funded by Prop 1, which provided $2.7 billion for public benefits related to new water storage projects. The Commission will use this funding to support water storage projects that improve the operation of the state water system, are cost effective, and provide a net improvement in ecosystem and water quality conditions.

Eligible projects include surface storage projects identified in the CALFED Record of Decision, groundwater storage projects, groundwater contamination prevention or remediation projects, conjunctive use projects, reservoir reoperation projects, and local and regional surface storage projects that improve the operation of water systems in the state.

WSIP grants will be made through a competitive public process, which is now open for submissions with a final deadline of August 14, 2017.The full complement of information and resources is available here. A workshop will be offered in Sacramento on March 30, with a live webcast option for those unable to attend in person. Staff from the Water Commission, Department of Water Resources, State Water Board, and Department of Fish and Wildlife will be present to answer questions.

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